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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.
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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.
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.
Navigating the Hiring Process: A Guide for Startups
As with many aspects of the startup world, hiring comes with its own set of quirks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Top Reasons Why People Choose to Work at Startups
Joining a startup can feel like hitting the fast-forward button on your career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Startup Stories: Horace Wu, Founder & CEO at Syntheia.io
Syntheia.io 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”?
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.