The Startup Playbook Podcast, is a weekly series where I interview successful entrepreneurs, investors and experts within the startup and online business space to provide you with insight, practical steps and a "playbook" to give you the best chance to succeed in your own business. If you are looking to to start or grow a business, looking for funding or just want to understand the mindset of entrepreneurs and investors, this podcast is for you! Some of the guests on the show include Justin Dry (Co-CEO of Vinomofo - recently closed $25M round of funding), Shelli Trung (named as one of the "top 100 angel investors to follow on Twitter"), James and Matt from M5859 Apps (creators of App of the year for 2012 - Number 1 in 22 countries and over 500K downloads), Paul Naphtali (Co-Founder of $50M Rampersand Venture Capital Fund) and Alex McBride (Founder - The Fifth Watches) which has gained over 500,000 followers since launching 18 months ago. In these interviews we dive deep into the mindset, challenges, strategies and learnings that these successful individuals want to pass on to the next generation of startup founders and business owners. The podcast interviews are conducted by Rohit Bhargava. He is a 2 x startup founder, most recently he was the Co-Founder and CEO of StageLabel - a "crowd funding for fashion" platform that helped launch over 150 brands around the world. He now spends his time actively assisting startup founders launch, grow and fund their businesses. You can find him on Twitter @rohitbhargava7
Ep136 – Manuri Gunawardena (Founder & CEO – HealthMatch) on setting your North Star
My guest for Ep136 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was the Founder & CEO of HealthMatch, Manuri Gunawardena. Manuri launched HealthMatch in 2017 after witnessing first hand the challenges of patients looking to gain access to clinical trials. In her final years of medical school, she worked in neuro-oncology research particularly focussed on Glioblastoma multiforme […]
Ep135 – Gabby Leibovich (Co-founder – The Catch Group) on culture, leadership & kissing frogs
My guest for Ep135 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was Gabby Leibovich, Co-founder of The Catch Group. Gabby and his brother Hezi are two of Australia’s leading e-commerce entrepreneurs. In October 2006, they launched Catch of the Day, a website that provided an exclusive deal on it’s platform everyday. By 2010 it had become Australia’s […]
Ep134 – Jason Wilby (Co-founder & Co-CEO – Open) on risk, purpose and shared values
My guest for Ep134 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was the Co-founder & Co-CEO of Open and Huddle Insurance, Jason Wilby. In 2016, Jason and his Co-founder, Jonathan Buck, launched Huddle, Open’s Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) brand which is now Australia’s most popular tech-driven Insurance company. The tech developed through Huddle is now the foundation for Open’s […]
Ep133 – David Shein (GP – Our Innovation Fund) on legendary customer service
My guest for Ep133 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was the Co-founder & General Partner of Our Innovation Fund, David Shein. In 1986, David launched Com Tech, just 9 months after moving to Australia from South Africa. Fast forward 14 years and the company grew to 1,400 staff across Australia and revenues of $700M before […]
Ep132 – Guy Pearson (Founder & CEO – Practice Ignition) on vision, storytelling & ecosystems
My guest for Ep132 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was the Founder & CEO of Practice Ignition, Guy Pearson. Guy has helped to transform the accounting industry, initially with Interactive Accounting which launched in 2009 as one of Australia’s first cloud-based accounting firms. He went on to launch 5 businesses between the ages of 25 […]
Ep131 – Domm Holland (Co-founder & CEO – Fast) on networks, transparency & focus
My guest for Ep131 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was the Co-founder & CEO of Fast, Domm Holland. Domm was previously the Founder & CEO of on-demand towing platform, Tow that processed more than $50M in transactions. During his tenure there, Domm was awarded the top spot on the Deloitte Tech Fast 50 and recognized […]
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