This week on SUDS, the Startup Daily TV podcast: Tech on women’s rights, MCB v AGL, how to raise $100m, what to do with fugly fruit

- May 6, 2022 2 MIN READ
Mike Cannon-Brookes
Every week on the Startup Daily TV show, we talk to more than two dozen founders, CEOs, investors and experts about what’s happening in tech.

Now you can catch the best of the show with the weekly podcast, SUDS.


The big local news this week was Mike Cannon-Brookes making a $650 million move on Australia’s biggest energy supplier, AGL, in a campaign to stop the ASX-listed company’s demerger plan.

Meanwhile, a leak from the US Supreme Court on a controversial ruling around the country’s abortion laws has resulted in widespread protest, but interesting, big tech companies are already putting polities in place to support the choices women want to make about their reproductive rights.

On the show this week, we spoke with Phil Morle from Main Sequence about the hard conversation a VC has to have – telling founders they’ve backed that they won’t be part of the next funding round.

Sticking with venture capital, we also caught up with Brian Collins from Startupbootcamp, which is raising $5 million for a new fund to back up to 30 fintechs over the next 3 years with a focus on sustainability.

Skedulo founder Matt Fairhurst took us behind the strategy for the company’s $100 million Series C round, led by SoftBank.

Did you know that 25% of produce never leaves the farm because supermarkets deem it not pretty enough. Richard Tourino is looking to solve this food waste problem with his fruit and veg delivery startup, Good & Fugly, and told us about the problem.

But the other problem with delivery to home is things get stolen and couriers struggle with dropping off parcels safely. One Key Access is looking to solve that. After raising $1 million in a pre-Seed round, co-founder Chanel Costabir explains how.

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Producer: Jaxson McLennan

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