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E104 – Matt Allen, Tractor Ventures

Today’s episode features one of Australia’s best and most prolific angel investors, Matt Allen. Matt’s portfolio includes companies like BuildKite, Practice Ignition, Spaceship, Kasada, Donesafe, Pin and Goterra. At one point or another Matt has been a software developer, founder, technical recruiter, investor and now, a CEO. Most recently, Matt…

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OTPBD News Special – 16th Dec 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of the OTPBD News Special, our fortnightly series analysing the news that matters for Australian and Kiwi startups. Meet this week’s panel… Bex Eastwood, Ignition Lane Nick Gainsley, OneVentures Elliot Smith, Maxwell Plus Topics we discuss: In this news special, we discuss local fundraising news…

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E99 – Chris Hitchen, Inventures

Chris Hitchen is the Germany-based, Australian-born Founder and Managing Partner of Inventures. Inventures invests €100k – €500k globally in early stage tech companies and actively helps founders reach their first institutional VC Round. Chris started out as an entrepreneur; he built and sold price comparison business Getprice to News Corp,…

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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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