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A new show about startups founded in Melbourne scaling to global success. What can founders, teams, investors and fellow Melbourne entrepreneurs learn from their success and failures? Find out on Scale Up by LaunchVic. More information go to www.launchvic.org Season 1: Culture Amp - founded in 2012 to help medium to large companies scale and grow their culture. In 2018 they raised a $49 million Series C round. Season 2: Redbubble - founded in 2006 as a three sided global artist marketplace with easy to use print on demand services. In 2016 Redbubble went public, listing on the ASX. LaunchVic is Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency. It’s role is to help build the infrastructure for entrepreneurs and startups in Victoria.
||Clean2.8 They just get it now!||Redbubble's First XI travel to Sydney. It's been a 10 year slog to get here. Chairman and CEO stand in front of the gathered crowd at the Australian Securities Exchange while the brass bell waits patiently on the wall behind the lectern. But Redbubble didn't have to put itself through the scrutiny of the market, even though it chose to.||15 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.7 Australia's largest global consumer internet company||From about day 1 Redbubble's market was the world while it's base has always, except for a brief moment of consideration, remained Melbourne. It's rare for Australian companies to do this immediately for the global market, and even rarer for them to succeed to the level Redbubble has. But they've pulled it off, with a few lessons along the way.||7 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2.6 $1 in damages||After a threat in the media, a vote in Federal Parliament and movie partnerships. Redbubble has managed to significantly lessen the chances it will be in court over copyright infringement through a couple of moves and Martin's hard time in the public eye driven by the mission.||26 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.5 It is actually ok||Drifting from crisis to crisis in an uncontrolled environment created by yourself, entrepreneurship is hard. And there's a good chance you'll waste a lot of time and hopefully develop some coping mechanisms. Is there a way out if you need it? Martin Hosking, founder and CEO of Redbubble, opens up about disassociation, the hard Mondays, and where he's come from over a decade a go to now.||16 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.4 Pans of boiling water||Behind the website is an immense logistics network that Redbubble initiates, drives yet barely owns. We drive to Horsham and meet the very first supplier still printing stickers and artwork to this day. It's just one of 15 suppliers globally that prints the creative on the products shipped to individual customers.||9 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.3 Has it occurred to you, Redbubble||Martin had drawn a small circle on a bit of paper, then a bigger circle around the small circle. It's the bigger circle that would become and still is the backbone, the mission and the life of Redbubble - the community, both inside the company and on the website. This early strategy, focus and passion for Redbubble remains consistent, nourished and exists far greater that the sum of its parts. For the platform as a marketplace it's invaluable, passionate and fierce.||3 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.2 Setting up 'shop'||The concept is mapped out by Peter, Paul and Martin. Then the pivot. Redbubble company raises $2 million from a business plan and an office is rented, but it's not an office. With enthusiasm and a vision they set about getting the company off the ground. Redbubble is chosen as the name. The early days of Redbubble are in full swing and it seems that someone swinging from the rafters of their first 'office' wouldn't have been out of place.||16 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2.1 No cash in the ATM||A two year old Redbubble was also reeling from the Global Financial Crisis. Shocked faces of Wall Street traders and the phrase "we don't know where the bottom is" beomes commonplace on the TV news. The GFC sets in and Redbubble's expansion plans are rapidly rolled back. A "Down Round" becomes necessary.||12 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - Redbubble||Redbubble was founded in Fitzroy, Victoria in 2006 when Peter, Martin and Paul sat around to talk about an idea. It's since become a global three-sided creative marketplace for artists to upload their work and it reproduced on-demand for customers. In 2018 Redbubble, still based in Melbourne, has been through it all; leadership changes, the Global Financial Crisis, a down-round, legal controversy and Initial Public Offering and more. Scale Up is brought to you by LaunchVic, supporting the startup ecosystem here in Victoria.||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Martin Hosking of Redbubble||Martin Hosking, co-founder of Redbubble, from when we spoke to him on Scale Up. Like Culture Amp, Redbubble has their global head office in Melbourne, does the majority of it's business internationally and has scaled enormously. Don't forget to leave a review where you're listening, and please let a friend know about Scale Up. More information about the series and LaunchVic - www.launchvic.org||19 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1.7 I wouldn’t do it any other way||What's in store for Culture Amp's future? Plenty it seems. With the increasing momentum we catch moments with the founders to hit at the possibilities and what keeps them going. More information about the series and LaunchVic - www.launchvic.org LaunchVic is Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency. Our role is to help build the infrastructure for entrepreneurs and startups in Victoria.