Recent Episodes

May 29, 2024

A Deep Dive into Angel Investing with Aussie Angels’ Cheryl Mack

Cheryl takes us through her journey from Toronto to becoming a key player in Australia’s startup scene.

March 3, 2024

From Airtasker to Soho.com.au: Jonathan Lui’s Journey of Disruption and Innovation

In the first episode of Give It A Nudge’s season 5, Steve kicks things off with a chat with Jonathan Lui, the founder behind Soho.com.au and co-founder of Airtasker.

October 15, 2023

Revolutionising Brand Collaborations: A Deep Dive with Partnar Founders, Jamie Pitt & Ryan Elliott

Steve talks with the co-founders of Partnar, Jamie Pitt and Ryan Elliott, about how they’re reshaping brand collaborations.

October 1, 2023

From Airwaves to Vineyards: Merrick Watts’ Journey in Comedy, Radio and Wine

Steve and Merrick discuss resilience in business, their thoughts on public speaking, and entrepreneurial ventures.

September 17, 2023

The Art of Adapting in Business: Ash Brown’s Empiraa Story

Learn how Ash navigated the often daunting world of startups, from conceptualising Empiraa during the pandemic to the highs and lows of fundraising in an unconventional manner.

September 3, 2023

Promoting Sustainable Nutrition & Global Wellness: A Conversation from Equalution’s Amal Wakim

Steve chats with Amal Wakim, the Co-Founder & CEO of Equalution, a health tech company revolutionising the way we approach nutrition.

August 20, 2023

Empowering Equal Pay and Data-Driven Decisions: Insights from Compete’s Amit Rapaport

Join us as we explore Amit’s journey from major companies like Palo Alto Networks to pioneering Compete.

August 6, 2023

Revolutionising Climate Impact Investments: A Deep Dive with BlueSana’s Founder, James Hone

Steve sits down with James Hone, the Founder and CEO of BlueSana, a platform born out of a promise James made to his daughters to make a real difference for the planet.

July 23, 2023

Innovating the Future of Content Delivery: Insights from Storytail’s Co-Founder, Ryan Hayward

In this episode, Steve and Ryan Hayward, Co-Founder of Storytail, explore the challenges of product-market fit and effective storytelling.

July 9, 2023

Shaping the Future of STEM Education: A Conversation with Tutero’s Co-Founder, Joey Moshinsky

Listen in as Steve and Joey talk about the behind-the-scenes story of the venture, from ideation during the COVID-19 pandemic to achieving exponential growth.

June 25, 2023

Empowering Personal Health: A Deep Dive into Metabolic Tracking with Vively Co-Founder, Tim Veron

Tim Veron, co-founder of Vively Health, joins Steve Grace in this insightful episode of Give It A Nudge.

June 4, 2023

The biggest risk you can take as an entrepreneur is being on the journey alone: Daniel Hakim, Boa

Steve dives deep into the world of entrepreneurship with Daniel Hakim, founder & CEO of CUB as well as the founder of the newly-launched Boa App.

May 7, 2023

From Trampolining to Venture Capital: Christie Jenkins’ Journey in Sports and Start-Ups

Steve sits down with Christie Jenkins, a former trampoline athlete turned Australian beach volleyball player, to discuss her fascinating journey through sports and her transition to the world of venture capital.

April 16, 2023

Belinda Agnew’s Startup Journey: From small country town to tech entrepreneurship

For our latest episode of the Give It A Nudge podcast, Steve sits down with the incredible Belinda Agnew of xenabler! You don’t want to miss this inspiring conversation.

April 2, 2023

Farming Reimagined: How AgUnity Transforms Lives of Rural Farmers

Discover how David’s innovative company transforms the lives of low-income farmers in remote regions by providing them with specially adapted, low-cost smartphones.

March 19, 2023

From Oil & Gas to Fitness Franchising: Michael Ramsey’s Entrepreneurial Story

In this episode, host Steve Grace sits down with Michael Ramsey to discuss the fascinating concept of Strong Pilates.

March 5, 2023

From Rugby Legend to Entrepreneur: Anthony Minichiello Talks Nutrition, Fitness, Business & Minifit

In this episode, Steve sits down with former rugby star Anthony Minichiello to talk about his journey from professional athlete to entrepreneur.

February 19, 2023

Exploring the Startup Scene with AirTree’s Jess Walker: From E-commerce to Angel Investing

Jess Walker, the Community and Programs Manager at AirTree, talks to Steve about her amazing 10-year journey in the startup scene!

