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
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 […]
Ep130 – Rachael Neumann (Founder – Working Theory Angels) on trust, talent & golden metrics
My guest for Ep130 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was returning guest and Founder of Working Theory Angels, Rachael Neumann. I first interviewed Rachael for Ep057 of the podcast back in July 2017 when we discussed her background as the former General Manager of Eventbrite in Australia and her views on investing in founders and […]
Ep129 – James Chin Moody (Co-founder & CEO – Sendle) on systems, reputation & hell yeahs!
My guest for Ep129 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was the Co-founder & CEO of Sendle, James Chin Moody. James has previously held roles as Executive Director, Development at the CSIRO, Australian National Commissioner for UNESCO, member of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Advisory Board and Trustee for the Australian Museum. He was also Chief […]
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As a founder I’m voracious in consuming startup podcasts; This week in start ups, recode, Y Combinator. Rohit provides the best insight on HOW to run your company rather than discussing the fluffy topics around it. The best podcast for someone wanting to know and understand best practices.
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