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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 10 Episode 6 - Cameron Adams Gives His All

    Series 10 Episode 6 - Cameron Adams Gives His All

    In the second half of TWISTA's interview with Canva co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Cameron Adams, we learn about the startup's plans to change the world - and Cam's efforts to create a more sustainable future for everyone. Plus: four key factors defining a WORLDCHANGING startup.

    Huge thanks to our TWISTA Series 10 Sponsors:

    OurCrowd - Bringing you companies with the greatest growth potential - https://ourcrowd.com/twista
    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

    • 36 min
    Series 10 Episode 5 - Election News Special

    Series 10 Episode 5 - Election News Special

    With just 10 days until the Federal Election, TWISTA consults VCs Andrea Gardiner (CEO, Jelix Ventures) and Dean Dorrell (Partner, Carthona Capital) on the election sweeteners for startups - and the policy needs of a nation that fancies itself an innovation leader. Plus: Fast fails and Canva gets repriced. Before you cast your ballot, have a listen!

    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/twista
    UserTesting - Put yourself in your customer's shoes - https://usertesting.com/twista

    • 43 min
    Series 10 Episode 4 - Cam Adams Gets Cultural

    Series 10 Episode 4 - Cam Adams Gets Cultural

    Canva co-founder and Chief Product Officer Cameron Adams visited TWISTA all the way back in series 2. Seven years later, Canva is bigger - and better. How did that happen? What has Cam learned about growing well and building a culture that attracts talent? Cam shares Canva's story on this episode of TWISTA.

    Huge thanks to our new 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/twista

    • 36 min
    Series 10 Episode 3 - Jason Calacanis Goes Remote

    Series 10 Episode 3 - Jason Calacanis Goes Remote

    We invite 'Mister Angel' Jason Calacanis back for more of our recent wide-ranging interview. This time we focus on how the transition to remote work has radically changed the management of startups - and how it aids investors to increase their deal flow by 5x.

    Huge thanks to our new TWISTA Series 10 Sponsors:

    OurCrowd - Bringing you companies with the greatest growth potential - https://ourcrowd.com/twista
    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

    • 35 min
    Series 10 Episode 2 - News Special with Cheryl Mack and Mike Nicholls

    Series 10 Episode 2 - News Special with Cheryl Mack and Mike Nicholls

    Has a cash splash in the pre-election Federal Budget changed the landscape for startups? Is the global talent shortage creating runway problems? Are female founders finally getting their due? These are just some of the issues angel investor extraorinaire Cheryl Mack and VC 'Rescue' Mike Nicholls cover in TWISTA's first news special of Series 10.

    Huge thanks to our new 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/twista
    UserTesting - Put yourself in your customer's shoes - https://usertesting.com/twista

    • 49 min
    Series 10 Episode 1 - Jason Calacanis gets psychic

    Series 10 Episode 1 - Jason Calacanis gets psychic

    "Mister Angel", Jason Calacanis, joins TWISTA for our annual check-in. As we exit the pandemic, we review some of Jason's predictions about the changing nature of work, then turn our attentions to startups - which now have a unique advantage in the contest for global talent.

    Huge thanks to our new 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/twista

    • 37 min

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