Spriggy – tech entrepreneur Alex Badran’s early success meant he had to learn quickly how not to go broke. But his vision to help children & young people better manage money & avoid the pitfalls of debt, kept him on track. 2/2.
Alex Badran’s startup digital platform, Spriggy, was the realisation of his dream to help children learn about better managing money and to help parents improve and streamline the pocketmoney routine inside households. But Spriggy’s success from the get-go meant that Alex and his co-founder had to deal with myriad challenges… including how not to go broke. In Part 2 of our chat he reveals how to avoid those treacherous pitfalls as a startup entrepreneur and just how he intends to expand and spend the roughly $50 million already raised from investors.
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Spriggy — Alex Badran learned heaps from Silicon Valley tech giants Facebook & Netflix, but came home to Oz to build his fintech startup. 1/2
When Alex Badran was doing his PhD, he turned down a guaranteed job in Silicon Valley with some of the world’s most innovative tech giants, to do his own thing back home in Oz. Who does that? Well, would-be entrepreneur Alex Badran for one. Sounds crazy, right? But Alex Badran did just that. Alex completed […]
Investors Mutual Ltd – 2/2, astute stock picker Anton Tagliaferro reveals what companies & sectors he likes, and doesn’t like; plus, surviving some of the worst financial crises.
Investors Mutual co-founder Anton Tagliaferro reveals his take on the new higher interest rate landscape and what that means for investors, and he reveals the ASX-listed companies & sectors he likes, and those he steers away from. He’s also very candid about competition from passive funds and losing some big clients. But he also offers insights into […]
Investors Mutual Ltd – respected stock picker Anton Tagliaferro reveals his “secret sauce” investing strategy. 1/2
As an émigré from Malta via London 40 years ago, Anton Tagliaferro instantly fell in love with Sydney. He has spent the past 25 years building one of the most respected funds management firms in Australia, starting from scratch with just 1 or 2 employees. But through his shrewd, he would say “common sense”, conservative […]
Lyre’s Spirit Co – 2/2, Carl Hartmann reveals critical startup pitfalls to AVOID; & how to figure out Return on Effort!
Serial entrepreneur & Lyre’s Spirit Co co-founder Carl Hartmann offers a Masterclass in the most important pitfalls to AVOID in any startup; what’s Return on EFFORT, and how to get it right; and how Lyre’s Spirit Co struggled through, but survived Covid lockdowns, shutdowns in hospitality & global supply chain dramas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy […]
Lyre’s Spirit Co – Carl Hartmann wants to change how the world drinks spirits, one alcohol-free gin at a time!
Noosa-based Carl Hartmann started cooking up entrepreneurial business ideas while at university in Queensland. His most recent startup, with his uni mate and co-founder Mark Livings, took shape first in the UK, and then exploded on the scene back home in Australia in mid 2019. The pair created Lyre’s Spirit Co, a brand and product […]
2023 Here We Come! – Welcome back to Build It. They’ll Come.
Here comes 2023 when Build It. They’ll Come returns! With more amazing Aussie entrepreneurs who start with a humble business idea, an itch that needs scratching, and build that startup idea into an empire, a movement or just a damn good sustainable business. Great guests are in store for you in upcoming episodes, candid interviews […]
Walter.g Fabrics – 2/2 – what happened when founders Genevieve Hewson & Lauren Emerson took the plunge into the massive US market, with their hand-blocked hand-printed interiors fabrics
When founder duo Genevieve Hewson & Lauren Emerson went to their very first Trade Fair to sell Walter.g fabrics to the interiors trade, theirs was just a fledgling company, and they claim they had no idea about the business side – Genevieve admitting she phoned her dad in a panic to ask how to charge […]
Walter.g Fabrics – how Genevieve Hewson & Lauren Emerson fell in love with artisanal, hand-printed fabrics in India, & on a whim turned it into a boutique business empire.
Sydney-based high school besties Genevieve Hewson and Lauren Emerson say they are two peas in a pod, both cut from the same cloth, which is an apt, because when this pair fell head over heels in love with hand-blocked silks, cottons and linens, hand-printed by local village artisans in India, they followed their passion & […]
Heaps Normal Beer – Pete Brennan & mates got clever with a blind taste test! And the mic drop moment for Heaps Normal.
Mixing and experimenting with a home brew from his kitchen bench, brewer Ben Holdstock came up with the Heaps Normal zero-alcohol “recipe”. From there the 4 co-founders turned on its head the traditional way of building a beer company, by forgoing building their own expensive brewery from the get-go. But the real mic drop moment […]