Venture Capital

OTPBD News Special – 8th February 2021

Welcome to another edition of the OTPBD News Special, our fortnightly series analysing the news that matters for Australian and Kiwi startups. Meet this week’s panel… Colette Grgic, AWS Steve Fanale, DriveYellow Simon Cant, Reinventure Topics we discuss: In this edition, we discuss local startup funding news, including raises by…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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,…

Continue Reading

E98 – Melissa Widner, Lighter Capital

Today’s guest is Melissa Widner, an experienced founder, CEO, investor and board member. She very recently left NAB Ventures to join Lighter Capital, one of NAB’s portfolio companies, as CEO. Lighter Capital is the pioneer and leading provider of revenue-based financing to SAAS companies. Prior to Lighter and NAB, she…

Continue Reading

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,…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading