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This week on SUDS, the Startup Daily TV podcast: Fast’s fail, Musk’s Twitter game, women investing in women, thanks founder on changing philanthropy

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Every week on the Start up daily TV showwe talk to more than two dozen founders, CEOs, investors and experts about what’s happening in technology.

Now you can see the best of the show with the weekly podcast, SUDS.

This week’s big tech news centers on Australian expatriate entrepreneur Domm Holland and the failure of his Stripe-backed payment startup, Fast, in just 3 years, despite raising US$100 million just 12 months ago.

The company reportedly burned $10 million a month

Meanwhile, the world’s richest man, Elon Musk spends a lot of money on Twitter, takes a 9.2% stake and takes a seat on the board ahead of a possible confrontation with the CEO of the social media site, Parag Agrawal.

On this week’s Startup Daily TV show, we look at funding female founders, with Lauren Fong of Auckland-based VC Icehouse Ventures talking about the $20 million ArcAngels Fund II, which will invest exclusively in women-founded and run companies.

There will also be crowdfunding for women with PledgeMe Australia reboot and rebranding as Microwd, targeting CSF campaigns for female founders. Megan Owen of Findley Capital joined us to explain why.

Finding accommodation can be a challenge, especially for older women and Melbourne startup The Room Xchange hopes to solve that. Founder Ludwina Dautovic explained with us how the platform helps in finding the right roommate and the new ID verification.

And thankyou founder Daniel Flynn has a new campaign focus when it comes to philanthropy. He joined us to explain “Donor Dysfunction” and how he is changing things, including at his social impact business.

Listen to SUDS:

Presenters: Simon Thomsen and Eliot Hastie

Producer: Jaxson McLennan

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