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This week on SUDS, the Startup Daily TV podcast: Hybrid work, crypto crunch time & women leading the way

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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.

Every Friday, co-hosts Simon Thomsen and Eliot Hastie offer Startup Daily TV’s weekly wash-up.

To be back to the office for Google employees from April 4 but they will be able to do their work from home at least two days a week, the tech giant concluded. We talk about the hybrid work models that companies are embracing.

Meanwhile, BNPL market leader Klarna posted a net loss of nearly A$1 billion last year. Is industry consolidation on the horizon as BNPL stocks plummet, margins shrink and growth slows?

Speaking of consolidation, Senator Andrew Bragg spoke to us about the impact of regulation on the crypto market, saying he believes the current 600 crypto exchanges could shrink to 20 or 30 once government regulation takes effect. He also shared his views on exchanges refusing to halt trade in Russia.

Peter Goldsworthy, GM of startups at LaunchVic, told us about the 30×30 program, which aims to help 30 scale-up companies turn into unicorns (worth $1 billion) by 2030.

Omar de Silva, founder of global edtech startup FourthRev, told us how he raised $11.2 million in a Series A from global investors.

For International Women’s Day, we spoke to Aprill Allen of Tractor Ventures, the revenue-based financing alternative for startups on its investment journey and why so many couple-led startups turn to Tractor for capital.

And Stella Cocaro, co-founder of proptech startup Canibuild, shared her advice for women stepping into non-traditional industries after her startup raised $8 million.

  • WATCH Startup Daily every weekday at 2 p.m. on the business streaming channel,
  • READ the latest news, insights and stories from the Australian and New Zealand tech ecosystem at

You can watch episode 3 below (and previous eps) or subscribe to SUDS through your favorite podcast app.

Presenters: Simon Thomsen and Eliot Hastie

Producer: Jaxson McLennan

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