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Startup&Angels is a series of online and offline events founded in 2016 by French Australian entrepreneurs passionated in the startup space, that wanted to connect together founders with business angels.The community has grown over time, with more than 70 events organised physically and virtually in more than 15 countries around the world, from Africa to Asia and Oceania, gathering more than 5,000 attendees with 500 speakers including founders, investors, accelerators, facilitators, governments, business angels and medias.You will discover different topics about entrepreneurship, fundraising, pitching, business development, growth hacking, marketing, technology, investing and more over our different interviews, panels and podcasts.

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Startup&Angels is a series of online and offline events founded in 2016 by French Australian entrepreneurs passionated in the startup space, that wanted to connect together founders with business angels.The community has grown over time, with more than 70 events organised physically and virtually in more than 15 countries around the world, from Africa to Asia and Oceania, gathering more than 5,000 attendees with 500 speakers including founders, investors, accelerators, facilitators, governments, business angels and medias.You will discover different topics about entrepreneurship, fundraising, pitching, business development, growth hacking, marketing, technology, investing and more over our different interviews, panels and podcasts.

    Talent shortage in Australia: how to overcome the fear of hiring remotely? Ft. Craig Goldblatt from Globalization Partners

    Talent shortage in Australia: how to overcome the fear of hiring remotely? Ft. Craig Goldblatt from Globalization Partners

    In this episode about the talent shortage issue in Australia, Leo is interviewing Craig Goldblatt, Vice President of Partners & Alliances for Globalization Partners business in Asia. 
    Is Australia's talent shortage and skills gap issue real? What is the Australian government doing to address the problem? And what are some solutions for Australian businesses to leverage?
    Facing a shrinking talent pool and widening skills gap, Australian companies seem to be struggling to hire locally. A shrinking population and closed borders due to the pandemic further exacerbates the situation. 
    But international borderless hiring is quickly emerging as a viable solution.  
    Through remote hiring, Australian companies can now cast a wider net and hire the best talent located anywhere in the world. With some skillsets geographically concentrated in specific talent hubs, remote hiring also provides cost-effective access to these highly sought-after professionals. 
    Additionally, the Australian government recently launched initiatives to encourage and promote international hiring. 
    Although the benefits for remote hiring are plentiful, companies must stay on top of compliance risks and administrative nightmares surrounding legal, tax, and contractual specificities. 
    In this episode, Leo interviews Craig Goldblatt, Vice President of Partners & Alliances for Globalization Partners, as they discuss Australia's talent shortage, tips on growing remotely, and tools and management strategies companies can deploy today. 
    For more insight into the Australian talent shortage and alternate talent hubs for your business to hire from, check out Globalization Partner's latest blog. 
    Learn more about Globalization Partners here: https://www.globalization-partners.com/goglobal/ 
     
    Become a member of the Startup&angels community (free) >> https://startupsandangels.ramenlife.co/home
    and build your network, find your investor, meet your co-founder, share with your peers, connect with customers and make things happen!
    This podcast is sponsored by Australiance, your recruitment and business partner in APAC.

    • 33 min
    Hacking wine with AI Ft. Sarah Sweeney from Winevalet - BIRCHAL series #2

    Hacking wine with AI Ft. Sarah Sweeney from Winevalet - BIRCHAL series #2

    Do you know Winevalet? The app that is finding and delivering your perfect wine from local wineries directly to your place! Listen to Sarah's passion and fun story about how she went from optometry to being an entrepreneur and how they are building an amazing team of passionate individuals around the project.
    We also talk about the traditionally reserved for men wine industry and investment world and how Sarah is learning to leverage the ecosystem to break through with success!
    Winevalet is raising with Birchal - EOI open until May 25th 2021, check it out >> https://www.birchal.com/company/winevalet
     
    Become a member of the Startup&angels community (free) >> https://startupsandangels.ramenlife.co/home
    and build your network, find your investor, meet your co-founder, share with your peers, connect with customers and make things happen!
    This podcast is sponsored by Australiance, your recruitment and business partner in APAC.

    • 29 min
    Pickle Power! Ft. James Barbour from Dillicious - BIRCHAL Series #1

    Pickle Power! Ft. James Barbour from Dillicious - BIRCHAL Series #1

    Special series on equity crowdfunding
    Today, I am with James Barbour from Dillicious, a fantastic success story that proves that when you believe and love what you do, you can reach the moon! James was working in the retail industry as a sales and general manager when he launched a little pickles production along with his wife, as a side-project. Success of the taste, concept and love he put in his pickles, the side-project became his full time job within a few months. He signed his first big contract with a distributor a few days after he decided to quit his job and since then, he is un-stoppable: pitching at entrepreneur events, appearing in a few podcasts and launching his EOI with Birchal in a few days!
    Check out his Dillicious and the EOI details, as well as other amazing brands and projects to invest in: https://www.birchal.com/
    In our next episode of the Birchal series, I will be with Sarah Sweeney from Winevalet. Stay tuned!
     
    To contact James: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamjamesbarbour/
    Become a member of the Startup&angels community (free) >> https://startupsandangels.ramenlife.co/home
    and build your network, find your investor, meet your co-founder, share with your peers, connect with customers and make things happen!
    This podcast is sponsored by Australiance, your recruitment and business partner in APAC.

