Building A Unicorn
Summary: 90 per cent of startups fail, but what does it take to build a business that succeeds? That defies all expectations? That could one-day become what investors call a unicorn? Hosted by Kristofor Lawson this series dives into the heart of entrepreneurship, bringing you in-depth interviews with some of the world's greatest business minds. Everyone in this series is a founder, there from the start when their idea was written on the back of a napkin and are now at the helm of a global company.
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We live in a global market. It’s no longer good enough for startups to just focus on their local consumers - we have to think globally if we ever want to hit our market potential. And in the process of thinking global you might find yourself needing to send payments around the world. But for a long time those payments might have been made through bank transfer, or even cheque. The problem with these systems is the fees. But there are companies out there trying to solve this problem, and one of those providers is Airwallex - a company making it easier for businesses to process international payments. Lucy Liu is the Co-Founder and COO of Airwallex and shares the story of how Airwallex has managed explosive growth to go from idea to billion dollar company in just three and a bit years.
If you’re a creative person and you’re looking to build a website, find some art for your project, or music to use in a multimedia production - chances are you’ve found yourself looking for templates or small pieces of pre-made works you can use. And in your journey you’ve likely come across a marketplace like ThemeForrest, AudioJungle, or Graphic River and the company behind those marketplaces is Envato. Collis Ta'eed is the CEO and co-founder of Envato and in this episode shares the story of how Envato bootstrapped their way to global success.
When you’re working on any new enterprise, starting a new career, or looking to move up in the world, you might find yourself wondering where you can go to get advice from people who have been there before. Sure, you could start surfing around online and you may come across some great self-help content… but in many situations what you might actually need is a mentor. Someone who can guide you as you go on your journey and provide that much needed advice. Lucy Lloyd is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mentorloop - and in this episode shares the story of Mentorloop and her tips for finding a great mentor.
When you think about the individuals who really shaped humanity over the past few centuries - your mind probably wanders to people like Albert Einstein, Picasso, Henry Ford, or Steve Jobs. These are the people who dared to dream about the future, to create masterpieces of art, or to invent new technologies. But what makes someone successful? Is it just that they had great talent or is it partly the circumstances of their life? Pioneer is on a mission to help discover people with the potential to become great innovators and give them the resources they need to be successful. Daniel Gross is the founder of Pioneer and previously was a partner at Y-Combinator and a former Director at Apple. In this episode, Daniel shares the story of Pioneer and his mission to uncover hidden potential across the globe.
Almost every industry has experienced some disruption thanks to digital technology, and it's the same thing when it comes to wine. Vinomofo is a wine delivery service that has taken the global wine industry by storm with their no BS approach to what was always seen as a pretty snobby industry. Justin Dry is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vinomofo and shares the story behind one of Australia's fastest growing startups.
Grant Petty is the Founder and CEO of Blackmagic Design and shares the story of how the company grew to become a major player in motion pictures by building an oasis for creativity.
Sweden has become a powerhouse in digital music, and one of the companies leading the charge is Epidemic Sound.
90 per cent of startups fail, but what does it take to build a business that succeeds?