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Episode 26 - NAB Ventures

11/7/2018
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On this episode, Gina and Tricia chat about corporate venture capital. We sat down to chat with Melissa Widner, general partner at NAB Ventures, the venture capital arm of National Australia Bank. Launched in 2016 with $100 million committed through to 2020, NAB Ventures has invested in over a dozen startups both in Australia and abroad so far. It invests in enterprises that “can leverage the bank’s expertise, assets and market position to drive growth in investee companies”. We spoke to...

Duration:00:23:44

Episode 25 - ANZ

10/25/2018
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On this episode, Gina and Tricia chat about women in tech and workplace transformation. We sat down to chat with Leigh Gibson, Tech Area Lead in the Customer Self Service tribe at ANZ. She’s had a long career in tech, having started out more than 20 years ago, but more recently she was responsible for procuring and implementing IT systems for the 2012 Olympics in London, she launched her own startup, and then joined ANZ, where she led the team who built the bank’s mobile payments...

Duration:00:24:55

Episode 24 - OnTheGo Sports

10/15/2018
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On this episode, Gina and Tricia chat about customised apparel. We sat down to talk with Mick Spencer, founder and CEO of OnTheGo. A mass customisation platform for apparel and accessories, OnTheGo is used by everyone from local businesses through to the likes of Microsoft and professional sports teams for the design, development, and production of sports uniforms and custom clothing. The business was founded by Spencer in 2012, as he puts it, in the back of a university lecture theatre....

Duration:00:23:48

Episode 23 - Amaysim

9/23/2018
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On this episode, Gina and Tricia chat about telcos. We sat down to talk with Peter O'Connell, cofounder and CEO of Amaysim. Peter has had a long career in telecommunications. He has held senior executive and board roles at companies including Optus, US company BellSouth, and Irish company Meteor. He was also involved in the setting up of Optus, and was previously a partner at Minter Ellison and Gilbert & Tobin. Founded in 2010, Amaysim now has over 1 million mobile customers, has been...

Duration:00:27:23

Episode 22 - Square

9/9/2018
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On this episode, Gina and Tricia chat about card payments. We sat down to talk with Ben Pfisterer, country manager for Square Australia. Ben has been with Square since its local launch, when it brought its original card reader down under in 2016. Having started out targeting the likes of market stalls, Square revealed last year that it had more than 60,000 businesses using one or more of its products. Pfisterer said earlier this year that the number of local businesses using Square has...

Duration:00:20:30

Episode 21 - The Iconic

8/23/2018
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On this episode, Gina and Tricia chat about online retail. We had a chat to Anna Lee, the chief operating officer at online fashion retailer, The Iconic. The business was launched in Australia in 2011 through Rocket Internet and is now a giant locally, with CEO Patrick Schmidt saying earlier this year that the company expects to start reaching $1 billion in sales within 3 years. We spoke to Anna about the growth of the company, the importance of the customer, and how The Iconic stays...

Duration:00:24:52

Episode 20 - Investec

8/16/2018
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On this episode, Gina and Tricia chat about startup investment. We had a chat to Hein Vogel, the managing director of the Emerging Companies division at Investec, an “entrepreneurial-focused” investment bank. The bank is global, founded and headquartered in South Africa, but its emerging companies division was founded in Australia two years ago to look at developing the Investec's startup investment arm and strategy. It’s invested in over a dozen companies so far, and they’re quite varied...

Duration:00:25:49

Episode 19 - MYOB

7/19/2018
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On this episode, Gina and Tricia chat about training new recruits. We had a chat to Hugh Fahy, the GM of Engineering at MYOB, who works to ensure MYOB are producing the best products possible. To do so, MYOB needs to be able to recruit the top tech talent in Australia and New Zealand. The company looks to do this through the Future Makers program, a concept based on the maker philosophy with an emphasis on people who take pride in their craft and seek out mastery will be happier and more...

Duration:00:25:40

Episode 18 - Girl Geek Academy

7/12/2018
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On this episode, Gina and Tricia chat about women in tech. We had a chat with Sarah Moran, cofounder and CEO of Girl Geek Academy, an organisation which works to encourage girls and women into tech. The organisation runs various initiatives, from workshops to hackathons, and works with teachers, schools, corporates and startups to increase the number of women with professional technical and entrepreneurial skills. We talked about the organisation’s work and in particular its partnership...

