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The best in the business share what it takes to be backable

The best in the business share what it takes to be backable

Update: 2021-03-21
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Some people seem to get all the breaks, new gigs, interesting and challenging projects, or support for their business idea. Why? What is so special about them?

After being featured in a New York Times article about failure, Suneel Gupta decided things needed to change in his career and this is the question he set out to answer. Suneel interviewed Hollywood film producers, venture capitalists, military leaders and executives at iconic companies and he shares what he learned.

We also hear from Australian backers what they look for when they are deciding who and what to fund.
And spoiler alert, the key to being backable is not charisma.

GUESTS: 

Suneel Gupta, co-author of Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You.

Julie Demsey, startup advisor and investor

Nick Peace,VP corporate and investments at Planet Innovation

Matt Allen, CEO Tractor Ventures

Producer: Maria Tickle
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The best in the business share what it takes to be backable

The best in the business share what it takes to be backable