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Louise Olsen is a true icon of the Australian design industry. Not only is she the daughter of legendary artist John Olsen, but she is also the co-founder of Dinosaur Designs and a formidable artist in her own right. In this conversation with host Lucy Feagins, Louise talks about her creative upbringing with two painter parents, the humble beginnin…
 
Lauren Li's approach to accessible interior design makes her trend guides and interiors pieces some of the most popular stories on The Design Files, so if you hang out for her monthly column you'll love this in-depth conversation between Lauren and host, Lucy Feagins! Before she was the founder of Sisällä Interior Design studio, Lauren worked in bi…
 
Grace Dlabik is the founder of BE. ONE Creative (a creative agency) and BE. Collective - two hubs in the BE. ecosystem that exists to empower and platform creatives of colour. As well as being a creative director, community leader, mentor and advocate, Grace is also a mother. She and her son Elijah have a formidable partnership, and their relations…
 
Pip Newell was still at university when she accidentally started Curated Spaces after re-selling some dining chairs to a local Facebook group with great success. While she was getting by on a mish-mash of nannying and hospitality jobs on the side of a photography degree, the online world had quietly heralded a new age for vintage furniture. With a …
 
Elle has been in the Australian fashion industry for over thirty years, moving from Cherry Lane to Myer and Sportsgirl before her landing her current job. She's been shaping fashion (and you!) in ways you probably didn't even realise. SO, what is involved in transitioning one of the biggest retailers in the country towards ambitious new sustainabil…
 
Jirra Lulla Harvey is a Koorie woman and the founder of Kalinya Communications, an Aboriginal-owned communications agency working with First Nations businesses. In this inspiring chat, she talks about aligning Indigenous knowledge systems with contemporary business, Aboriginal entrepreneurship, and her new venture - Kalinya Retreats.…
 
From podcasting to interior design, editing the ‘Style’ section of Inside Out to food styling in the Italian Alps (!), Jono has worked in nearly every corner of the interiors biz. Or so he thought. When the pandemic hit last year and he was thinking of ways to pivot, he launched his own affordable art business to sell the vintage-inspired prints. N…
 
When most of world's trillion dollar credit market function on an uncollateralised basis, we in crypto have so far left this opportunity unaddressed. Goldfinch is one of the innovators going after this market opportunity by leveraging cryptoeconomic incentives and decentralised credit assessment processes. Listen to my conversation with Blake and M…
 
Did you know there were $20billion loans made by Genesis Trading in Q1 2021? Have you ever wondered what does it take to move from what is currently capital inefficient overcollateralized loans to under/uncollateralised loans in crypto? What unlocks would this capital efficient loan making process enable? In this episode I chatted with Sidney Powel…
 
Have you ever traded a perpetual swap because it allowed you to gain a 10x capital efficient exposure to an asset or allowed you to implement a basis trading strategy. Why does decentralised perpetual swaps not work on Ethereum L1 yet found much success on a higher performant chain such as Ethereum L2s. What are some of the use cases of perpetual s…
 
How did the crypto market evolve from the early 2010s to what it is today? In this episode I talked with Josh Lim about the market structure changes and the evolution of one of industry's heavyweight - Genesis Trading. Genesis Trading is building a fully integrated prime brokerage platform for institutional crypto players. To learn more about the f…
 
Why does the crypto project only raise one round or a few rounds early in its life compared to a traditional startup? What are the underlying narratives in crypto VC market and what are their relative importance in relations to being a good investment at the right time? These are some of the questions we talk about in this episode where I had the p…
 
How does a crypto fund that is $30mil in size land the hottest crypto projects, such as OpenSea, Theta and Celsius, before or at the same time as the giants like Andreessen Horowitz. In this episode, I had the pleasure to chat with Miko Matsumura, GP of gumi Cryptos Capital and a veteran Valley entrepreneur and investor, to discuss and dissect the …
 
With over $40 billions locked inside DeFi and the TV constantly increasing, the total addressable market for insurance product is huge. Yet only a few hundreds of millions is insured. What are some of the market trends, product adoption challenges and opportunities in this largely untapped market? In this episode I talked with Lucius Fang of Coinge…
 
What do Vega, Terra, 1inch and Agoric have in common? They all have Rockaway Blockchain Fund as their investor. Based in Europe while investing globally, Rockaway has built an impressive portfolio. With corporate backing and an experienced and entrepreneurial team behind it, Rockaway is making bets on projects that aim to define the crypto space of…
 
What does it take to go from zero to billions of dollars in tractions? The chart climbing L1 project Terra is seeing explosive growth in its ecosystem and product usage. Supported by real world as well as crypto users and tier-1 VCs such as Binance and Galaxy, Terra is setting its sight firmly on user adoption and value accrual for the Luna holders…
 
What happens if you combine Yearn’s vaults with 1inch’s DEX liquidity aggregation while getting risk and investment management services from Numerai? The answer - Reef Finance. Reef Finance is looking to build out an aggregation layer on top of our fast-changing and complex DeFi landscape so that anyone can utilise and enjoy the benefits that DeFi …
 
