Recent Blog Posts

October 20, 2023

Startup Stories: Amy Benson, Founder & CEO of Diolog

Joining us today for Startup Stories, we have Amy, the founder & CEO of Diolog, who discusses her journey, the challenges in tech and finance, and her aspirations for Diolog.

September 18, 2023

From Start to Scale: Building Your Startup’s Dream Team at Every Growth Stage

As a startup moves from one phase to another, the challenges evolve and so does its need for the right talent.

September 15, 2023

The Art of Building a Team: Determining When to Hire in Startups

The first folks you rope in, often co-founders or the initial core team, set the tone for everything that follows.

September 15, 2023

Navigating the Hiring Process: A Guide for Startups

As with many aspects of the startup world, hiring comes with its own set of quirks.

September 14, 2023

Culture Matters: How to Identify Candidates Aligned with Your Startup’s Values

At its core, company culture represents the shared values, practices, and beliefs of an organisation’s members.

September 13, 2023

Building a Strong Team: Identifying the Right Candidates for Startups

It’s no secret that the people you bring on board can make or break your startup journey.

September 12, 2023

The Art of Interviewing: Assessing Skills and Fit in Startups

Each candidate you interview is a potential piece in your startup’s puzzle, and it’s essential to ensure they fit just right.

September 11, 2023

The Role of Referrals and Networking in Hiring for Startups

Explore the significance of referrals and networking in the startup hiring process, and learn how they can streamline recruitment and improve team quality.

September 8, 2023

The Search for Talent: A Guide to Finding the Right Fit for Your Startup

Dive into practical strategies for startup hiring, understanding how to identify and onboard candidates that align with your company’s goals and culture.

September 7, 2023

Understanding the Difference Between VC, Private Equity and Angel Investing

Explore the distinct nuances of VC, Private Equity, and Angel Investing and how they impact startups.

September 6, 2023

The Pros and Cons of Working at a Startup: An In-Depth Look

While joining a startup sounds thrilling, it presents both unique opportunities and challenges.

September 6, 2023

Making the Switch: A Guide to Moving from Corporate to Startup

The corporate world is often likened to a marathon – a long, steady race with a clear path. In contrast, startups can feel like a series of sprints, with frequent direction changes.

September 6, 2023

Is Working at a Startup Right for You? Understanding the Benefits and Risks

With so many professionals making the switch, you might be pondering if the startup culture is your next big move.

September 6, 2023

The Top Reasons Why People Choose to Work at Startups

Joining a startup can feel like hitting the fast-forward button on your career.

September 6, 2023

Breaking Down the Different Stages of Investment Funding: From Seed to IPO

Let’s navigate this world of investment funding, one stage at a time, without the jargon and in plain English.

September 6, 2023

The Role of Venture Capital in the Investment Funding Process

At its core, VC is a type of private equity—a form of financing offered to startups and small businesses that VCs believe have strong potential.

September 6, 2023

What is Seed Funding and Why is it Important for Start-ups?

At its core, seed funding is the initial capital infusion that breathes life into a startup.

August 17, 2023

Startup Stories: Simon Bos, Founder & Director of Gravitywell

Explore the fusion of technology and creativity in startup empowerment with Simon Bos, the mind behind Gravitywell’s success.

May 8, 2023

Startup Stories: Ronan Finnegan, Co-Founder of SpaceBands

We are excited to have Ronan Finnegan, the co-founder of SpaceBands, joining us to share his journey on Startup Stories.

May 2, 2023

Startup Stories: Christina Sok, Founder & CEO of ClassBubs

Join us for an inspiring conversation with Christina Sok, founder of ClassBubs, as we explore her journey from Ad Exec and Art Curator to startup founder.

April 3, 2023

Startup Stories: Ben Parker, Co-Founder & Head Coach at Runna

Dive into the world of Runna and learn how Co-Founder Ben Parker’s passion for fitness and innovation led to the creation of a running platform that’s transforming the lives of runners worldwide.

March 23, 2023

Startup Stories: Saptarshi Nath, Co-Founder & CEO of Airboxr

Join us for an insightful conversation with Saptarshi as we explore the startup’s journey, its innovative data automation platform, and how it empowers non-technical business leaders to make data-driven decisions.

February 27, 2023

Startup Stories: Richard Valioukhov, Founder at Investified

Richard Valioukhov, founder of Investified, joins Startup Stories to discuss the platform’s mission, features, challenges, and future plans.

February 23, 2023

Startup Stories: Florian Jacques, Co-Founder & CEO of Midstay

Florian Jacques, CEO of Midstay, discusses his journey from video gamer to entrepreneur, how Midstay is addressing the challenges of remote work and travel, and offers advice to fellow entrepreneurs.

