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The Download #8 Mathematical penguins, Kool-Aid, work for startups shaping the future

Nicole McCallum
Aug 28 · 3 min read

This is your chance to be part of something great. A heap of our portfolio companies are currently hiring. Link to the job list below.

Also in this edition, would you watch an AI made movie, the fascinating history of Kool-Aid, mathematical penguin huddles and Peter Carpenter Wonde APAC Director answers the 5 Questions With.

Here’s what you need to download in August…

Storymakers

Ansarada has agreed on a reverse takeover of ASX-listed thedocyard along with a $45M capital raise on-market.

Australian Investment Council profiles our portfolio companies HealthMatch, Swoop Aero and Wonde in their Good News Stories.

Eric CEO of Swoop Aero featured on Tech Uncorked shares the founding story and discusses the future of drones.

Hannah shared advice for early startups raising from VC at the Innovation Bay AMA. Watch the session or check out a summary on this Twitter thread.

Lots of our incredible portfolio companies are hiring. Check out the list and apply!

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What does it take to create a truly innovative society? Economic historian analyses the past to uncover why some periods and countries had bursts of innovation.

Kool-Aid history. How a young entrepreneur used his DIY skills to develop Kool-Aid.

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Peter Carpenter is the APAC Director of Wonde, an edtech data security and data management company servicing schools globally. Wonde was founded by Peter Dabrowa in the UK and is currently being utilised by 24 million students and 20,000 schools globally.

This isn’t Peter Carpenter’s first startup rodeo. Prior to Wonde, he was the Co-Founder and CEO of Australian edtech ClassCover.

This month we ask Peter the 5 Questions With…

What investment (money, professional, personal, whatever!) have you made that’s had the greatest impact on your life?

I gained my swimming coaching qualification for a side job in my teens, and when living in London throughout my 20’s it enabled me to break out of the corporate world and start a sports coaching business.

In the longer term, it helped financially, however more importantly it taught me key lessons in starting a business in a foreign country with minimal networks to leverage and no capital for support…and before startups were such a big thing.

Check out the full interview.


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