February 5, 2023

Unlocking Marketing Success with Secret Source Marketing’s Nicholas Carlson

Nicholas Carlson, the founder of Secret Source Marketing, talks about his journey in the marketing industry and the story behind his agency.

February 1, 2023

Making Waves in Marketing: Stephanie King’s Return Appearance to Discuss Ask Marketing’s Progress

Stephanie King, Co-Founder of Ask Marketing, shares her success story on Give It A Nudge for the third time, showcasing their smart and steady growth in the marketing industry.

January 22, 2023

Ellen Sullivan, Director of the Learning Innovation Lab at Melbourne Business School

Ellen Sullivan from Melbourne Business School shares her insights on the future of learning and how it can be applied to the startup world.

December 11, 2022

GIAN UK: James Lucas & Caroline van den Bergh, Co-Founders, Lunos

James Lucas & Caroline van den Bergh join Nicole Thomas for a new Give It A Nudge UK episode

December 4, 2022

“My first thought was doom and gloom”: Marcus Moufarrige, Founder and CEO of ility

Marcus joined Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about his rollercoaster startup journey.

November 28, 2022

From MTV to Two Giraffes: Arielle Peters, CEO & Creative Director of Two Giraffes

Arielle joined Steve on the latest Give It A Nudge episode to talk about her rollercoaster startup journey

November 20, 2022

Becoming the Shopify of travel: Simon te Hennepe, CEO & Founder of TRAVLR

TRAVLR founder & CEO Simon te Hennepe joined Steve on Give It A Nudge to talk about the rollercoaster journey of start-up life.

November 6, 2022

“It’s like a high pressure hose for washing stress away”: Chris and Cameron Grant, Unyoked

Unyoked co-founders Chris and Cameron Grant joined Steve on Give It A Nudge to talk about their startup journey.

October 30, 2022

Over a third of the world is actively playing games: Brad Manuel & Indy Khabra, Founders of Livewire

Livewire founders Brad Manuel & Indy Khabra join Give It A Nudge to talk about how they first connected to launch Livewire, their recent expansions, fundraising and plenty more.

October 9, 2022

“We’ve created something that seemed to have struck a chord”: Craig Dubitsky, Hello Products

As the founder of Hello Products and the Chief Innovation Strategist at Colgate-Palmolive, Craig had a lot to share about his journey to becoming an entrepreneur, including a stint as a derivatives trader.

September 25, 2022

“It’s absolutely business critical for me to either go on a walk or a swim”: Kate Murray, FullStory

FullStory Head of Sales, APAC Kate Murray came on Give It A Nudge to talk about her career background and current role.

September 11, 2022

“We’re trying to tackle neurodegenerative disease”: Matt Keon, Co-Founder & CEO of GenieUs Genomic

Matt Keon, co-founder and CEO of GenieUs Genomic joined Give It A Nudge to talk about the story and mission behind their company.

August 28, 2022

Simplifying business insurance: Anish Sinha, Co-founder & COO at insurtech startup upcover

Anish, co-founder and COO of insurtech startup upcover, joined the show to talk about the company’s mission to simplify business insurance.

August 22, 2022

Give It A Nudge: Raghu Rajakumar & Dhanush Ganglani from Eden Exchange

Raghu Rajakumar and Dhanush Ganglani from Eden Exchange join us on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge!

August 14, 2022

Give It A Nudge London: Thomas West, Founder & CEO, Hyper

Hyper founder & CEO Tom West joins Steve to talk about his startup journey and building a global startup incubator.

July 31, 2022

“Come for the speed, stay for the quality” – Nick La, Co-Founder of Weploy

Nick La, stopped by the Give It A Nudge show to talk to Steve about his founder journey, from starting out in the international hospitality industry to his move into entrepreneurship.

July 24, 2022

“It was a pretty Wild West era”: Simon Thomsen, Editor, Startup Daily at Pinstripe Media

Startup Daily Editor Simon Thomsen joined Steve to talk about his journalism background and all his years covering the Australian & New Zealand tech ecosystem.

July 17, 2022

Leaving Canva to launch his own start-up: Gary Zurnamer, Co-founder of Vouch

Vouch co-founder & CEO Gary Zurnamer spoke to Steve about leaving his role at Canva to launch his own start-up, the inspiration behind Vouch, the company’s recent $8 million Seed round, and more!

July 3, 2022

“We’re not short on opportunity, we’re short on capacity”: Karan Anand, Managing Director Aus, Hnry

Karan joined Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about the Hnry startup journey, how the founders got their first 40 users, and the company’s global expansion.