From building startups to leading growth hacking at Dfinity, Tomahawk VC leverages its network and firsthand entrepreneurial experience in supporting founders and teams. In this episode, I talked to Claude Donzé about the current state of crypto and traditional VC markets, including insights and differences between the two. SUBSCRIBE TO YOUTUBE: ht…
 
Have you ever wondered when you clicked on buy or sell button, who are the players that make your trade happen? What does institutional trading of crypto look like? What challenges does the industry face on the road to mass adoption? In the episode, I spoke with Aya Kantorovich, Head of Institutional Coverage at FalconX, to unpack and discuss these…
 
What does an institutional crypto VC do? What are its investment criteria and process? How does it add value to the companies it invests in? In this episode, I talked with Lior Messika, the Founder and Managing Partner, of Eden Block , an European blockchain focused VC firm to unpack the evolution and landscape of blockchain VC market. SUBSCRIBE TO…
 
There's something special about Bobby Clark. Originally from a small town in Scotland, Bobby arrived in Melbourne ten years ago - and swiftly immersed herself in Melbourne's vibrant creative scene. With the optimism and dogged determination of a new immigrant, Bobby worked unbelievably hard at a huge array of creative jobs (from house painter, to w…
 
In today's nascent regulated digital securities market, very few players can offer a suite of fully integrated services that spans the whole lifecycle of digital securities. Securitize, backed by Coinbase, has been pioneering and expanding its offerings in the space. Imagine if Coinbase would like to issue digital securities in the US to provide be…
 
Jenna Holmes wears many hats. Despite having been both a photographer, a PE teacher and an Uber driver in previous lives, right now, her career revolves around plants... and pasta! As the co-founder of plant styling business Plant Mama, and Pasta Mama pasta club, Jenna is a prolific, and impossibly versatile creative. Both Jenna's businesses live o…
 
Built for blockchain game developers, players and NFT creators in fashion and art - Enjin aims to tackle the broad NFT ecosystem with its enabling tools and markets. Through its Dapp wallet, game development tools, upcoming L2 solution and ecosystem partners, Enjin is building the infrastructures for the intersections of blockchain gaming and NFT a…
 
Gina Lasker is one of Melbourne's most talented independent florists, with an intuitive, layered and textural approach to floral installation. She's worked in the floral game for more than a decade, assisting a number of established florists in both Melbourne and Sydney, before opening her own floral studio, Georgie Boy, in 2015. Georgie Boy initia…
 
Centrifuge is a technology platform that connects DeFi to real world assets using blockchain technology. It enable companies to bring their assets on chain via our own PoS chain and enable businesses to create an on-chain credit fund using the dApp Tinlake. This is the first part of a multiple part series looking at the processes involved in onboar…
 
Tantri Mustika originally trained as a hairdresser, and spent a decade cutting hair, before she accidentally discovered ceramics. That was just four years ago! Like so many creative start-ups in the Instagram age, Tantri’s brand was launched with a simple website and online store. Fast forward to today, and Tantri is one of Melbourne’s most success…
 
Where do you go to create and sell your NFT artworks or insurance? What is the process for transforming traditional paintings to collectibles on blockchain? How do you program a unique unlockable feature for your NFT item? Who are the biggest selling artists in NFT space? Enter Rarible. Backed by Coinfund, Rarible has been busy building an art focu…
 
What if you no longer have to rely on your mobile provider to send data securely to any parts of the globe no matter where you are? NKN is a project solving the decentralised data transmission problem. It has survived the 2017 mania and the ensuing crypto winter. It has been working with streaming services to deliver content in a decentralised mann…
 
ShuttleOne, backed by MakerDao and CMT Digital, is solving the $1.5trillion gap in SME trade financing. By integrating with Calista, GeTS’ cross-border logistics, compliance and financial requirements interface for supply chain stakeholders, ShuttleOne has processed over $1 million trade finance solutions since its entry into the market mid 2020. I…
 
DoDo (https://dodoex.io), backed by Coinbase, Pantera and Binance, is solving Uniswap’s billion dollar problem. Uniswap has over $2billion liquidity staked to the platform. But almost all of it is suffering from impermanent loss that is far more than the trading fees generated. This inefficient use of capital is a major block to AMM’s efficiency. E…
 
Would you prefer going through 10 clicks to use a single DeFi product or clicking a single button from a mobile app that allows you to buy, sell, vote, sign and stake? Frontier is tackling the complex landscape of DeFi product fragmentation and clunkiness by allowing users to execute DeFi functions from its simple mobile app. In this episode I spok…
 
#consulfreight #tradefinance #nft #makerdao #supplychainfinance #blockchain #invoicefactoring How much value can be unlocked if there is a way to enable collateralised lending in trade finance through improving transparency and efficiency of existing processes that have oiled the wheels of global commerce for hundreds of years? Answer: trillions. C…
 