February 13, 2023

Startup Stories: Christian Facey, Co-Founder & CEO at AudioMob

Join us as we talk with Christian, the CEO of AudioMob, a company making waves in gaming advertising, as he shares their unique story, challenges, and future growth plans.

February 7, 2023

Startup Stories: Anthony Kwok, Co-Founder & CEO at ZILIO

Anthony Kwok, CEO & Co-Founder of ZILIO, shares his startup journey of embracing discomfort and overcoming challenges to launch their solution into their first client’s online store.

February 1, 2023

Startup Stories: Geoff Ira, Co-Founder & CEO at TradeTogether

Geoff Ira, Co-Founder and CEO of TradeTogether, joins us to discuss his journey from traditional finance to Web 3 and thoughts on the future of finance with the growth of DeFi and digital assets.

January 18, 2023

Startup Stories: Yaniv Bernstein, Founder & COO at Circular

Yaniv shares his journey of growth, adaptation, and his mission to build an incredible business and organization that makes an impact in the world.

November 1, 2022

Startup Stories: Billy Green, Founder & CEO of Make-Out Meals

Make-Out Meals founder & CEO Billy Green joins us on the latest edition of Startup Stories to talk about his own entrepreneurial journey to date.

October 6, 2022

Startup Stories: Aleksander Dahlberg, Co-Founder & CTO at Sahha

Sahha co-founder Aleksander Dahlberg joins Startup Stories to chat about building a behavioural data analytics platform for mental health.

September 21, 2022

Startup Stories: Fraser Edwards, Co-Founder & CEO at cheqd

cheqd co-founder & CEO Fraser Edwards joined us for Startup Stories to talk about building a network for creating digital credential businesses.

September 14, 2022

Startup Stories: Jeet Ghose, Co-Founder & CEO of Mountbase

Mountbase co-founder & CEO Jeet Ghost dropped by Startup Stories to chat to us about his journey into the startup world.

September 7, 2022

Startup Stories: Mohan Belani, Co-Founder & CEO at e27

e27 co-founder Mohan Belani stopped by Startup Stories to chat about his time in Silicon Valley, building a tech ecosystem platform and e27’s remote-first culture.

August 31, 2022

Startup Stories: Katy Brown, Co-Founder & CEO at Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain co-founder & CEO Katy Brown stopped by Startup Stories to talk about building a health-tech startup, her career path and entrepreneurial journey.

August 24, 2022

Startup Stories: Melanie Kansil, Co-Founder & CEO of Alyte

Melanie joined us on Startup Stories to talk about building an online social fitness studio, their recent $3 million seed round, building a remote-first company culture, and more.

August 17, 2022

Startup Stories: Reuben Williams, Co-Founder & CEO at SportsGrad

SportsGrad co-founder & CEO Reuben Williams joined us to chat about building a career platform focused on sports talent.

August 9, 2022

Startup Stories: Ian Chong, Co-Founder & CEO of OSbiome

OSbiome co-founder Ian Chong joined us on Startup Stories to talk about the inspiration behind his startup, the Singapore startup scene, and more.

August 4, 2022

Startup Stories: Hugh Batley, Founder & Managing Director of TruTrip

TruTip founder, Hugh Batley, joins us on Startup Stories to talk about his startup journey, the inspiration behind launching TruTrip, and what the future holds.

July 12, 2022

Startup Stories: Gary Zurnamer, Co-Founder & CEO at Vouch

Vouch co-founder & CEO Gary Zurnamer joined us to talk about his startup journey, raising an $8 million seed round, and some of the challenges he’s faced as a founder.

April 29, 2022

Startup Stories: Jeremy Goldschmidt, Founder & CEO of RentBetter

RentBetter founder & CEO Jeremy Goldschmidt joins us to talk about building his tech platform, the Australian property market, raising $1.9 million, and more.

March 17, 2022

Startup Stories: Chris Ventura, Co-Founder & CEO at Harness Projects

Chris Ventura, co-founder & director of Harness Projects, joins us on the latest Startup Stories to talk about building his learning platform.

March 17, 2022

Startup Stories: Mark Avery, Founder & CEO of Bell Resources

Mark Avery, the founder & CEO of new age energy technology company Bell Resources, joins us for the latest edition of Startup Stories.

March 2, 2022

Startup Stories: Brendan Malone, Co-Founder & CEO of Raiz Invest Australia

Brendan joins us on the latest Startup Stories to talk about launching one of Australia’s first micro-investing apps.

