27 episodes

A new show about startups founded in Melbourne scaling to global success.

What can founders, teams, investors and fellow Melbourne entrepreneurs learn from their success and failures?

Find out on Scale Up by LaunchVic.

More information go to www.launchvic.org

Season 1: Culture Amp - founded in 2012 to help medium to large companies scale and grow their culture. In 2018 they raised a $49 million Series C round.

Season 2: Redbubble - founded in 2006 as a three sided global artist marketplace with easy to use print on demand services. In 2016 Redbubble went public, listing on the ASX.

LaunchVic is Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency. It’s role is to help build the infrastructure for entrepreneurs and startups in Victoria.

Scale Up LaunchVic

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.3, 44 Ratings

A new show about startups founded in Melbourne scaling to global success.

What can founders, teams, investors and fellow Melbourne entrepreneurs learn from their success and failures?

Find out on Scale Up by LaunchVic.

More information go to www.launchvic.org

Season 1: Culture Amp - founded in 2012 to help medium to large companies scale and grow their culture. In 2018 they raised a $49 million Series C round.

Season 2: Redbubble - founded in 2006 as a three sided global artist marketplace with easy to use print on demand services. In 2016 Redbubble went public, listing on the ASX.

LaunchVic is Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency. It’s role is to help build the infrastructure for entrepreneurs and startups in Victoria.

    3.8 Horizons

    3.8 Horizons

    Envato's capacity to create new products is relentless.

    They don't all work but there's one product that's tipped to be a very large part of the business in the coming years. 

    Even in the early days of the company it had created not one but three marketplaces.

    This is the final episode of the third season. 

    Share the show and leave a review where you're listening.

     

    Scale Up is a podcast by LaunchVic, Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency.

    For more information on the series or anything happening in Victoria's startup scene visit launchvic.org.

     

    GhostPatrol website / Instagram

    Medium: Fair revenue share for independent designers, Xavier Russo

    Medium: How To Make Streaming Royalties Fair(er), Sharky Laguana

    LaunchVic: a review of Melbourne's Digital Marketplace

    McKinsey: The three horizons of growth

     

    All the sounds and music in this season of Scale Up are from Envato Elements.

     

    Credits

    Hosted by Courtney Carthy

    Thanks to the following people in this episode in no particular order.

    Ghostpatrol AKA David Booth

    Collis Ta'eed

    James Ross

    Prof Michael Vitale

    Monica McCormick

    Xavier Russo

    Julian Doherty

    Support the show: http://www.launchvic.org

    • 26 min
    3.7 Like a spaceship

    3.7 Like a spaceship

    Envato is strangely unencumbered by external deadlines, forces, companies, weather, politics and many other things that traditional businesses might be. 

    In the head office on King Street there’s a peculiar but positive sense of calm that exists as soon as you swipe into the building.

     

    Scale Up is a podcast by LaunchVic, Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency.

    For more information on the series or anything happening in Victoria's startup scene visit launchvic.org.

     

    Credits

    Hosted by Courtney Carthy

    Thanks to the following people in this episode in no particular order

    Lindsay Andrew

    Matthew Cox

    James Giroux

    Collis Ta-eed

    Nick Rasmussen

    Julian Doherty

    Gus Gollings

    James Ross

    Monica McCormick

    Support the show: http://www.launchvic.org

    • 26 min
    3.6 Hunting people down

    3.6 Hunting people down

    You've never heard of a company profit share like this.

    Wanting to take a more systematic approach to how the company shares its profit the team at the top gets a small team in HR together to keep a secret and get busy.

    What they do will only ever and can only ever happen once at Envato.

     

    Scale Up is a podcast by LaunchVic, Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency.

    For more information on the series or anything happening in Victoria's startup scene visit launchvic.org.

     

    Credits

    Hosted by Courtney Carthy

    Thanks to the following people in this episode in no particular order

    Mary-Anne Cosgrove

    Peter Rhoades

    Collis Ta-eed

    Amber Johnson

    Nick Rasmussen

    Julian Doherty

    Briany Kalms

    Kelly Dent

    Support the show: http://www.launchvic.org

    • 17 min
    3.5 It’s all miserable, please help.

    3.5 It’s all miserable, please help.

    Being a huge website makes you a big target for people with bad intentions.

    And when they decide to act it can often come in the form of a distributed denial of service attack - a DDOS attack.

    What happens when Envato's targeted and how do they respond?

    Whoever's on call get's to work quickly.

     

    Scale Up is a podcast by LaunchVic, Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency.

    For more information on the series or anything happening in Victoria's startup scene visit launchvic.org.

     

    Credits

    Hosted by Courtney Carthy

    Thanks to the following people in this episode

    Mario Visic

    Lindsay Andrew

    James Ross

    Support the show: http://www.launchvic.org

    • 19 min
    3.4 Such a weird number

    3.4 Such a weird number

    "When the community succeeds, we succeed"

    One of the the values (see last episode) and emblematic of the focus Envato retains on its treasured and longtime community of authors.

    Building the global community has been a focus from the start.

    It is why Envato can keep diversifying, scaling and increasing the huge amount of revenue that flows through it to the community.



    Scale Up is a podcast by LaunchVic, Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency.

    For more information on the series or anything happening in Victoria's startup scene visit launchvic.org.



    Credits

    Hosted by Courtney Carthy

    Thanks to the following people in this episode

    Collis Ta'eed

    Cyan Ta'eed

    Kate McInnes

    Mario Visic

    James Giroux

    Brett Elliott

    Josh Janssen

    Julian Doherty

    Nick Rasmussen

    Support the show: http://www.launchvic.org

    • 26 min
    3.3 Tell it like it is

    3.3 Tell it like it is

    In a Friday meeting Collis Ta'eed's phone starts buzzing. Someone appears at the window.

    Then half the executive team are waiting outside.

    Something's going on.

    It's one thing to have values, it's another to stand by them even if it negatively affects the business.

    When push came to shove Envato's made those choices.

    Almost more than any other, "Values" is the word people at Envato used when describing the company.

    Scale Up is a podcast by LaunchVic, Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency.

    For more information on the series or anything happening in Victoria's startup scene visit launchvic.org.



    Credits

    Hosted by Courtney Carthy

    Thanks to the following people in this episode

    Collis Ta'eed

    Jo Miller

    Kate McInnes

    Mary-Anne Cosgrove

    Matthew Cox

    Cyan Ta'eed

    Paul Moran

    Support the show: http://www.launchvic.org

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

MaksP ,

So Close To Home

Excellent show, as a member of a Melbourne start up this podcast rings very true. It's encouraging to hear others with simmilar experiences of the highs and lows of start up life. I'm really looking forward to more episodes of this show, and mroe of the comfort/therapy that it provides!

babyboomer from camberwell ,

Hockey sticks episode

Entertaining and informative- impressed by the openness and willingness to share information. Makes the world of business sound like an interesting place. Also loved the little updates and side bits of information inserted in podcast - meant the story was clearer and easier to follow. Looking forward to next episode.

Just finished final episode- sorry it is over.
Great inspirational series for anyone not just entrepreneurs.

JacquiJones ,

Scale Up - stole my title

Absolutely loving the new Scale Up podcast from LaunchVic. I discovered it because I wanted to call our podcast with the same title! Being a founder of a tech company myself, the interviews and commentary is relevant to our business. No one knows what it is really like running an early stage growth company until you’re in the game.

Keep going Scale Up! Would love to hear stories about other Australian SaaS startups making it big in the US and other markets.

Jacqui Jones, Founder / CEO, Way We Do

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