Leading Startup Commentator and Startup Investor Alan Jones from M8 Ventures spoke with Techboard correspondent Matthew Parker from MitchelLake about his journey from working at Yahoo, through founding and investing in startups to joining the KMPG High Growth Ventures Team and raising a new venture fund. Alan has been one of the members of Techboard's NSW Panel of Experts who provide a valuable input into the Techboard Ranking of trending Australian startups and young tech companies.
Benjamin Arsicault from our friends The Polyglot Group recently spoke with Renald Gallis, Co-founder and VP Marketing at Thinxtra. Benjamin asked Renald about arguably one of the most interesting and revolutionary movements in the digital space: the Internet of Things (IoT). Thinxtra is currently paving the way when it comes to facilitating an efficient platform for the Internet of Things. In this interview, Renald discusses their story, team, leadership, company culture and capital raising methodologies.
Techboard correspondent Matthew Parker from MitchelLake recently spoke with Bradley Delamare, CEO of Tank Stream Labs who have been very busy expanding. Since becoming anchor tenant in the recently opened Sydney Startup Hub and preparing to launch in Perth, Tank Stream Labs is now the largest tech co-working space in Australia by floor area. Bradley is also a member of Techboard’s Panel of Experts for NSW which provides a valuable input into the monthly Techboard Ranking. Matthew spoke with Bradley about Tank Stream Labs growth plans and corporates partnering with startups.
Following on from our interview with Power Ledger's Dr Jemma Green, Techboard's Chief Startup Evangelist Peter van Bruchem recently caught up with Dave Martin, Managing Director and one of the co-founders of Power Ledger to talk, ICOs, Data, PR/Investor and stakeholder relations. Power Ledger took out top prize for Highest Trending Company in the Techboard 2017 WA Awards. Power Ledger has also just been confirmed as a Finalist in the Extreme Tech Challenge and is off to the Finals at Richard Branson’s Necker Island in Late February.
Techboard correspondent Matthew Parker from MitchelLake recently spoke with Larry Diamond, CEO and founder of Zip Co. (ASX: Z1P) (formerly Zipmoney). They had a broad-ranging discussion covering issues including their Backdoor Listing on the ASX, their growth and recent acquisition. Zip Co. has performed very well in the monthly Techboard Ranking, was a finalist in the inaugural Techboard 2017 National Awards and came in 4th in Techboard’s Annual 2017 Ranking.
Techboard’s Peter van Bruchem speaks with Tim K Dean, Founder and CEO of Perth-based Fintech Startup Credi, which provides a fixed fee loan documentation and management system for individuals and businesses. Tim is also founder of a co-working space in Fremantle called Thinklab, which is where Credi is based. Credi were the inaugural winners of the Highest Trending Up and Coming Company at the Techboard 2017 National Awards. They also won at the Techboard WA Awards. Credi's Techboard wins were in part due to their achievements but also the extent to which Credi successfully raised the profile of their activities through effective and regular use of PR, media, social media including using the Techboard platform itself to amplify its successes.
Recently, our Techboard correspondent Matthew Parker from MitchelLake, was able to sit down with leading Australian venture capital fund - Our Innovation Fund, LP. Jerry Stesel and Laurence Schwartz (who is also on Techbaord's Panel of Experts for New South Wales) were only too happy to talk about the creation of the fund, it’s already significant traction, and the broader start-up ecosystem in Australia.
With StartCon fast approaching (1st/2nd December), we all eagerly anticipate listening to the leaders in global technology discuss the opportunities at our fingertips. One such opportunity globally, and in Australia, is medical Cannabis. Our Sydney correspondent, Matthew Parker from MitchelLake, was able to sit down with Adam Miller, the founder of Budding Tech, Australia’s first medical cannabis accelerator. Adam will be at StartCon, but we were able to spend some time with him to discuss the opportunity for medical Cannabis in Australia, and around the world. Tickets to StartCon are still available and can be purchased with Techboard's Discount code here.
In August this year, Power Ledger grasped everyone’s attention by raising $17 million in its the pre-sale of its Token Generation Event (TGE) or Initial Coin Offering (ICO) ahead of raising a total of $34million in its ICO which closed in October. For most of us, this raised a lot of questions… “What is an ICO? Why would someone want raise money using an ICO? And what’s a POWR token?” Fortunately, our Contributor Matthew Parker from MitchelLake was able to sit down with Dr Jemma Green, co-founder and Chair of Power Ledger to help us answer these questions. Power Ledger first came to prominence in Techboard's Rankings back in August 2016 where it topped the ranking for 2 fortnights. This year PowerLedger topped the Techboard Ranking in August and has remained in the top five in September and October.
Dr Toby Heap is a scientist turned entrepreneur. In 2015 he co-founded H2 Ventures — an Australian start-up accelerator. Toby is also a member of Techboard's Panel of Experts for New South Wales. H2 Ventures has worked with a number of successful FinTechs including HashChing and Equitise. With their newest cohort of teams, H2 Ventures has waded into the world of data and AI. MitchelLake’s Robin Block sat down with Toby to discuss the timing of this move and how the industry is expanding.