February 23, 2022

Startup Stories: Laura Hill, Managing Director Australia at Sendle

Sendle’s first ever Managing Director for Australia, Laura Hill, joins us to talk about the company’s record-breaking 2021, and her plans moving forward.

February 7, 2022

Startup Stories: Anna Podolsky, Founder & CEO at Lyka

Lyka Pet Food’s founder & CEO, Anna Podolsky, joins us on Startup Stories to talk about scaling to a 70+ team, closing their Series A round, and recruiting challenges.

January 25, 2022

Startup Stories: Hugo Richard, Co-Founder & CEO at Dystech

Dystech co-founder, Hugo Richard, joins us on Startup Stories to talk about using machine learning to assess reading difficulty and dyslexia.

January 18, 2022

Startup Stories: Daniel Carew, Co-Founder & COO at adash

adash co-founder, Daniel Carew, joins us on Startup Stories to talk about creating the world’s first food content creator-specific app.

December 6, 2021

Startup Stories: Ellen Chisa, Founder In Residence at boldstart ventures

boldstart ventures Founder In Residence, Ellen Chisa, joined us to chat about creating a new programming language and investing in technology companies.

December 2, 2021

Startup Stories: Alec Lynch, Founder & CEO of DesignCrowd and BrandCrowd

DesignCrowd founder & CEO, Alec Lynch, stopped by to chat about how COVID-19 accelerated their business and success in the start-up world.

November 29, 2021

Startup Stories: Micah Gabriels, Co-Founder & CEO at Mooven

Mooven CEO, Micah Gabriels, joins us to talk about the inspiration behind launching the company, his biggest challenges to date and the keys to startup success.

November 25, 2021

Startup Stories: Ayumi Uyeda, Founder of Proppie

Ayumi joins us to talk about how her start-up, Proppie, is helping millennials get into property sooner by mortgage sharing.

November 22, 2021

Startup Stories: Alexandra King, Co-Founder & Head of Strategy at Ask Marketing

Ask Marketing’s Ali King joins us to talk about building her company with her sister, Stephanie, and launching their online education platform.

November 18, 2021

Startup Stories: Cameron Bryant, Partner at Sparro

Cameron Bryant joins us to chat about how he and his brother, Morris, grew Sparro to become Australia’s largest independent digital marketing agency.

November 15, 2021

Startup Stories: Dayna Stewart Director, Digital Marketing, Media & Creative Services at The Nudge Group

Dayna talks about how The Nudge Group grown since she started as employee number one, how the recruitment industry has changed over the years, and working in the start-up & scale-up space.

November 11, 2021

Startup Stories: Isabelle Dunn, Founder of PreppedFRESH

PreppedFRESH founder, Isabelle Dunn, joined us to chat about how she went from leaving the corporate world behind to running her own start-up.

November 8, 2021

Startup Stories: Zaheer Jappie, Co-Founder & CEO at CarClarity

CarClarity co-founder Ziggy stops by The Nudge Group to chat to us about launching CarClarity and what he looks for when hiring talent.

November 4, 2021

Startup Stories: Paul Weingarth, Co-Founder & CEO at Slyp

Slyp co-founder, Paul Weingarth, joined us to talk about how his personal experience led him to launching a fintech start-up.

November 2, 2021

How to lead a hybrid workforce: Tips from 9 experts

When it comes to hybrid work, leaders have many questions about how to make the right decisions for their teams. Nudge CEO, Steve Grace, was recently interviewed by Howspace to share his advice and best practices of leading hybrid teams.

November 1, 2021

Startup Stories: Horace Wu, Founder & CEO at founder & CEO, Horace, had a chat with us about how his background as a lawyer inspired him to launch a start-up to help other lawyers.

October 28, 2021

Startup Stories: Daniel Wasilewsky, Founder of FreeGuides

We had a great chat with FreeGuides founder & CEO, Daniel Wasilewsky, about led him to launching a tourism start-up during a global pandemic.

October 27, 2021

Why a lack of climate action will hinder your talent recruitment

Steve Grace talks to Smart Company about why climate action and sustainability values are something businesses need to be considering.

October 26, 2021

Why multiple interviews in the start-up world just don’t work.

Nudge’s Director, Digital Marketing, Media & Creative Services, Dayna Stewart, discusses why it’s so important for start-ups to make their recruitment process as efficient as possible.

October 26, 2021

Friendships, Earn-Outs, and Partnership Breakdowns: Steve Grace on the Buy Grow Sell Podcast

Steve recently joined Simon Bedard on the Buy Grow Sell podcast to talk about his early entrepreneurial journey and selling multiple companies.

