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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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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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