Duration:00:30:19

Episode 17 - REA Group

7/6/2018
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On this episode, Gina and Tricia chat about the business of real estate listings. We have a chat REA Group's chief inventor Nigel Dalton about the lessons he learned about disruption while working at Lonely Planet, where he said the company ignored the rise of the internet and "convinced ourselves out of jobs", what innovation looks like at a 23 year old startup that's now an ASX-listed giant worth billions, and why REA Group can't just rely on the clicks coming to realestate.com.au and...

Duration:00:41:18

Episode 16 - TwoSpace

5/17/2018
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On this episode of Startup meet Corporate, Gina and Tricia chat about coworking. They have a chat with Tashi Dorjee, the cofounder and chief space officer at TwoSpace, a startup that transforms restaurants closed during the day into a network of coworking spaces, about how it went about getting partners on board and why hotels are interested in working with the business.

Duration:00:34:03

Episode 15 - Groupon

5/10/2018
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On this episode of Startup meet Corporate, Gina and Tricia chat about online marketplaces. They have a chat with Steve Traplin, the head of Groupon in APAC, to chat about the company's growth in Australia over the years and how it has evolved its approach as it looks to become a daily habit for consumers.

Duration:00:27:16

Episode 14 - inkl

5/1/2018
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On this episode of Startup Meet Corporate, Gina is joined by new cohost Tricia to chat about the news media industry. They have a chat with Gautam Mishra, CEO of Australian platform inkl, a digital news marketplace that unlocks the world’s best news publishers, a bit like a Spotify or Netflix for news.

Duration:00:28:27

Episode 13 - Credit Union Australia

3/28/2018
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On this episode of Startup meet Corporate, we explore innovation in the financial services space, sitting down for a chat with Melissa Witheriff, head of digital innovation at Credit Union Australia.

Duration:00:30:50

Episode 12 - Deputy

3/19/2018
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On this episode of Startup meet Corporate, we explore innovation in the workforce planning and management space, sitting down for a chat with Global President of Deputy, Steve Power.

Duration:00:23:40

Episode 11 - Interactive

10/26/2017
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On this episode of Startup meet Corporate, we explore innovation in the IT industry. We learn about a new partnership between French startup Open Classrooms and IT service company Cap Gemini, and hear about Toyota’s newest self-driving vehicle. Gina then sits down with Rachel Armstrong, software program manager at Interactive, to learn how the business transitioned from selling hardware in the dial-up era to launching its new software-as-a-service marketplace, Alliance.

Duration:00:24:59

Episode 10 - HMB Global

9/25/2017
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On this episode of Startup meet Corporate, we explore innovation with the smartphone industry. Mat sits down with HMB Global CEO, Florian Seiche, as he prepares to launch the new range of Nokia smartphones into the Australian market. Gina tells us about a new partnership between Mertion and Deliveroo, and we try to answer the question - is an Inmoji just a modern-day hieroglyph?

Duration:00:34:51

Episode 09 - NORA Network

9/18/2017
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In this episode of Startup meet Corporate we explore innovation in the retail sector. We learn about a new partnership between Coles and Deliveroo, and we head over to the Perth fintech space and learn about Welfies. Gina finds finds out what innovation means for retail businesses both online and off when she sits down with Paul Greenberg, founder of NORA Network, and he shares why he’s teamed up with Slingshot to launch an accelerator program.

Duration:00:42:44

Episode 08 - Digivizer

9/12/2017
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In this episode of Startup meet Corporate we explore the world of social data and analytics and the way in which companies are leveraging this to grow their business. We look at a new platform leveraging influencers in the gaming industry and Mat sits down with the founder of Digivizer, Emma Lo Russo and finds out how their technology is helping corporates to be more innovative based on data from their social media accounts.

Duration:00:50:48

Episode 07 - TAL

8/24/2017
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In this episode of Startup Meet Corporate we explore innovation in the life insurance sector. We learn about a new partnership between ASX-listed digital technology and entertainment company MSM Corporation International and Usher, and Gina talks with Dan Taylor, general manager of innovation at TAL, about what innovation means in the life insurance sector and how the company is working to engage its customers over the life of their policy.

Duration:00:33:20