||24 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1.6 World's most livable city||Founded in Melbourne Culture Amp still calling the world's most liveable city home. Scale Up takes stock of the growing startup scene here and why big fast growth companies are choosing to stay. More information about the series and LaunchVic - www.launchvic.org LaunchVic is Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency. Our role is to help build the infrastructure for entrepreneurs and startups in Victoria.||17 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.5 Hockey stick lessons||While growing at lightning speed we catch some snapshots of how that growth has altered the working lives of the founders and what they've learned from the experience. And, inevitably, the company's first competitior appears. More information about the series and LaunchVic - www.launchvic.org LaunchVic is Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency.||10 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.4 The bank account looks different||Product market fit, an urge to grow and a meeting with an Atlassian co-founder. What happens next? It's the first of three raises that'll get Culture Amp in with big VC players - locally and in the Valley. More information about the series and LaunchVic - www.launchvic.org LaunchVic is Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency. Our role is to help build the infrastructure for entrepreneurs and startups in Victoria.Building a company whose core business is telling other companies about their culture means looking after your own.||20 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1.3 The Enso||Going from 1 to 20 to now over 180 employees Culture Amp has payed close attention to what sort of company it will be to the people working there. We hear from three employees who've all joined at very different times of scale and significant growth. The very first employee Dr Jason McPhearson, two and a half year Culture Amp veteran designer Nicole Dominic and one of the most recent hires visiting the Melbourne office from the US, Stephanie Sutton. More information about the series and LaunchVic - www.launchvic.org LaunchVic is Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency.||13 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1.2 I think they're serious||What do you do when a giant global software firm contact your through your website? If you're Culture Amp chat with them from a friend's bedroom, spend $800 on a plane ticket and work like crazy. The co-founders didn't come together to scale in bits, they want leaps and bounds. More information about the series and LaunchVic - www.launchvic.org||6 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1.1 10,000 times 10,000||Didier Elzinga, CEO and founder of Culture Amp, writes the "world's simplest business plan", finds some cofounders and launches Culture Amp in a small co-working space. Welcome to the first episode of Scale Up, an 8 part series focused on startup companies scaling in Victoria, Australia. This series is all about Culture Amp. Started back in 2012 with four co-founders in a small co-working space. They're now venture capital funded with their global headquarters still in Melbourne. More information about the series and LaunchVic - www.launchvic.org LaunchVic is Victoria's startup ecosystem development agency. Our role is to help build the infrastructure for entrepreneurs and startups in Victoria.||29 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 - CultureAmp||A new show about startups in Melbourne scaling to global success. In this first series we'll meet Culture Amp, founded in 2012 by Didier Elzinga, Doug English, Rod Hamilton and Jon Williams. Since then it's gone from strength to strength winning clients from the Valley, opening offices across three continents and raising capital from some of the most reputable VCs. What can founders, teams, investors and fellow Melbourne entrepreneurs learn from their success and failures? Find out on Scale Up by LaunchVic.||31 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Scale Up - stole my title
Absolutely loving the new Scale Up podcast from LaunchVic. I discovered it because I wanted to call our podcast with the same title! Being a founder of a tech company myself, the interviews and commentary is relevant to our business. No one knows what it is really like running an early stage growth company until you’re in the game.
Keep going Scale Up! Would love to hear stories about other Australian SaaS startups making it big in the US and other markets.
Jacqui Jones, Founder / CEO, Way We Do
Hockey sticks episode
Entertaining and informative- impressed by the openness and willingness to share information. Makes the world of business sound like an interesting place. Also loved the little updates and side bits of information inserted in podcast - meant the story was clearer and easier to follow. Looking forward to next episode.
Just finished final episode- sorry it is over.
Great inspirational series for anyone not just entrepreneurs.
So Close To Home
Excellent show, as a member of a Melbourne start up this podcast rings very true. It's encouraging to hear others with simmilar experiences of the highs and lows of start up life. I'm really looking forward to more episodes of this show, and mroe of the comfort/therapy that it provides!