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TWISTA helps your startup thrive with interviews and advice from the leading founders, investors, and thinkers in Australia's tech startup community.

TWISTA - This Week in Startups Australia Mark Pesce

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

TWISTA helps your startup thrive with interviews and advice from the leading founders, investors, and thinkers in Australia's tech startup community.

    Series 10 Episode 20 - Pioneera

    Series 10 Episode 20 - Pioneera

    In TWISTA's Series 10 final, Playful Purpose MD Julie Trell joins us to highlight some of the most impressive WORLDCHANGING startups. Then, LAUNCH's Molly Wood tells us how she approaches the task of investing in WORLDCHANGING climatech businesses. Finally, we unveil the BIG theme for TWISTA Series 11. We're reviewing, summing up, and looking forward.

    Huge thanks to our TWISTA Series 10 Sponsors:

    OurCrowd - Bringing you companies with the greatest growth potential - https://ourcrowd.com/australia
    UserTesting - Put yourself in your customer's shoes - https://usertesting.com/twista
    Zendesk - Build lasting customer experiences from the ground up - https://zendesk.com/twista

    • 34 min
    Series 10 Episode 19 - Pioneera

    Series 10 Episode 19 - Pioneera

    Pioneera's Danielle Owen Whitford and Tahnee Claeys wanted to find a way to alleviate workplace stress and burnout. Their solution, 'Indi', helps employees recognise stressful moments and situations - and offers guidance to them. TWISTA asks whether can managers integrate Pioneera to make workplaces more positive - and more productive? That's why Pioneera is TWISTA's tenth and final WORLDCHANGING startup of Series 10.

    Huge thanks to our TWISTA Series 10 Sponsors:

    Zendesk - Build lasting customer experiences from the ground up - https://zendesk.com/twista
    OurCrowd - Bringing you companies with the greatest growth potential - https://ourcrowd.com/australia
    UserTesting - Put yourself in your customer's shoes - https://usertesting.com/twista

    • 36 min
    Series 10 Episode 18 - Aussie Angels

    Series 10 Episode 18 - Aussie Angels

    Cheryl Mack spent the long 2021 lockdown developing all of the infrastructure to allow any sophisticated Australian investor to create or join a syndicate. Aussie Angeles provides a new, radically open platform to connect investors to early-stage startups - revolutionising the investment landscape.

    Huge thanks to our TWISTA Series 10 Sponsors:

    UserTesting - Put yourself in your customer's shoes - https://usertesting.com/twista
    Zendesk - Build lasting customer experiences from the ground up - https://zendesk.com/twista
    OurCrowd - Bringing you companies with the greatest growth potential - https://ourcrowd.com/australia

    • 36 min
    Series 10 Episode 17 - News Special and SPARK Festival

    Series 10 Episode 17 - News Special and SPARK Festival

    Has 2022 gone to plan? We ask Galileo Ventures co-founder James Alexander and Tech Central Executive Director Annie Parker for their reflections and insights. Then SPARK Festival director Maxine Sherrin shares the high points of an incredible program for anyone interested in startups.

    Huge thanks to our TWISTA Series 10 Sponsors:

    OurCrowd - Bringing you companies with the greatest growth potential - https://ourcrowd.com/australia
    UserTesting - Put yourself in your customer's shoes - https://usertesting.com/twista
    Zendesk - Build lasting customer experiences from the ground up - https://zendesk.com/twista

    • 45 min
    Series 10 Episode 16 - Slurry Tub

    Series 10 Episode 16 - Slurry Tub

    TWISTA talks to Slurry Tub Chairman Angus Hudson. Angus dreamed up a solution to 'wet slurry' generated in nearly all construction work, methodically developed a solution, and now looks to scaling into global growth with his WORLDCHANGING innovation.

    Huge thanks to our TWISTA Series 10 Sponsors:

    UserTesting - Put yourself in your customer's shoes - https://usertesting.com/twista
    Zendesk - Build lasting customer experiences from the ground up - https://zendesk.com/twista
    OurCrowd - Bringing you companies with the greatest growth potential - https://ourcrowd.com/australia

    • 34 min
    Series 10 Episode 15 - Like Family

    Series 10 Episode 15 - Like Family

    TWISTA talks to Like Family co-founder Mat Bertrand about a WORLDCHANGING idea - we can use technology to help us coordinate the web of caring for those we love. Can Like Family scale caring into a profitable global enterprise?

    Huge thanks to our TWISTA Series 10 Sponsors:

    OurCrowd - Bringing you companies with the greatest growth potential - https://ourcrowd.com/australia
    UserTesting - Put yourself in your customer's shoes - https://usertesting.com/twista
    Zendesk - Build lasting customer experiences from the ground up - https://zendesk.com/twista

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Nathanf1 ,

Excellent podcast with unique AU perspective

It's great to finally have an in depth podcast covering the events and interests of Australian startups. Great work TWIST AU team!

Rolypoly98 ,

Good podcast, needs better microphone

The content and delivery of TWISTA is good. I've been listening for a couple of seasons now. Great for keeping tabs on developments in the Australian startup scene.

My only complaint is that it's often difficult to hear, especially in the car, because the audio volume changes a lot or is closer to one of the people talking etc. Fix that and you're on to a winner!

Michael Paxon ,

Great podcast for Australian startups

Excellent audio quality. I've been a fan of TWIST and Jason Calacanis's email newsletter. Great to see TWIST has come to Oz! I listened to GoCatch episode and great to hear their story as I use their app to catch taxis. The podcast series features a number of startups from Australia.

The host Mark Pesce is a well known authority on startups and inventions, having been on ABC tv show The New Inventors. He's also a startup founder of Moore's Cloud.

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