June 26, 2022

Give It A Nudge London: Aaron Solomon, CEO & Co-Founder at Ambl

Co-founder and CEO Aaron Solomon joined Steve as our first London guest to talk about his startup journey and the inspiration behind launching Ambl.

June 19, 2022

“You have to have so much belief in what you’re doing”: Melanie Corlett, Founder of Mumli

Mel joined Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about her investment banking background, love for fitness, and what inspired her to launch Mumli.

June 5, 2022

Leaving a corporate banking career for the start-up world: Alisdair Barr, Founder & CEO of Striver

From leaving a cushy corporate banking job to working for a social enterprise in the desert to launching Striver, Alisdair’s story was a fascinating one to listen to!

May 23, 2022

From quant trading to start-up founder: Wendy Chen, Founder & CEO, Omnistream

Wendy spoke about her “reverse career” and her start-up journey – transitioning from a quant trading background to launching Omnistream.

May 9, 2022

On a mission to help the world trust faster: Daniel Callaghan, CEO of Veremark

Veremark CEO Daniel Callaghan joined Give It A Nudge to talk about his entrepreneurship journey, and how Veremark is on a mission to help the world trust faster.

May 1, 2022

Providing businesses with finance on demand: James Spence, Product Strategy Manager at Shift

James Spence joins Steve to talk about how Shift can provide businesses with finance on demand, the company’s rebrand from GetCapital, and his own startup journey.

April 22, 2022

Blockchain in document management: Daphne Ng, Co-Founder & CEO of Dedoco

Dedoco co-founder & CEO Daphne Ng joins us on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about building a Blockchain-based digital document management company.

April 19, 2022

Startup lessons & building resilience: Chanel Costabir, Founder of One Key Access

One Key Access co-founder Chanel Costabir joined us on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk the experience of launching her second start-up.

April 10, 2022

Building and scaling an Australian ‘buy now pay later’ start-up: Nick Glynn, Co-Founder of QuickaPay

QuickaPay co-founder Nick Glynn joins Steve Grace on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about scaling a FinTech start-up.

April 3, 2022

Lyka founder Anna Podolsky talks about disrupting the pet food industry

Lyka founder & CEO Anna Podolsky joins Steve Grace on Give It A Nudge to talk about how her company is disrupting the pet food industry.

March 27, 2022

Natalie Feehan on EstimateOne: A construction marketplace

EstimateOne Chief Customer & Commercial Officer Natalie Feehan joins Steve Grace on Give It A Nudge to talk about her start-up journey to date.

March 20, 2022

Krish Raja, General Manager at Captify Australia talks about scaling the company mid-pandemic

Krish Raja talks about his career journey to date, Captify starting up mid-pandemic, and how they’re building the workplace for the future.

March 13, 2022

The Nudge Group’s Steve Grace talks about how the company’s evolved over the past three years

Steve Grace, The Nudge Group’s founder & CEO, talks about what inspired him to launch the business, and how the company has evolved over the past three years.

March 6, 2022

Peter Dunne, VP, Corporate Development & General Counsel at SafetyCulture / Herbert Smith Freehills

Peter Dunne talks about his role advising on some of Australia’s largest capital raising over the years.

February 27, 2022

WLTH Co-Founder, Brodie Haupt, talks about building a digital lending and payments fintech provider

Brodie Haupt, CEO and co-founder of fintech startup WLTH, joins the Give It A Nudge show to talk about co-founding a business with his brother.

February 20, 2022

Danielle Owen Whitford, founder of Pioneera, talks about building the Grammarly for mental health

Danielle joins us on Give It A Nudge to talk to Steve about how Pioneera reduces burnout and boosts productivity.

February 14, 2022

Reach Alternative Investments co-founder, Sam Phillips, discusses building a platform for Australian investors

Sam joins Steve to talk about how Reach Alternative Investments is building a platform to provide access to the world’s leading private market opportunities.

February 6, 2022

Proppie’s Ayumi Uyeda talks about her platform is helping millennials get into the property market

Ayumi joined Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about how her platform is helping millennials get their foot in the door of the property market.

January 26, 2022

SuiteFiles CEO Andrew Sims talks about the opportunities and challenges of scaling globally

Andrew joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about his company’s journey, and the opportunities & challenges of scaling globally.

January 16, 2022

MYBOS founder, Sam Khalef, shares his entrepreneur startup story and talks about his epic journey to success

Sam joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to share his entrepreneur startup story and talk about his epic journey to success.

January 10, 2022

CarClarity CEO, Zaheer Jappie, on his company’s incredible growth over the past two years

CarClarity founder & CEO, Ziggy, joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about their exciting growth.

