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Talking all things founder, investor, raising capital and closing deals.

Talking all things founder, investor, raising capital and closing deals.
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Talking all things founder, investor, raising capital and closing deals.




Episode 10 - Being Ready for Investment with an Australian Venture Capitalist

Steve Torso speaks with Garry Visontay, Partner at Right Click Capital, about the Venture Capital landscape in Australia and with both participating as judges for the CEBIT PitchFest, discuss what makes a captivating pitch to investors. About CEBIT CEBIT Australia showcases the dynamic merger of business with technology, where it’s going and how it can help you in your daily job. The themes that will shape CEBIT this year: Transformation and disruption Driving business growth Data...


Episode 9 - The Capital Raising Workshop

Recorded on our launch at WeWork Pyrmont in August, Steve Torso provided founders with unique insights on the capital raising process and best practice when working with investors. We've created additional resources on our website that breaks down capital raising into four topics:


Episode 8 - Drop your Ego and Scale your Marketing for Investment

Dimitri Galanis unapologetically drops truth behind why founders need to be strategic in their marketing. We discuss the roadmap from launching their business to seeking capital in an upcoming raise and what startups and scaleups need to do to be successful in this ever-changing landscape that is marketing. Who is Point Dot Media? Dimitri founded Point Dot Media in 2016 whilst working for Australias largest media publishing company. Dimitri’s vision is to align small to medium-sized brands...


Episode 7 - An Olympian and ex VC, Digital Health and Going for Gold

In today’s podcast we discuss the exciting startup Active8me, digital health and wellness, the investment landscape in Asia, and what drives Olympian and ex VC Jeremy Rolleston. Not only is Jeremy Rolleston a two-time Olympian, and ex VC, he is also the founder of Active8me - an exciting startup tackling chronic disease and wellness with a digital SaaS health & wellness platform. (Check out this video here => And it is clear there is a need as...


Episode 6 - Advisors and Deal-Making

Steve Torso speaks with Amanda Cunanan from Aequo Partners to get her perspectives on deal-making as an advisor. Amanda joined Aequo Partners in January 2018 and has over 12 years’ experience in mid-market M&A, corporate finance and business strategy Amanda has an extensive background in FMCG having spent five years in M&A and strategy roles at one of Australasia's largest food and beverage companies, Lion Co. Prior to Lion Co, she worked at Miles Advisory Partners and commenced her career...


Episode 5 - What Every Founder Needs to Know

We speak with Chris Rolls, Managing Director of PieLAB, on what every founder needs to know. During the past 20 years, Chris Rolls has built from scratch four different businesses across four different industries, making him one of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs. Three of these businesses – Rental Express, SCODY Performance Wear and First Class Accounts – have become among the largest of their kind in Australia. Through Rental Express, (a technology enabled property management business)...


Episode 4 - Insights from a Venture Capitalist

Jenny Morel, Founder and Managing Director of Morgo, walks through her twenty years of Venture Capital with Steve Torso. Jenny discusses what she has seen throughout the landscape and the founders and companies through various stages of raising capital. What Is Morgo? Today’s Australia and New Zealand are a vibrant mixture of self-assured, flexible, resilient people, great cafés and restaurants, film and fashion industries that are world-class, and a rapidly increasing number of exciting...


Episode 3 - Confidence, Readiness and The Future of Deal Making

Sam Riley, Co-Founder and CEO of Ansarada speaks with Steve Torso on the nuances of the capital raising process.


Episode 2 - High-Performing Teams

Alicia Lykos from Red Wolf Group breaks down why founders should strive for high-performing teams, what it means and why it builds strong teamwork. Interested in learning more about Red Wolf Group? Reach out to What will you learn? What impact will you see?


Episode 1 - Get Ready

Learning more about setting up CRIISP with Steve Torso