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E96 – David Walsh, CIM

Large buildings are both economically and environmentally costly to operate. David Walsh saw lots of data flowing in and around these inefficient buildings but there was no focus on using this data to find or fix the root causes of wastage. That’s why he founded CIM in 2013. CIM’s platform…

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E95 – Olivia Humphrey, Kanopy

Olivia Humphrey is the founder, former CEO, and current executive chairman of Kanopy, the award-winning video streaming service for universities and libraries. She worked in media rights management at the BBC and Village Roadshow for 10 years before founding Kanopy in Perth back in 2008. After growing the business for…

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E94 – Olympia Yarger, GoTerra

Olympia Yarger, founder and CEO of GoTerra, is converting food waste into livestock feed by using robots, AI, and maggots. Yes, maggots. After years of working across many different agriculture sectors, Olympia knew she wanted to find a new way to help farmers and make farms more efficient. It was…

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E92 – Kristo Käärmann, TransferWise

Kristo Käärmann is the co-founder and CEO of TransferWise, a peer-to-peer international money transfer business. Kristo Käärmann cofounded TransferWise in London in 2011 with fellow Estonian Taavet Hinrikus, the first employee at Skype. Since then, the business has amassed over 8 million customers and moves more than US$5 billion every…

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E87 – Sam Chandler, Nitro

Sam Chandler is the Founder and CEO of Nitro, a software company developing commercial software used to create, edit, sign, and secure Portable Document Format files and digital documents. Nitro is Australian-founded and is now listed on the ASX and headquartered in downtown San Francisco, with offices in Melbourne, Australia;…

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E86 – Leigh Jasper, Aconex

Leigh Jasper is the co-founder and CEO of Aconex, the world’s most widely used cloud collaboration platform for construction, engineering and infrastructure projects. Aconex was acquired by Oracle in 2018 for $1.6B. Leigh started the business back in 2000 with school friend Rob Philpot, after some experience working in Mechanical…

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E85 – Fred Schebesta, Finder

Fred Schebesta is a serial entrepreneur, best known for co-founding finder.com, one of the world’s leading comparison websites. Before launching Finder, he started Freestyle Media, a successful digital marketing agency, while at uni. In 2007, Freestyle was sold to a public company and the funds were used to start Finder.com….

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E81 – Michael Pryor, Trello

Today we speak with Michael Pryor, co-founder and current Head of Trello at Atlassian. Trello was acquired by Atlassian in 2017 for $425M and stands as Atlassian’s largest-ever acquisition. Trello is one of many products developed by Fog Creek Software, a company Michael co-founded with Joel Spolsky back in 2000….

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E79 – Luke Anear, Safety Culture

In this episode, Phaedon chats with Luke Anear, founder and CEO of SafetyCulture. Luke founded SafetyCulture in his garage in Townsville back in 2004 and has scaled the company globally, attracting thousands of customers from a wide range of industries and completing millions of inspections with SafetyCulture’s iAuditor app. The…

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