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Startup West podcast 86: Tim Hyde, SWAN Systems

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// // The former Startup of the Year has gone on to raise $3.8M, has a team of 18 and has clients in several countries including the US...

Danelle and Steve talk with Tim Hyde, co-founder and CEO of SWAN (‘scheduling water and nutrients’) Systems, a cloud-based platform that allows irrigators to make the most out of every drop of water and fertiliser.

Former Carnarvon table grape and banana farmer Tim got together with co-founders Ivor Gaylard and Rod Campbell seven years ago to create a scalable software solution from their existing consulting business.

The business won Startup of the Year in 2018 and Best Agtech Business in 2020, has gone on to raise $3.8M, has a team of 18 and has clients in several countries including the US.

2 pieces of advice: work really closely with your customers and make sure you understand them; and the other thing is to build networks in the investor world, and take them on the journey too…

Tim Hyde, SWAN Systems

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This episode was recorded at Riff studios in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia; produced by Startup News, edited by Carmen Yee Kai Wen and brought to you thanks to support from the Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth, Dinner Twist and Tekkon.

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Produced by Startup News, the Startup West podcast talks with West Australian startups who have been there and done it, or are right here and doing it! Recorded in beautiful Perth, WA.
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