What is a layer 2 scalable smart contract platform that provides EVM compatibility to Ethereum Dapps and offers Optimistic Rollups as a scalability solution. Welcome to Plasm Network (http://plasmnet.io/) Plasm Network, backed by , is tackling vertical scalability problems on Polkadot with its EMV compatible Rollup solutions. In this episode I spok…
 
What if an application can allow you to upload important legal documents, photos and articles to a cloud storage permanently so they cannot be lost or sensored? Welcome to ArDrive. (http://ardrive.io/) ArDrive is building an access layer on the ArWeave’s (backed by Coinbase Ventures, A16z and Union Square Ventures) Permaweb to provide a decentralis…
 
What if there is a savings account that allows people to compete with each other and awards the winner? Welcome to GoodGhosting.(https://goodghosting.com/) GoodGhosting is building a decentralised saving account platform that gamifies savings. The team is working on the first release and iterating on user feedback. In this episode I spoke with Rach…
 
What do we call a fully decentralised crypto derivatives exchange such as Bitmex or Deribit? The answer is MCDEX (http://mcdex.io/) Monte Carlo Dex is building a decentralised exchange for trading derivatives. The team has bootstrapped the user base and product and is working on V3 where you can trade crypto perpetual swaps in the same way that you…
 
SUBSCRIBE TO YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3cM9Ss0 FOLLOW SPOTIFY PODCAST: https://spoti.fi/3cIPx78 JOIN PRIVATE DISCORD: https://discord.gg/DSghEC4 What if you can have a stablecoin pool that offers customisable weighting to different stablecoins that align your view on the risk profiles of different stablecoins? What if you can have a swap pool that of…
 
Have you ever thought about being able to pay for a service or a product - such as renting an in-game NFT item or paying for a membership service - not in a lump sum but instead in a constant stream of micropayments that you can cancel at any time? Like Aave’s flash loan, having a constant stream of cash flow is a new primitive in DeFi. In this epi…
 
Award winning interior designer Mim Fanning shares her journey, from solo design consultant, to Founder and Principal at Mim Design, her award-winning design studio. Mim Fanning launched her business 20 years ago, and over time, Mim Design has expanded to become one of Australia’s leading interior design studios. Recognised nationally and internati…
 
Have you ever thought about making $400, $3000, $6000 or more from playing a game? Sounds crazy? Finally and fortunately the answer is no. Welcome to 9Lives Arena, the Blockchain NFT Gaming pioneer that was here before NFT was in vogue. In this episode I spoke with Ralph Laemmche of 9Lives Arena (https://www.9livesarena.com/) - the well esteemed MM…
 
Follow A11 Crypto podcast series to receive updates on market trends and deep dives of projects. I talk with visionary founders and savvy investors to derisk opportunities and explore potential. In this episode I spoke with Hugh Karp of Nexus Mutual (https://nexusmutual.io/) - the leading DeFi insurance focused project - to look at the mechanisms t…
 
Date: Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 A11 Crypto is your guide into the cryptoland where both treasures and dangers await. Join Harvey on an adventure to upend the unfair traditional financial system and adopt the permissionless internet money protocols. Together we will discover a new world where the financial system work for everyone because everyon…
 
Date: Tuesday, September 15th 2020 A11 Crypto is your guide into the cryptoland where both treasures and dangers await. Join Harvey on an adventure to upend the unfair traditional financial system and adopt the permissionless internet money protocols. Together we will discover a new world where the financial system work for everyone because everyon…
 
In episode 42 of TDF Talks, Lucy has a conversation with interior designer, educator, serial renovator, reality TV star and Mum of two, Jenna Densten. Jenna is perhaps best known for her stint on The Block alongside her husband Josh... but, that was WAY back in 2011, and Jenna has done so much since then! These days, Jenna runs her design consultan…
 
Cassie Byrnes has got the IT factor. The young designer (and new Mum!) only finished her studies five years ago, but she's already kicked some seriously impressive career goals. In addition to running her own much-loved fashion label, Variety Hour, Cassie has worked on a number of high profile collaborations and international projects, including wi…
 
Donna Hay is a household name both here and overseas, having edited her self-titled magazine for 17 years, reaching subscribers in 82 countries around the world. Over the past 20 years, she has also authored 27 best-selling cookbooks, selling over six million copies worldwide, and has hosted TV series screened in over 17 countries. It was such a pl…
 
Clare Bowditch is an ARIA award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, storyteller, educator and mother of three. And this month, she’s added ‘author’ to that impressive list of credentials! Following on from Ashe Davenport’s insightful interview with Clare for our Family column last week, today the radiant songstress herself makes an appearance on o…
 
The magazine industry around the world, but particularly in Australia, is a notoriously hard market to succeed in. So when someone has created not one, but TWO successful publications, you know it's about more than just a bit of good fortune. Lou Bannister is one-half of the brains behind Frankie magazine, and more recently, Lunch Lady magazine, an…
 
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