103: In her late 20s, started an online investment platform, providing equal opportunity to everyone who wants to grow their wealth. From no customer to over 350,000 investors & from a small team to the current 150 members in 5 yrs. (Brooke Roberts) bcorp finance fte 100+ new zealand podcast sales $1m-$3m aud May 09, 2021

In this episode, I interview Brooke Roberts, the Co-Founder, Co-CEO, and Director of Sharesies based in Wellington, New Zealand. Sharesies is an online investment platform believing that everyone deserves the opportunity to grow their wealth. It also gives access to invest in...

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101: With only $400 startup capital, founded a fashion label in 1989, developed from a cupboard into one of the leading fashion houses in New Zealand. Grew from 1 large store to current 4 with 40 FTE in 32 years. (Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet) fashion fte 31-40 new zealand podcast sales <$0.5m aud May 02, 2021

In this episode, I interview Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet, a Fashion Designer and Co-Founder of fashion label WORLD – one of the leading fashion houses in New Zealand. WORLD was best known and admired by people after they won the Avant-Garde section of the 1995 Benson...

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094: Quit her job as a lawyer in 2017 to set up an underwear label and social enterprise to provide opportunities to women from refugee backgrounds and helping them start their new lives. Launched enterprise with 3 FTE and now has 12 FTE (Elisha Watson) crowdfunded fte 11-20 garments new zealand podcast sales $1m-$3m aud Apr 07, 2021

In this episode, I interview Elisha Watson, the Founder, and CEO of New Zealand underwear label and social enterprise Nisa. They employ women from refugee backgrounds with awesome sewing skills and make organic cotton underwear. Nisa aims to help refugee women start their new lives...

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091: While at a business bootcamp, came up with a social enterprise idea and in 2017, aged 21, launched the enterprise with just 2 FTE. Now has 4 team members and has impacted the lives of 37,000 women in NZ and counting (Jacinta Gulasekharam) fte 1-5 heatlh & wellness new zealand podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud Mar 27, 2021

In this episode, I interview Jacinta Gulasekharam, the Co-Founder of Dignity New Zealand (NZ), a social enterprise with a mission to deliver period equity and has created access to 32,000 sustainable period products. Dignity operates a “Buy one, give one” model for period...

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089: Aged 45 in mid-2018, launched Boma Global which generates revenue from a combination of program fees, sponsorships, and event ticket sales. Pivoted to online during pandemic and grew it from 3 FTE to 11, and expanded it globally (Kaila Colbin) e learning fte 11-20 new zealand podcast sales $1m-$3m aud Mar 20, 2021

In this episode, I interview Kaila Colbin, the co-founder of Boma Global and the CEO of Boma New Zealand. Boma is a global network of local partners offering transformational learning experiences to help us be more intentional and intelligent about the future...

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085: Aged 30 in 2015 and with only $300 in startup capital, started SafeStack, and diversified into online education in 2020. Within 5 months, had 4,000+ learners, $280,000 in annual revenues and 8 FTE (Laura Bell) fte 6-10 new zealand podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud software Mar 07, 2021

In this episode, I interview Laura Bell, the Founder, and CEO of SafeStack Academy, a boutique cybersecurity company with a team that now stretches across New Zealand and Australia. With over a decade of experience in software development and information security, Laura specializes in...

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084: Aged 30 in 2010, incorporated Employsure to provide much needed workplace relations advice. Got first client in 2011 and now has in excess of 28,000 clients, $200 Million in annual turnover, and 1,050 FTE (Edward Mallett) consulting fte 100+ new zealand podcast sales $50m+ aud Mar 03, 2021

In this episode, I interview Edward Mallett, the Founder and Managing Director of Employsure, a leading specialist workplace relations consultancy based in Australia and New Zealand. Employsure is part of the Peninsula Group of Companies, the largest worldwide provider of employment law...

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083: In her 40s, started The Mind Lab to help people gain knowledge and practical skills for today’s rapidly evolving world. From a small incubator with 5 FTE, to now being an award-winning and profitable social enterprise with 80 FTE (Frances Valintine) education fte 51-100 new zealand podcast sales $5m-$10m aud Feb 27, 2021

In this episode, I interview Frances Valintine, the Founder, and CEO of The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab. The Mind Lab is a platform that empowers students, schools, teachers, and principals to develop contemporary knowledge and practical skills for today’s rapidly...

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081: Started Valocity which was rapidly adopted by big banks in New Zealand, Australia, India and Singapore within 6 years to become an industry leader, and grew it organically from a small team to the current almost 100 FTE (Carmen Vicelich) finance fte 51-100 new zealand podcast sales $10m-$20m aud Feb 21, 2021

In this episode, I interview Carmen Vicelich, the award-winning founder and Global CEO of Valocity Global, a company that harnesses technology and data to transform and create new and connected digital ecosystems, streamlining the mortgage lending and valuation processes around the world...

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066: In 2008 2 brothers in NZ started an online toolkit for teachers. $30m AUD sales p.a., 80%+ gross profit, 30%+ operating profit. 2 FTE, now 180. Grew 18 to 58 countries in last year. Funded by bootstrapping until sold 80% in 2017 (Alex Burke) education fte 100+ new zealand podcast sales $20m-$30m aud Dec 27, 2020

In this episode, I interview Alex Burke, the visionary CEO of New Zealand EduTech company, Education Perfect (EP). A passionate storyteller, Alex boasts an enviable twenty-year track record in driving technical excellence and team-building across multiple industries, including airlines,...

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031: Founded in 2010, processed more than $2bn NZD in payroll for SMEs & charities, raised $500k in crowdfunding, grew 5 FTE to 18.5, huge donations to communities and just paid the 1st dividend for a social enterprise in NZ (Christina Bellis) fte 1-5 new zealand online podcast sales <$0.5m aud Jul 25, 2020

In this episode, I interview Christina Bellis, the CEO of Thankyou Payroll. The company was founded in 2010 and to date they’ve processed over two billion pays or 3.5 million payslips to charities and small businesses in New Zealand. From NZD7,000 in year one to now NZD2.7 Million in...

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027: Idea from a sign in a French restaurant, sold his software dev business and coded the 1st version in 2014, aged 29. From 1 FTE to now 22 they have 1,400 restaurants using their unique product in 60 cities across 8 countries (Mat Weir) fte 21-30 new zealand online podcast sales $1m-$3m aud Jun 28, 2020

In this episode, I interview Mat Weir, a tech entrepreneur and the founder of international table booking service, First Table, the only company in the world focused on helping restaurants get their first customer for the night. Mat got the idea to start the company after seeing a sign in a...

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