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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OTPBD News Special – 16th June

Welcome to the 6th edition of the OTPBD News Special. It’s our fortnightly podcast that anaylses the news that matters for the Australian and Kiwi startup ecosystem. Meet this week’s panel: VC: Dean Dorrell, Carthona Capital Founder: Gemma Lloyd, Work180 Ecosystem: Mark Pesce, This Week In Startups Topics we discuss:…

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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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OTPBD News Special – 2nd June 2020

Welcome to the fifth edition of OTPBD News Special, our fortnightly podcast looking at the stories behind the headlines of the news that matters for the Australian and Kiwi startup ecosystem. Today, our panel features… VC: Elicia McDonald, Principal at AirTree Ventures Founder: Joe Forbes, Co-Founder of Biarri Ecosystem: Stephanie…

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E82 – Jaime Bott

Jaime Bott is a partner at Sequoia Capital, managing the Talent Advisory function. She leads a talent team of 14 who help Sequoia’s portfolio companies hire amazing talent, assemble a recruiting function, and build a board. Since Jaime started at Sequoia about 10 years ago, talent has become an essential function for…

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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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E80 – Nick Carter, Macquarie Group

Nick Carter is one of Australia’s leading energy experts; he is currently Senior Vice President of Energy Tech and Solutions at Macquarie in Australia. He joined Macquarie from Tesla, where he was in charge of APAC business development for the Tesla energy software suite. Nick has a long career in…

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