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There is a lot of activity in the Australian startup ecosystem. Ideas, talent, and money are all flowing into this sector at an unprecedented rate.

This weekly podcast brings in-depth interviews with the best people making the biggest difference.

It's brought to you by Ian Gardiner and Phaedon Stough, technology entrepreneurs helping to grow the startup sector in Australia and New Zealand. Ian and Phaedon co-founded Innovation Bay with a clear mission to help technology entrepreneurs succeed.

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    • 4.9, 36 Ratings

There is a lot of activity in the Australian startup ecosystem. Ideas, talent, and money are all flowing into this sector at an unprecedented rate.

This weekly podcast brings in-depth interviews with the best people making the biggest difference.

It's brought to you by Ian Gardiner and Phaedon Stough, technology entrepreneurs helping to grow the startup sector in Australia and New Zealand. Ian and Phaedon co-founded Innovation Bay with a clear mission to help technology entrepreneurs succeed.

    E84 - Dan Phillips, Macquarie Capital

    E84 - Dan Phillips, Macquarie Capital

    Dan Phillips has spent most of his career building up Macquarie Capital's Venture Capital Group. Somewhat of a well-kept secret in the Australian startup ecosystem, in the past 25 years the Venture Capital Group has done 36 deals and deployed almost $600 million dollars of capital into some fantastic companies. The group has 11 companies currently in the portfolio.

    In this pod interview, Ian and Dan discuss:
    -The implications of COVID for Australian startups
    -Some success stories from the past 25 years
    -How their hands-on investing model works
    -The sectors and geographies the group focuses on
    -The strategies that lead to a 90%+ success rate with investments

    • 52 min
    OTPBD News Special - 19th May

    OTPBD News Special - 19th May

    Hello and welcome to the fourth edition of the OTPBD News Special. It's our fortnightly podcast looking at the stories behind the headlines of the news that matters for the Australian and Kiwi startup ecosystem.

    Meet this week's panel:
    VC: Mike Dovey, Firemark Ventures
    Founder: Justin Webb, AgriWebb
    Ecosystem: Imogen Baxter, Square Peg Capital

    Topics we discuss:
    We discuss the flurry of new investments these past few weeks including; Doctor Anywhere, Judo Bank Qwilr, The Yield, and Verteva. We also cover Nura's long awaited Loops hitting the market, Atlassian acquisition of Halp, the UK's first week of zero coal power, and Twitter's announcement that employees can work from home forever.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    E83 - Jeremy Liew, Lightspeed Venture Partners

    E83 - Jeremy Liew, Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Jeremy Liew was named by the Sydney Morning Herald as Silicon Valley's "Most powerful Aussie". One look at his track record, and it's no surprise why. Hailing from Perth, Jeremy is a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. After spending the '90s and early 2000s working for web pioneers such as Netscape, AOL, CitySearch, and Interactive Corp, Jeremy joined Lightspeed in 2006 to help the firm, which traditionally was B2B-focused, expand to the consumer. He was the first VC to invest in Snapchat and has recently invested in direct-to-consumer shoe startup Rothy's, consumer goods maker The Honest Company and online lending platform Affirm.

    In this episode Jeremy...
    -Talks us through how his career led him to VC in Silicon Valley
    -Tells the story behind investing in Snap
    -Discusses best practices for choosing board members
    -Explains his criteria for investing in consumer tech
    -Shares tips for founders looking for the right venture partner match

    • 1 hr 7 min
    OTPBD News Special - 4th May

    OTPBD News Special - 4th May

    Welcome to the third episode of the OTPBD News Special. It's a fortnightly podcast looking at the stories behind the headlines of the news that matters for the Australian and Kiwi startup ecosystem.

    Meet this week's panel:
    VC: Daniel Petre, AirTree Ventures
    Founder: Antony Ceravolo, Sine
    Ecosystem: Rachael Neumann, AWS

    Topics we discuss:
    Will superannuation funds continue to back Aussies VCs, the launch of the Governments COVIDSafe app and do we trust them with our data, how Elon Musk wiped $14bn of Tesla's stock with one tweet, and why founders like Jeff Bezos and RedBubble's Martin Hoskings stepping back in to take the reins in a crisis.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    E82 - Jaime Bott, Sequoia Capital

    E82 - Jaime Bott, Sequoia Capital

    Jaime Bott is a partner at Sequoia Capital, managing their Talent Advisory function. She leads a talent team of 14 who help Sequoia's portfolio companies hire amazing talent, assemble a recruiting function, and build a board. Since Jaime started at Sequoia in 2010, talent evolved into an essential function for VC firms. 10 years ago there were less than 5 people in the Bay Area working for venture firms in a talent function; now there are at least 280 venture talent partners around the world.

    In this episode, Jaime shares her expansive startup talent expertise, touching on important topics like:

    • How to create and run functional boards
    • Driving diversity with recruitment
    • Common recruitment mistakes
    • How to build an in-house recruitment function
    • Tools, systems, and software for working in talent

    • 1 hr 16 min
    E81 - Michael Pryor, Trello

    E81 - Michael Pryor, Trello

    Today we speak with Michael Pryor, co-founder, CEO and current Head of Product for Trello at Atlassian. Trello was acquired by Atlassian in 2017 for $425M and stands as Atlassian's largest-ever acquisition. Trello is one of many products developed by Fog Creek Software, a company Michael co-founded with Joel Spolsky back in 2000. Michael's co-founder pitched Trello at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2007 with the lofty goal of attracting 100 million users. Now, 13 years later, over 50 million people are signed up for Trello and that goal doesn't seem so lofty anymore.

    In addition to the birth and growth of Trello, this episode also focuses on how to effectively work remotely. Two thirds of Trello's workforce is remote, so Michael shares his tested strategies for how to build, manage, and grow a remote workforce.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

3johnnys ,

It works, insightful and patient two way discussion

This podcast works, insightful and patient two way discussion about start ups in Australia and elsewhere, start ups on their own and at risk of being oxymoronic, start ups in larger corporate entities

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Extremely useful resource for founders. I find each guest offers something very valuable to the table.

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Entertaining and insightful.

Great podcast with valuable insights for founders in an entertaining delivery. Many great interviews and valuable lessons are revealed.

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