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Practera leads shake-up in online education
1 July 2020 | Narelle Hooper MAICD
Australian edutech startup Practera experienced a huge spike in demand as the COVID-19 lockdown hit. Co-CEOs Wes Sonnenreich and Beau Leese, and CFO Suzy Watson, outline how it has adapted.
COVID-19: the stand up moment for Australia's startups
1 May 2020 | Dominic Rolfe, Narelle Hooper MAICD
The economic shock from the pandemic has hit venture capitals and shaken the foundations of Australia's startup sector. Here's how organisations are responding.
Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar on Australia's future in tech
1 February 2020
Co-founder of software developer Atlassian Scott Farquhar explains why the company chose to base its global operation in Sydney instead of Silicon Valley.
6 pieces of advice for tech startups
1 February 2020 | Stuart Ridley
Peter Lilley and Doug Stuart, co-founders of Canberra-based data startup Instaclustr, outline why startups need guidance from experienced entrepreneurs.
Lessons from the founder of the world's largest B Corp
1 December 2019 | Dominic Rolfe
Darrell Wade, co-founder of Intrepid Travel, recounts his journey in becoming the world's largest certified travel B Corporation.
What boards can learn from the saga of WeWork
1 December 2019 | Shelley Dempsey
High-risk business plans and mismanaged corporate governance led to the devaluation of WeWork. There are important lessons for all boards from the failure of this startup's IPO.
Buckle up for a bumpy board ride on innovation
14 November 2019
Directors of start-ups need governance nerve as well as skills.
This insurance startup is built on a culture of transparency
1 August 2019 | Stuart Ridley
Following the fallout from the banking Royal Commission, Integrity Life has structured their organisation on foundations of transparency and a customer focused strategy.
Canva scales for global growth
1 June 2019 | Narelle Hooper MAICD, Claire Stewart
The founders of design platform Canva share their lessons for start up success. It starts with getting the best advice and the right governance for the right time.
5 biggest privacy risks online
1 June 2019
ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry report will be released this month following consumer privacy breaches in 2018. Annelies Moens lists the top 5 privacy risks online for directors.