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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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A Deep Dive Into The Australian Startup Ecosystem – a panel from The Big Pitch 2015

 I moderated a panel on the Australian Startup Ecosystem as part of the Big Pitch event in Melbourne. Fascinating discussion.
On the panel with me:
– Doron Ben-Meir from University of Melbourne
– Bronwen Clune from Culture Amp
– Scott Handsaker from Startup Victoria
– Peter Bradd from StartupAUS
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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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Laura McKenzie, Scale Investors

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