October 26, 2021

Startup Stories: Candy Ko, Co-Founder & CEO at EduMatch

Candy had a chat with us about how they came up with the idea for EduMatch, some of her biggest challenges, and connecting with mentors in the start-up community.

October 25, 2021

Recruitment in a time of COVID-19: How the pandemic has changed hiring forever

We spoke to our superstar Nudge recruiters to talk about what trends they’re seeing emerge in the market, as well as a few tips for companies and clients for a smoother recruitment process.

October 21, 2021

Startup Stories: Melanie Leahy, Co-Founder of Ziinkle

Ziinkle co-founder, Melanie Leahy, had a chat with us about how her own experiences led to her launching a dating app.

October 18, 2021

Startup Stories: Simon Pearson, Co-Founder & COO at Just Teach

Simon Pearson talks to us about the power of video as an education tool, investing personal funds to grow Just Teach, and what he looks for when hiring.

October 18, 2021

The Nudge Group continues global expansion with Singapore office & new hires in Australia and Ireland

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new Singapore office, and two new hires – Chloe, who will be based in Dublin, and Anakin, who will be joining the Sydney team.

October 15, 2021

$2m and Global in 2 Years From a Standing Start – Steve Grace on ScaleUps Podcast with Sean Steele

Steve joins Sean Steele on the latest episode of the ScaleUps Podcast to talk about how he expanded The Nudge Group globally during a pandemic.

October 14, 2021

Startup Stories: Brodie Haupt, Co-Founder & CEO at WLTH

We had a great chat with Brodie about what inspired him to launch WLTH, evolving his role as CEO, building a remote company culture and avoiding burn-out.

October 13, 2021

The Nudge Group are the NSW State Winners for APSCo Australia’s Excellence in Client Service Award!

The Nudge Group are excited to announce that we are the NSW State Winner for the APSCo Australia’s Excellence in Client Service Award.

October 12, 2021

How to stand out when recruiting and retain great staff with Dayna Stewart

Dayna joined customer experience podcast, The Brag Effect, to talk about how businesses can acquire and retain good employees in 2021.

October 11, 2021

Startup Stories: Steve Grace, Founder & CEO of The Nudge Group

Nudge Group founder & CEO, Steve Grace, had a chat with us recruiting for start-ups and scale-ups, building a global company culture, and how he avoids burn-out.

October 5, 2021

Startup Stories: Fern Ho, CEO & Founder of The Leaf Protein Co.

The Leaf Protein Co. founder & CEO, Fern, had a chat with us about market validation, being a Startmate Fellow, and juggling global timezones.

September 30, 2021

Working at a start-up vs. scale-up: what’s right for you?

At The Nudge Group, one of the most common questions our recruiters get asked by candidates is: “what’s it like working at a start-up”?

September 28, 2021

Startup Stories: Aliaa Remtilla, Co-Founder & CEO of StoryTiling

StoryTiling co-founder & CEO, Aliaa, spoke to us about how her background in anthropology and filmmaking inspired her to launch a start-up.

September 23, 2021

How to Recruit for Your Scaling Business: Hub Talk with Steve Grace & Ines Brcic

Nudge Group CEO Steve Grace and Ines Brcic from Melbourne Law Studio join Hub Talk to chat about ‘How to Recruit for Your Scaling Business.’

September 22, 2021

Hiring in the COVID era: Four strategies recruiters are using to overcome pandemic challenges

Nudge Group CEO, Steve Grace spoke to Smart Company about hiring practices during the COVID pandemic and some strategies to overcome these challenges.

September 19, 2021

We’re looking for Technical Recruiters to join our team!

The Nudge Group is on the look-out for Technical Recruiters in Australia, London, Singapore, and the U.S. to join our team and help us continue taking things to the next level.

September 16, 2021

How Start-Up & Scale-Up Founders can Address Proximity Bias

As we begin to navigate a post-COVID world, with in-person and remote work, we are seeing an increase in issues relating to proximity bias.

September 10, 2021

What’s it Like Working For a Startup?

One of the most common questions we get asked by candidates is “what’s it like working at a start-up.”

September 10, 2021

Using multiple recruiters to fill your roles? Bad idea!

For companies who are desperately trying to fill a role as quickly as possible, it can be tempting to engage multiple recruiters at once, in the hope that casting the net wide will improve your chances.

September 6, 2021

4 Reasons Why 2021 is the Year to Change Jobs

With the acceleration to remote work, increased flexible working from home arrangements and more sophisticated digital interviewing and onboarding procedures now available, transitioning into a new role has never been easier.  

September 6, 2021

Recruitment Trends: Job Offers in a Remote Work World

Is remote work the new signing bonus? Well, according to a Wall Street Journal article, it is. 

