Join our host Ryan Edwards-Pritchard the Founder & CEO of Cape who he brings our listeners up close and personal with founders and finance leaders from some of the world’s most exciting, fastest-growing startups and scaleups that are changing the way we all live, learn, shop, work, eat and rest.
In this podcast, we shine a light on how finance is another key driver in unlocking growth - just as vital as sales and marketing.
As well as exploring insights that help founders, finance teams & CFOs develop themselves & their companies by understanding how modern financial management helps everyone
COSBOA's Alexi Boyd: Battling the $550m 'Tap & Go' fiasco with Low-Cost Routine
On this month's Good Money we have Alexi Boyd, CEO of the Council of Small Business Association (aka COSBOA). We discuss her time leading the charge in defence of small businesses, her life in radio, and championing small businesses against the big banks.
Airtasker CFO Nathan Chadwick: How to pivot, cut your burn rate & IPO your startup during a global pandemic
On this month's Good Money we have Nathan Chadwick, CFO at Airtasker – the trusted community platform that connects people who need to outsource tasks and find local services, which started in Sydney and is now going global. We talk about why sports (in Nathan’s case AFL) can be a great grounding for a successful corporate career, knowing when to cut your burn rate, pivoting during the global pandemic, the transition to listed company life and making your first international acquisition.
Car Next Door CFO Chen Wang: Three things in startup life: death, taxes & SaaS creep
Our guest this month on the Good Money podcast is Chen Wang, CFO of Car Next Door, the car-sharing startup that connects rented cars to drivers across Australia. We spoke to Chen about his career, running a car-sharing business during a pandemic, how he approaches money from a business perspective, and what kept him and Car Next Door going for the past 18 months.
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Blackbird's Tom Humphrey: Bootstrapping, exiting & investing in the next wave of tech
Moving from startup land to VC, Tom Humphrey is building out a new function at Blackbird, one of the most prolific APAC VCs. He details the struggle of bootstrapping startups and also where he feels the next wave of tech investment lies.
The Good Money Podcast brought to you by Cape; an Australian neobank Background on Tom Tom’s background spans across operational executive, entrepreneur and more recently an investor and advisor to a number of startups. Tom’s journey to becoming a partner at Blackbird might look like a familiar one having gone down the classic career path of management consulting and later in his career gaining an MBA.
Tom spent many years in Silicon Valley, where he built out Canopy, that was later acquired. Prior to Canopy, Tom was an Operations Executive of one of the original pre-Groupon discount stores in Ourdeal.com back in 2010. Over a 12 month period he was with the company as they scaled from a handful of staff to over 85, from and from 0 revenue to $25 million. As they went into hyper growth they exited to a joint venture between channel 10 and newscorp Fair to say that a 1 year timeline to exit is not so common! We had the chance to chat to him about his past experiences.
Who are Blackbird? Founded in 2012, now 35 people, Blackbird are one of the APAC regions most prolific technology VCs. Their most recent $650million fund is sector agnostic, heavily investing into a wide range of Australian and New Zealand based startups. Tom recounts the story of how they raised from tech founders for the first fund. They were one of the first $250k cheques into Canva, as well as others such as Xoox, Safetyculture, CultureAmp, to name but a few. That’s a lot of unicorns to be supported by one fund!
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Engaging and insightful listen on the key finance drivers required for business success. As a CFO myself it’s highly relatable content, not just for CFO’s but to all business owners and operators especially those in start up operations who want to know what Great business practices are all about.
Insightful, engaging and informative!
Great podcast that authentically explores the many facets of finance whilst offering tangible advice to individuals and business alike. 10/10!!