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This week on SUDS, the Startup Daily TV podcast: Tech responds to the budget, what role unis play in building startups, tax cut for video games

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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.

It’s April 1, but the joke is about Apple and Meta, after they were tricked into handing over customer data by hackers posing as law enforcement agencies to fool two of the world’s largest tech companies.

We also talk about the massive crypto theft in which an attacker stole $625 million worth of crypto from the blockchain underlying crypto game Axie Infinity.

The focus this week was on the federal budget, with mixed reactions from a range of industry groups, founders and experts.

Among those to comment was Kate Pounder, CEO of the Tech Council of Australia, who praised the government’s focus on tech upskilling workers, as well as funding to get more women into the industry.

But Fintech Australia CEO Andrew Porter was left with the question, “Where’s the love?” for its membership.

And William Buck’s Jack Qi gave the 2022 budget a C-, lower than last year’s B- for startups, suggesting some cheap and easy measures that could make a big difference.

As Labor turned to the uni sector for solutions and Blackbird boss Niki Scevak criticized the move, we spoke with David Burt of UNSW Founders and Murray Hurps of UTS Startups about the role unis play in the ecosystem.

And in a big win for the video game industry, Senator Jane Hume joined us to talk about the new Digital Games Tax Offset and her love for the industry.

Listen to SUDS:


Presenters: Simon Thomsen and Eliot Hastie

Producer: Jaxson McLennan

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