In Episode 108 of the No Limitations podcast The Forces of Nature, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Michael Batko, Chief Executive Officer of Startmate.

In today’s discussion, Michael welcomes us to the epicentre for startup ambition across Australia and New Zealand, where they work closely with founders, mentors, angel investors and venture funds. He shares with us the common denominator in the successful startups they’ve supported and the overwhelming power of the community pervading through this unique ecosystem. He also touches on the challenges facing founders and why it takes a force of nature to change the game.

Startmate have invested in over 190 startups with a collective portfolio value of $2bn. Prior to his current role, Michael was Head of Operations of Startmate and before that was involved in a number of startups, such as Expert360 and Mad Paws.

Please note: this episode was recorded on 1 February 2023.

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