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This week on SUDS, the Startup Daily TV podcast: UK jail plan for tech execs, Sun Cable launches, advice for founders, taxing NFTs

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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.

This week at the SUDS we discussed new UK laws putting execs of tech companies like Facebook and TikTok in jail for offenses such as failure to remove content.

Meanwhile, the crypto industry was relieved when European Parliament voted against banning proof-of-work-based cryptocurrencies in the EU. But mining is still under threat from being declared unsustainable, blocking investment.

During the Startup Daily show on, we spoke with Lucy Cooke, founder of visual logistics startup SpaceDraft. The former film production manager of blockbusters Game of Thrones and Harry Potter films gave her product to teenage students for testing. She explains why.

Dream doesn’t get much bigger than Sun Cable’s $30 billion plan to deliver solar power from Australia to Singapore. Tech and mining billionaires Mike Cannon-Brookes and Dr. Andrew Forrest backed the plan again in a $210 billion Series B. Founder and CEO David Griffin told us about the potential to replicate the idea where it’s needed.

Kiwi series entrepreneur Jon Kalaugher’s latest venture, Flowingly, a process mapping and workflow automation platform, has raised $4.5 million in Pre-Series A. When we asked him how startup founders should approach their idea, Jon’s advice was brilliant.

We also spoke to Gaurav Kawar, founder of Melbourne-based marketplace Book An Artist, which is backed by Airtasker co-founder Tim Fung. Think of it like Airbnb when you need an artist. He told the funny story of how the idea came about.

And are you an NFT investor? Did you know they attract GST? The ATO has turned its attention to taxing non-replaceable tokens and William Buck’s Alex Zinzopoulos has given his advice on navigating the complexities of minting, buying and selling NFTs.

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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