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Startup West podcast 54: Charlie Gunningham on Tech Society

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// // Charlie Gunningham on what makes a successful startup, why we need an additional $25M fund, and other rants...

🎙Yes, we know, this is a bit self-indulgent (!) but as we had a break in our normal Startup West recording schedule, we thought we’d bring you a cross-over episode from our friends at Tech Society.

Recorded earlier this year, Startup News’ and Startup West’s Charlie Gunningham tells his story to Alex Dunmow and John Nguyen.

Charlie has over 20 years’ experience in the WA startup scene, from founder through to exit with, then, CEO of Business News, working for a federal government fund, doing deals, as angel investor, as mentor, adviser and writer.

He took over Startup News in 2018, launching the Startup West podcast the same year. In 2021, he was picked to head up a new Australia-wide property news site, The Property Tribune. He has lots of views on the local tech scene…!

… I think there’s definitely room for at least one more $25M fund that looks at early stage – doesn’t have to be zero revenue – but early-stage scalable tech businesses in Perth.

~ Charlie Gunningham

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‘Startup West’ acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, traditional owners of the lands and waters of Perth, where this podcast was recorded, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

The podcast is produced by Startup News and brought to you thanks to support from the New Industries Fund, Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth and Dinner Twist. Edited by Carmen Yee.

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