November 28, 2021

Aliaa Remtilla, Co-Founder of StoryTiling, on her start-up’s mission to keep family stories alive

StoryTiling co-founder, Aliaa Remtilla, joined Give It A Nudge to talk about her start-up’s mission to keep family stories alive.

November 17, 2021

Wholesale Investor’s Steve Torso talks about how the company started out as a magazine

Wholesale Investor’s Steve Torso joined the Give It A Nudge show to talk about how the company grew to become a leading, AI-driven private investment platform.

November 8, 2021

Ellie Malouf shares her story on how she came to run the #1 digital platform for yacht charterers

Ahoy Club CEO, Ellie Malouf, joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about running the #1 digital platform for yacht charterers.

October 24, 2021

Ali Lord from HeadBox Australia talks about her journey to becoming the company’s CEO

HeadBox Australia’s Ali Lord joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about how she became the company’s CEO.

October 22, 2021

Winning the war on talent with Gillian Findlay, Operating Partner at AirTree

Gillian Findlay from AirTree joins Steve for a special Spark Festival edition of the Give It A Nudge show to talk about how start-ups can win the war on talent.

October 22, 2021

Biggest start-up marketing mistakes guaranteed to blow your budget with Ali & Stephanie King

Ask Marketing co-founders, Ali & Stephanie King, join Steve for this Spark Festival edition of Give It A Nudge to talk about some of the biggest start-up marketing mistakes you can make.

October 13, 2021

Employment Hero’s Alex Hattingh talks about global expansion while keeping a strong staff retention

Chief People Officer, Alex Hattingh, joins Steve Grace on our latest episode to talk about how Employment Hero has managed to expand globally while maintaining a strong staff retention.

October 3, 2021

Alex Colvin talks about his start-up journey building conversational SMS and email platform, Pendula

Alex Colvin joins Steve on the latest Give It A Nudge episode to talk about building his conversational SMS and email platform, Pendula

September 22, 2021

Jacqui Henderson, CEO of advice intelligence, talks about disrupting the financial services industry

Jacqui Henderson, CEO of advice intelligence, joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about disrupting the financial services industry

September 13, 2021

AS White Global’s Daniel Breese talks about the difference between outsourcing and offshoring

Daniel Breese, Director, Growth & CX at AS White Global, joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about the difference between outsourcing and offshoring.

September 6, 2021

eQALY co-founder Kelly Tagalan talks about how her company is working to bring big data to aged care

Kelly Tagalan, co-founder and COO of eQALY, joined Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about how they’re bringing big data to the aged care sector.

August 29, 2021

Laura Johnson talks about launching Strivin, being addicted to start-up life and the Antler program

Strivin founder, Laura Johnson, joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about coming up in the Antler program and being addicted to the start-up life.

August 22, 2021

Darren Winterford talks about how running a digital agency led him to launching EdApp

EdApp founder & CEO Darren Winterford joins Steve Grace on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about how running a digital agency and being inspired to launch EdApp.

August 15, 2021

Emma Blomfield talks about co-founding interior design tech platform, decor library

Emma Blomfield joined Steve Grace on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about how she founded decor library as a platform to streamline the way interior designers work.

August 8, 2021

Mark Bryan and Tom Matthews from Pemba Capital Partners talk investing in technology companies

Pemba Capital Partners Mark Bryan and Tom Matthews join Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to chat about investing in technology companies.

August 7, 2021

Kirsten Carriol, founder & CEO of Lanolips, talks about her story launching multiple businesses

Kirsten spoke about launching multiple businesses, being voted best lip balm in the world by The Times, Vogue UK & reddit, and focusing on using sustainable ingredients in her products.

August 1, 2021

Sam Shennan talks about growing INCUBETA into the largest independent agency in Australia

INCUBETA founder Sam Shennan joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about growing INCUBETA into the largest independent agency in Australia.

July 18, 2021

Alyce Tran talks about her journey from lawyer to start-up founder of The Daily Edited

Alyce Tran joined the Give It A Nudge show to talk to Steve Grace about her journey from lawyer to start-up founder of The Daily Edited, as well as her recent transition out of the business and what’s coming next.

July 11, 2021

Fluent Commerce CEO Graham Jackson discusses scaling the company from Australia to across the globe

Graham Jackson joins the Give It A Nudge podcast to chat to Steve about scaling the company from 30 people in Australia to over 100 employees in offices across the globe.

July 4, 2021

OnDeck Australia CEO Cameron Poolman talks about scaling the company & remote working during COVID.

