This week on SUDS, the Startup Daily TV podcast: Tesla’s ESG miss, politicians on tech, being a SheEO, good Carma & setting culture

- May 20, 2022 < 1 MIN READ
SheEO Australian lead Julie Trell
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.

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While Elon Musk continues to play chicken over his $60 billoin Twitter deal, he’s been using the platform to whinge about S&P being mean one of the other companies he’s meant to be running, Tesla , after it was dropped from the S&P 500 ESG index. S&P explained why Tesla was cut here

Meanwhile Instacart slashed its valuation by nearly 40% to US$24 billion, from $39 billion 12 months ago in a sign of a rocky road ahead for startups.

On the show this week, we spoke to Science & Technology Australia CEO Misha Schubert, who spoke to all the major parties and key independents ahead of the May 21 about their views and pledges to support the sector.

We also caught up with SheEO Australian lead Julie Trell and New Zealand founder, Sue De Bievre, CEO of fintech Beany, who went through the SheEO program, to talk about the experience as applications open for SheEO Venture 

Laura Warden, head of people and culture at Folklore Ventures, about ​​how to create a people-driven culture in your startup from the beginning. She also talked about how to correct course when things go awry.

And it was a good week for Carma, which raised $75 million in a Series A with US VC Tiger Global backing the used car marketplace once again.


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Presenters: Simon Thomsen and Eliot Hastie

Producer: Jaxson McLennan

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