Zepto CFO Laura Mineo
People

Former Goldman Sachs director signs on as Zepto CFO

- January 27, 2023 2 MIN READ

Former Goldman Sachs executive director Laura Mineo has joined Byron Bay-based merchant payments fintech Zepto as Chief Financial Officer. Her C-suite role follows the appointment of Julia Bearzatto as Chief Product Officer in November last year. Mineo was most recently in New York as CFO at locally-founded, US-based Rokt, Australia’s third most-valuable private tech company behind… Read more »

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How to recruit the best talent for your startup

- October 10, 2022 3 MIN READ

The Albanese government promisingly used the recent Jobs and Skills Summit to commit to tackling the job and talent crisis head on. One aspect of this included offering 6,800 extra permanent migration places for tech sector workers as a part of a promised 20% increase to this year’s permanent migration intake overall. This is excellent… Read more »

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3 examples of what it takes to become a science entrepreneur

- August 31, 2022 3 MIN READ

It’s a common misconception that to become a science entrepreneur requires undertaking a research pathway in university or a commercial research lab, or having a university pedigree. It’s also rarely a linear and straight line to the finish. As Cicada Innovation’s founders have demonstrated, successful science entrepreneurs hail from all sorts of divergent backgrounds and… Read more »

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Inspiration startup Cuppa has enlisted experts to help improve your lifestyle and wellbeing

- February 18, 2022 2 MIN READ

Want to learn about building a gold-medal mindset directly from Olympic champions Kerri Pottharst or Kieran Perkins? Or how about building mental and physical strength with fitness guru Commando Steve?  Cuppa.tv is a new member-based platform featuring hundreds of on-demand and live video conversations with some of the world’s most credible and inspirational experts, personalities… Read more »

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The death of a young New Zealand startup founder makes me wonder if it’s really safe for entrepreneurs to fail

- December 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

The untimely passing of a young entrepreneur raises an important question for startups and the people who support them. Dan Bradley explains.   In late November, New Zealand entrepreneur Jacob Millar was tragically found dead at the age of 26. In his short life, he’d founded and launched two startups including Oompher, which he sold… Read more »

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If you’re feeling anxious about returning to ‘normal’ after lockdown, here’s how to cope

- October 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

As lockdown eases today in New South Wales, and will do so in Victoria later this month, many people will begin readjusting to “normal” life. Exiting lockdown after several months can lead to a range of feelings, from excitement and relief to stress and worry. While it may seem counter-intuitive to feel anxious about returning… Read more »

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‘We just don’t have time for that’: why prioritising mental health is a cornerstone to startup success

- July 29, 2021 4 MIN READ

A compelling mission, values, fast paced operations, inherent risks when things don’t go to plan – startup life and special operations have a lot of similarities and a dark side people like to avoid: mental health issues. Coming from the background of having dedicated time to train my skill set, improve fitness and structured training… Read more »