OnDeck Australia CEO Cameron Poolman joins Give It A Nudge to chat to Steve about some of the challenges of scaling the company and building an executive team.

June 27, 2021

Hudled co-founder Alex Millar talks about the lessons he’s learnt so far on his start-up journey

Hudled co-founder & CEO Alex Millar talks about some of the start-up lessons he’s learnt so far on his entrepreneurial journey and launching a business during the start of COVID-19.

June 20, 2021

PracticeHub CEO Martin Edwards and myBeepr Co-Founder Kruti Balakrishnan talk healthcare innovations

PracticeHub CEO Martin Edwards and myBeepr Co-Founder Kruti Balakrishnan join Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to share their personal stories and the challenges.

June 13, 2021

Paul Miller & Alistair Jaque talk helping founders scale up their business and building culture

Paul Miller & Alistair Jaque join Steve on the latest episode of GiveIt A Nudge to talk about helping founders scale up their business and building culture.

June 6, 2021

Lockie Cooke talks about mental health and how companies can really have a positive effect

Lockie Cooke talks to Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge about mental health and how companies can really have a positive effect.

May 30, 2021

Alex Teoh talks about starting a business, listing a business and delisting the same business

Alex Teoh joins Give It A Nudge to talk to Steve about starting a business, listing a business and delisting the same business.

May 18, 2021

Jessica, Michael & Gerardo talk about connecting remote teams through their platform Remote Social

Jessica, Michael & Gerardo join Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about connecting remote teams through their platform Remote Social.

May 14, 2021

Dovetail co-founders Brad & Benjamin talk about how they did what simply every entrepreneur wants to do

Dovetail co-founders Brad & Benjamin join Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge talk about how they did what simply every entrepreneur wants to do.

May 9, 2021

Zac & Nick on bringing one of the oldest industries into the modern-day and beyond

Zac and Nick join Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge and discuss bringing one of the oldest industries into the modern-day and beyond.

April 25, 2021

Zane McIntyre from Commission Factory talks about “imposter syndrome” and more

Zane McIntyre from Commission Factory joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge and talks about dealing with “imposter syndrome.”

April 11, 2021

Lachlan McKnight has an amazing story of how he has built the hugely successful LegalVision

Lachlan McKnight joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about his amazing story of how he has built the hugely successful LegalVision.

March 28, 2021

Jacqui Nelson has taken an unknown secure file sharing platform to a high profile RegTech

Jacqui Nelson joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about how she has taken an unknown secure file sharing platform to a high profile RegTech.

February 28, 2021

Australian fitness entrepreneurs Lachlan Rowston & Raphael Freeman talk about their premier gym for industry leaders

Australian fitness entrepreneurs Lachlan Rowston & Raphael Freeman join Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge talk about their premier gym for industry leaders.

February 14, 2021

Luther Poier, Managing Director & Head of Venture Capital at BlueChilli Group, talks about the company’s journey

Luther Poier, Managing Director & Head of Venture Capital at BlueChilli Group, joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about the company’s journey.

January 31, 2021

Adele Moynihan talks about Antler, a global early-stage venture capital firm

Adele Moynihan joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about Antler, a global early-stage venture capital firm founded in Singapore in 2017.

January 17, 2021

Ali & Steph King from Ask Marketing talk about how they are changing marketing for SME businesses forever

Ali & Steph King from Ask Marketing join Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge talk about how they are changing marketing for SME businesses forever.

December 13, 2020

Zyran Erasmus and Rowan Tombs talk about how they help budding founders build the start-ups of their dreams

Zyran Erasmus and Rowan Tombs join Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about how they help budding founders build the start-ups of their dreams.

December 6, 2020

Benny Kleist & Alexey Mitko from Eucalyptus talk about their very different start-up journeys

Benny and Alexey from Eucalyptus join Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge to talk about their very different start-up journeys.

November 22, 2020

George Dib, Managing Director of Amfin, talks about how his leadership style of empowerment has gown his FinTech

George Dib, Managing Director of Amfin, joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge talks about how his leadership style of empowerment has gown his FinTech.

November 8, 2020

Gillian Findlay, CEO of VAMP, talks about start-up funding and being part of fast growth businesses

Gillian Findlay from VAMP joins Steve on the latest episode of Give It A Nudge talks about start-up funding and being part of fast growth businesses.

October 26, 2020

Daniel Hakim, CEO at Club of United Business (CUB)

Listen to Daniel talk about leadership, entrepreneurship and his journey to now be running Australia largest private business club. 

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.

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.

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.

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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