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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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OTPBD News Special – 25th August

Welcome to the latest edition of OTPBD News Special, Innovation Bay’s fortnightly podcast analysing the news that matters for Australian and Kiwi startups. Meet the panel… Founder: James Ferguson, Immutable Games Investor: Niki Scevak, Blackbird Ecosystem: Cheryl Mack, Stone & Chalk Topics we discuss: Our panel covers recent funding news,…

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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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E91 – Tom Humphrey, Access Ventures

Tom Humphrey is an experienced Aussie entrepreneur and Partner at Access Ventures, a venture capital fund based in Denver, Colorado that invests in early stage technology companies. Before joining Access, Tom helped grow two successful startups, OurDeal and Kanopy. He was COO of OurDeal, a “group-buying” ecommerce website in Australia…

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OTPBD News Special – 14th July

Hello and welcome to the 8th edition of the OTPBD News Special, our fortnightly podcast analysing the news that matters to Australian and Kiwi startups. Meet this week’s panel: VC: Alan Jones, M8 Ventures Founder: Kath Hamilton, Loop+ Ecosystem: Annie Parker, Microsoft Topics we discuss: This week we cover the…

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OTPBD News Special – 1st July

Welcome to the 7th edition of the OTPBD News Special! It’s our fortnightly podcast analysing news that matters for Australian and Kiwi startups. Meet this week’s panel: VC: Sarah Nolet, Tenacious Ventures & AgThentic Founder: Adam Theobald, Ordermentum Ecosystem: Paul Smith, AFR Topics we discuss: We cover funding news, the…

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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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