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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.

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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.

    Series 9 Episode 5 - Tractor Venture's Matt Allen

    Series 9 Episode 5 - Tractor Venture's Matt Allen

    Matt Allen found a gap in the startup funding model. Now he’s driving Tractor Ventures through it, providing unsecured loans to startups with accelerating revenues. Are loans a better deal than selling shares? This episode is a must for every startup raising capital.

    EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING - Matt gets a bit sweary (in a good way)

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    • 36 min
    Series 9 Episode 4 - Tide's Michael Loewy

    Series 9 Episode 4 - Tide's Michael Loewy

    The epidemic of data leaks proves businesses need to rethink how they collect, store and operate on our personal data. TIDE co-founder and CEO Mike Loewy tells us what it takes to bring the best of blockchain - invisibly, and securely - to nearly every digital product and service.

    Big thanks to our sponsors:

    UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - https://usertesting.com/twista
    Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - https://squarespace.com/twista
    Odoo - The office stack that scales with your startup - https://odoo.com/twista

    • 33 min
    Series 9 Episode 3 - Oovvuu's Ricky Sutton

    Series 9 Episode 3 - Oovvuu's Ricky Sutton

    Ricky Sutton built Oovvuu into a successful media company by challenging the platform monopolies of Google and Facebook - offering an alternative, and beating them at their own game. He shares his secrets for success when going up against trillion-dollar companies?

    Big thanks to our sponsors:

    Odoo - The office stack that scales with your startup - https://odoo.com/twista
    UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - https://usertesting.com/twista
    Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - https://squarespace.com/twista

    • 36 min
    Series 9 Episode 2 - News Special

    Series 9 Episode 2 - News Special

    TWISTA welcomes back SheEO Country Lead Julie Trell and Main Sequence GP Mike Nicholls to explore the post-pandemic landscape for startups, emerging funding models - and what their experience has taught them are the key elements for a successful startup.

    Big thanks to our sponsors:

    Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - https://squarespace.com/twista
    Odoo - The office stack that scales with your startup - https://odoo.com/twista
    UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - https://usertesting.com/twista

    • 42 min
    Series 9 Episode 1 - Jason Calacanis gets successful

    Series 9 Episode 1 - Jason Calacanis gets successful

    TWISTA Patron Saint Jason Calacanis joins us to kick off series 9 with a deep dive into the post-pandemic startup world - and the virtuous cycle of successful startups.

    Big thanks to our sponsors:

    UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - https://usertesting.com/twista
    Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - https://squarespace.com/twista
    Odoo - The office stack that scales with your startup - https://odoo.com/twista

    • 46 min
    Series 8 Episode 5 - FIX IT IN POST

    Series 8 Episode 5 - FIX IT IN POST

    Guests Annie Parker, Ian Gardiner, Murray Hurps and Julie Trell address challenges facing startups in a 'new normal' COVID-19 economy.

    Big thanks to our sponsor:

    UTS Startups - driving the next generation of entrepreneurs - more at https://startups.uts.edu.au

    • 37 min

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