15 episodes

90 per cent of startups fail, but what does it take to build a business that succeeds? That defies all expectations? That could one-day become what investors call a unicorn? Hosted by Kristofor Lawson this series dives into the heart of entrepreneurship, bringing you in-depth interviews with some of the world's greatest business minds. Everyone in this series is a founder, there from the start when their idea was written on the back of a napkin and are now at the helm of a global company.

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90 per cent of startups fail, but what does it take to build a business that succeeds? That defies all expectations? That could one-day become what investors call a unicorn? Hosted by Kristofor Lawson this series dives into the heart of entrepreneurship, bringing you in-depth interviews with some of the world's greatest business minds. Everyone in this series is a founder, there from the start when their idea was written on the back of a napkin and are now at the helm of a global company.

    Building a Better Internet with Cloudflare's Michelle Zatlyn

    Building a Better Internet with Cloudflare's Michelle Zatlyn

    Cloudflare is on a mission to help build a better internet. The online service helps 26 Million websites prevent denial of service attacks, and speed up their pages, to give users a better experience. Michelle Zatlyn is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Cloudflare and in this episode shares her learnings from building a global business that has a market cap of $6.5 Billion.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Scaling Video with Mike Pritchett, CEO of Shootsta

    Scaling Video with Mike Pritchett, CEO of Shootsta

    Video production has traditionally been an industry that requires significant investment to be done well. However in recent years the game has changed. More and more people have access to high-quality camera equipment, and we've seen social media sites requiring regular video content for brands to stay relevant. But how do you produce more video, at a lower price, while maintaining quality? Mike Pritchett is the CEO and co-founder of Shootsta, a company that set out to solve that problem. Shootsta empowers businesses to film their own video content, and then they handle all the post production to make it look great. In just a few years Shootsta has grown to be a global company that is charting their own path and rewriting the rules.




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    • 49 min
    Democratising Design with Canva Co-founder Cameron Adams

    Democratising Design with Canva Co-founder Cameron Adams

    Design is the backbone of any good digital business, but in the past you needed to know someone with the artistic skills and software knowledge to realise your vision. But with the increasing push to democratise technology it was only inevitable that design would soon become more accessible. In this episode, Cameron Adams the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Canva, shares the story of how democratising design created one of Australia's largest tech unicorns.




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    • 52 min
    Bootstrapped with Linktree founders Alex and Anthony Zaccaria

    Bootstrapped with Linktree founders Alex and Anthony Zaccaria

    Every Instagram profile suffers from a major flaw, you can only add one link for the entire profile. This problem has forced influencers to constantly tell their audience to check the 'link in bio'. It’s clunky and a frustration of many users. Alex and Anthony Zaccaria were running a successful digital agency when they grew frustrated with constantly updating their links, so they came up with a solution. It’s called Linktree and within just a few years has grown organically to almost four million users.




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    Visit our presenting sponsor: lawpath.com.au.

    • 53 min
    Culture Matters with Didier Elzinga, CEO of Culture Amp

    Culture Matters with Didier Elzinga, CEO of Culture Amp

    Culture is everything. A great company culture can attract the best staff to come and work for you, and likewise a bad culture can tank your chances of success. So how do you keep tabs on culture when growing your company? Didier Elzinga is the CEO and Founder of Culture Amp - a platform that allows businesses to measure their culture and use that data to improve the experience for their staff. In this episode Didier shares the story of how he went from making movies to running a global company valued at more than a billion dollars.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    We're back!

    We're back!

    Building a Unicorn is back for Season Two! New episodes of the show launch on January 30.




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