Category : Financial Sector

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Rod Drury, Xero

 Rod Drury is the founder and CEO of Xero, a New Zealand accounting software business.

Rod joined me for a chat at the launch of Innovation Bay’s Melbourne chapter. He’s an amazing guy with an incredible story. A remote location and a perceived scarcity of growth capital have certainly not been a handicap for Xero as it has grown into the $3bn software powerhouse it is today.

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Jost Stollmann, Tyro

As part of the Sunrise conference this year I had the chance to interview the amazing Jost Stollmann from Tyro. Thanks to Niki and the guys from Blackbird for pulling the conference together. Really valuable for the whole sector and great fun too.

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Doug Stuart, Instaclustr

I visited the hotbed of Canberra startup innovation, the CBR Innovation Network. One of their hottest startups is Instaclustr, which offers cloud access to the remarkable Apache Cassandra database. Only about a year old this startup has delivered an amazing product, expanded overseas and raised over $2m in funding. I sat down and chatted to Doug Stuart, their CEO.

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Alternative finance panel at the ASX – 30 April 2015

I moderated a panel on “Alternative Finance” at the ASX. Organised by Chris and Jonny from Equitise, the panel had:

– Ben Heap, Chairman of H2 Ventures
– Daniel Foggo, CEO of RateSetter Australia
– Paul Fletcher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications
– Markus Kahlbetzer, BridgeLane Group

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