Episode S09E11 Success in Lockdown

From inside a pandemic lockdown of uncertain duration, how do Sydney’s startups operate – and thrive? We ask Tractor Ventures‘ Matt Allen for insights from Melbourne’s 111-day lockdown, then check in with Inspace CEO Justin Liang – who pivoted his startup during the first lockdown. Timely tips for all of Australia’s startup community.

TWISTA S09E11 Success in Lockdown

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Episode S09E10 EOFY with Damian Smyth and Alex Chisholm

EOFY means startups need to do their sums – and file for their research and development tax credits, instant asset writeoffs, and much more. TWISTA speaks with Swanson Reed‘s Damian Smyth and Alex Chisholm about how clever startups can document their way into big tax refunds – no profits required!

TWISTA S09E10 EOFY with Damian Smyth and Alex Chisholm

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Episode S09E09 Fingerprint for Success’ Michelle Duval

Michelle Duval created Fingerprint for Success as a SaaS offering, leveraging what she’d learned as a career coach. Michelle shares her detailed studies of successful startup entrepreneurs – and tells us what we need to improve within ourselves to maximize our chances for success.

TWISTA S09E09 Fingerprint for Success’ Michelle Duval

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Episode S09E08 Coviu’s Silvia Pfeiffer

A pandemic-driven transition to telehealth meant Silvia Pfeiffer‘s Coviu grew massively over the last year. How does she balance growth against the ever-changing rules of Australia’s Medicare system? And what has Silvia learned about building a successful startup?

TWISTA S09E08 Silvia Pfeiffer

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Episode S09E07 News Special

We’ve just seen a big-spending Federal budget. What do Jelix VC CEO Andrea Gardiner and Carthona Capital partner Dean Dorrell reckon it all means for startups? Do we need a ‘patent box’ for deep tech? And what have both learned about why a startup succeeds?

TWISTA S09E07 News Special

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Episode S09E06 VOW’s George Peppou

George Peppou knew nothing about biotech when he co-founded VOW; he’s now well on his way to vat-growing meats that could feed billions around the world. Is biotech fundamentally different – and how has VOW used the best bits of tech startups to accelerate their growth?

TWISTA S09E06 VOW’s George Peppou

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Episode S09E05 Tractor Venture’s Matt Allen

Matt Allen found a gap in the startup funding model. Now he’s driving Tractor Ventures through it, providing unsecured loans to startups with accelerating revenues. Are loans a better deal than selling shares? This episode is a must for every startup raising capital.

EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING – Matt gets a bit sweary (in a good way)

TWISTA S09E05 Tractor Venture’s Matt Allen

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Episode S09E04 Tide’s Michael Loewy

An epidemic of data leaks proves businesses need to rethink how they collect, store and operate on our personal data. TIDE co-founder and CEO Mike Loewy tells us what it takes to bring the best of blockchain – invisibly, and securely – to nearly every digital product and service.

TWISTA S09E04 Tide’s Michael Loewy

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Episode S09E03 Oovuu’s Ricky Sutton

Ricky Sutton built Oovvuu into a successful media company by challenging the platform monopolies of Google and Facebook – offering an alternative, and beating them at their own game. He shares his secrets for success when going up against trillion-dollar companies!

TWISTA S09E03 Oovvuu’s Ricky Sutton

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Episode S09E02 News Special

TWISTA welcomes back SheEO Country Lead Julie Trell and Main Sequence GP Mike Nicholls to explore the post-pandemic landscape for startups, emerging funding models – and what their experience has taught them are the key elements for a successful startup.

TWISTA S09E02 News Special

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A big shout out to HerShee, who joined us for this podcast!