Category : Technology

Startup Technology Venture Capital

What Corporates can learn from Startups – a panel from The Big Pitch 2015

I was invited by the team at Melbourne’s Oxygen Ventures to help curate and moderate a live panel just before the Big Pitch event in June 2015 in Melbourne.

We pulled together a great panel to discuss “What Corporates can learn from Startups”. On the panel with me were:

– Alan Noble from Google
– Geoff Gourlay from Impact Investment Fund
– Patrick Barrett from ECAL
– Mark Drasutis from News Corp

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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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Startup Technology Venture Capital

Tony Surtees, Zeetings

Tony Surtees is one of the best known players in the Australian start-up scene. He’s done everything, including a corporate life with Yahoo! to being an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, mentor and many more things. His latest venture is Zeetings.com. I sat down and talked to him about Zeetings and Tony’s thoughts on the startup scene.

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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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