    • 22 min
    Did you say "Growth Hacking"? Part #2, ft. Thibaut Briere from Growth Marketing Studio

    Did you say "Growth Hacking"? Part #2, ft. Thibaut Briere from Growth Marketing Studio

    In this second episode with Thibaut Briere (actually one single recording but Thibaut had a lot to share!), we are focusing on the Asian market, its complexity and how crucial it is to test this market.
    How, will you ask! Thibaut advises to build your website with a different landing page for each country. This way, you can test your messaging per country… He also explains how to use Facebook ads and LinkedIn. Another episode full of concrete tips!
    What is important is to learn about your market while according to him, the future of marketing will be driven by a s”ocial media fatigue”; COVID and digitalisation have seen an increasing traffic on social medias but without actions taken by users. As a result, the cost of ads has decreased but their efficiency as well!
    For Thibaut, it’s not enough to publish, you need quality content with a proper branding and messaging; “there is no shortcut in marketing”.
    To contact Thibaut: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thibautbriere/
     
    Become a member of the Startup&angels community (free) >> https://startupsandangels.ramenlife.co/home
    and build your network, find your investor, meet your co-founder, share with your peers, connect with customers and make things happen!
    This podcast is sponsored by Australiance, your recruitment and business partner in APAC.
     
    Like Marketing? Listen to Jason Bradwell's podcast "B2B Better" where he interviews marketing experts and shares actionable advice on strategy, content, digital, communications & more...: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS84MTEzNTIucnNz?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiY7bHj5ZvvAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAg

    • 23 min
    Bonus Episode - Startup&Angels Online event #9 “USA vs. AUS: STARTUP FUNDING TRENDS & COMPARISON”

    Bonus Episode - Startup&Angels Online event #9 “USA vs. AUS: STARTUP FUNDING TRENDS & COMPARISON”

    Online event from February 25th 2021, with guest speakers Matthew Browne (Black Nova Group - Sydney) and Andy Leroux (Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center - San Francisco) and moderated by Startup&Angels co-founder, Leo Denes.
    Andy helps us understanding better how to raise funds in the US; a very heavy and long process that he describes for us. He also warns that since 2018, it's getting harder for early stage startups to raise as investors are looking at scale-ups mainly... On the Australian side, Matt talks about a good seed and pre-seed focus which is more encouraging for early stage founders!
    Our panel also discussed the remote disruption in fundraising, with US VCs accepting and opening more and more to foreign companies through digital meetings and process flows. Matt also mentioned a recent “propensity of US investors to invest in Australia" which is a great news for the ecosystem. The pandemic has seen a “sophistication of the Australian ecosystem” with a better maturity of programs, accelerators and investors, diversifying to early stage startups.
    Best quotes:
    “Think about investors as partners as opposed as bankers” - Andy“Get working on the engine room as early as possible to have strong data to show investors” - Matt“Know yourself, where you want to go, who is with you and who you need” - Andy 
    Contacts:
    Andy Le Roux: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andresleroux/Matthew Browne: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brownematthew/ 
    Become a member of the Startup&angels community (free) >> https://startupsandangels.ramenlife.co/home
    and build your network, find your investor, meet your co-founder, share with your peers, connect with customers and make things happen!
    This podcast is sponsored by Australiance, your recruitment and business partner in APAC.

    • 58 min
    Did you say "Growth Hacking"? Part #1, ft. Thibaut Briere from Growth Marketing Studio

    Did you say "Growth Hacking"? Part #1, ft. Thibaut Briere from Growth Marketing Studio

    In this great episode, Thibaut first talks about his love for Asia, why it's the place to be for business and why it is a very complex market to enter. We then discuss about marketing for startups, why it has to be innovative, inventive and different if you want to survive. Why you should focus on your messaging and not so much on your branding/logo.
    Diving into your positioning, why radical differentiation will be your best ally; “you are small so you can afford to be really different, and people will remember you more”, “you need to find an edge” to test your market. Very insightful advice if you are launching your product/service and don't have a huge amount of time and money to start with...
    About Growth Hacking (well, Thibaut prefers to talk about Growth Marketing): 
    Usually, you can’t really measure a marketing strategy on your revenue, so Growth Marketing is about finding growth and prioritise the actions that will impact your revenue (very business driven approach).Growth Marketing bridges marketing and sales to really assess this impact.It’s a very structured process of experimentation at small scale, to test small changes.There is an unconventional part in Growth Marketing, in finding new ways of doing things.To conclude, Thibaut gives a few concrete tools to implement your growth marketing strategy immediately: the AARRR process (acquisition, activation, retention, referral, revenue), the 19 channels you can use in marketing and the prioritisation framework... such a program!
    Now that you know everything about Growth Marketing, don't miss the Part #2 of this interview, about experimentation and how to use LinkedIn as an entrepreneur!
    Favorite quote: “Innovation happens when you have constraints”
    To contact Thibaut: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thibautbriere/
     
    Become a member of the Startup&angels community (free) >> https://startupsandangels.ramenlife.co/home
    and build your network, find your investor, meet your co-founder, share with your peers, connect with customers and make things happen!
    This podcast is sponsored by Australiance, your recruitment and business partner in APAC.

    • 28 min

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