August 31, 2021

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom: 5 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Zoom Interviews

Is poor Zoom interview etiquette sabotaging your odds of landing your dream job? Here are 5 ways to impress, stand out, and leave an impression during your next Zoom interview. 

August 18, 2021

How to Deal with Counter Offers: Tips for Employers & Candidates

Here are a few tips on how to deal with counter offers – for both employers and candidates.  

August 18, 2021

Building a Successful Remote Marketing Team

So, without face-to-face catch ups, team lunches and incidental conversations, how can you build a successful remote marketing team? Here are my top five tips.

August 18, 2021

3 Skills Companies Should Look for in a Sales Candidate

What skills do the 1% of the world’s best salespeople possess that the other 99% don’t have? Here are three skills you should be on the lookout for during your recruitment campaigns.

August 10, 2021

Making It Count Podcast: Start Up to Unicorn – Steve Grace

Steve joined Julie Hyde on the latest episode of the Making It Count podcast, to talk about his journey launching The Nudge Group and the lessons he learnt along the way.

August 1, 2021

The Future of Work: How The Nudge Group Does Hybrid Working

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of remote working across the globe, employees are getting accustomed to flexible work, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. 

July 28, 2021

The Nudge Group Acquires Work-Life Balance Publication Balance the Grind

The Nudge Group is excited to announce that the company has recently acquired work-life balance publication, Balance the Grind!

July 22, 2021

Strivin & Thrivin – Sponsored by The Nudge Group – Ep8. Nicolle Hann-Dunbavin

In this episode of Strivin & Thrivin, Laura talks to Nicolle, who has over 20 years of experience in tech recruitment in Australia.

July 22, 2021

Strivin & Thrivin – Sponsored by The Nudge Group – Ep4. Carlie Bowden

In this episode of Strivin & Thrivin, Laura talks to Carlie about how she landed her in her current role as Director of Product & Project Services at The Nudge Group.

July 22, 2021

Strivin & Thrivin – Sponsored by The Nudge Group – Ep1. Steve Grace

For the latest episode of the Strivin & Thrivin podcast, Steve sat down with founder, Laura Johnson, to talk about “the nudge experience.”

June 1, 2021

Introducing: Jason Flooks, UK Director, The Nudge Group

Jason is The Nudge Group’s UK Director, heading up the group’s global expansion into the region. He currently specialises in senior “Head Of” roles in the sales, operations and tech areas.

June 1, 2021

Introducing: Michael Dackombe, Director – Sales, Corporate & HR, The Nudge Group

Michael Dackombe is The Nudge Group’s Business Director supporting our clients scale up across the sales, tech, HR, product and corporate sectors.

June 1, 2021

Introducing: Nicolle Hann-Dunbavin, Director – Data Science, Cloud & Technology, The Nudge Group

A highly experienced technology recruiter with a Black Belt in Tech Recruiting (certified by SocialTalent), Nicolle has over 20 years of experience servicing the Australian recruitment market.

June 1, 2021

Introducing: Carlie Bowden, Director – Product & Project Services, The Nudge Group

Carlie has over six years of experience in the Sydney recruitment market and brings a high level of expertise across both start-ups, scale-up, and government.

June 1, 2021

Introducing: Dayna Stewart, Director – Digital Marketing, Media & Creative Services, The Nudge Group

With her extensive experience in the recruitment industry, Dayna has encountered virtually every possible scenario in the hiring process and is well equipped to deal with any issue before they become a major problem.

June 1, 2021

Introducing: Steve Grace, Founder & CEO, The Nudge Group

Leading a team of recruiters from around the world, Steve’s new, innovative recruitment model provides early-stage and rapid-growth businesses direct access to top-tier talent and specialist expertise.

About Give It A Nudge

At The Nudge Group, our mission is to connect you with world class talent at every stage of your business growth journey, from start-up to unicorn. As part of this mission, we love to tell stories about the people and companies we work with.

That’s why we launched Give It A Nudge, a video podcast series, filmed in a TV production studio (in conjunction with Live Productions), where our founder & CEO, Steve, interviews other founders & CEOs about their journey and helps them to share their unique story.

We love telling stories, whether it’s about how one of our clients scaled from a local Australian operation to an international company with offices all over the globe. Or how three founders met and came up with an idea to change the world of connecting remote teams. Or how a solo founder worked tirelessly day and night to reach a massive exit.

But Give It A Nudge isn’t just about interviewing founders, it’s about helping them learn more about the start-up and scale-up space to grow their business. Past guests on our show include lawyers and private equity firms, providing insights and advice into the whole ecosystem.

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