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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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…

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OTPBD News Special – 5th October 2020

Welcome to the OTPBD News Special, our fortnightly series analysing the news that matters for Australian and Kiwi startups. Meet this week’s panel… Tim Burrowes, Mumbrella Jackie Vullinghs, Airtree Steve Fanale, Drive Yello Topics we discuss: Our panel discussed the explosion of e-commerce in Australia, changes to the JobKeeper program,…

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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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OTPBD News Special – 8th September

Welcome to the OTPBD News Special, our fortnightly series analysing the news that matters for Australian and Kiwi startups. Meet the panel… Founder: Emma Weston, AgriDigital Investor: Craig Blair, AirTree Ventures Ecosystem Leader: Michael Bakto, Startmate Topics we discuss: Some of the biggest headlines our panel discussed include the federal…

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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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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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