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YBF Ventures announces launch of People Building Businesses

PRESS RELEASE — June 17, 2019

Melbourne VIC, Australia—Melbourne’s flagship startup hub for tech and innovation has launched its own podcast. Named People Building Businesses, the dual-platform podcast focuses on how companies grow. It joins YBF Ventures’ content stable which includes a traditional social media spread, three direct-mail news products, a digital news platform and a dedicated YouTube channel.

People Building Businesses deep dives into the creation of a business from the first days, weeks, and months, to figuring out the market, recruiting the right people, refining strategy, securing investment, scaling and beyond.

People Building Businesses finds out exactly how it’s done from the people who are doing it.

Produced by YBF Ventures’ Content Creator, Joe Harrington, and hosted by YBF Ventures’ Chief of Staff, Jason Lim, a new episode will be released fortnightly on all podcast platforms (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts) as well as a video version on YouTube.

YBF Ventures is working with Omny Studio, an enterprise podcasting startup based out of YBF’s headquarters in Melbourne’s CBD. Omny Studio has quickly risen through the ranks and works with some of the biggest companies in the world including Mashable, Amazon, Fairfax Media, Macquarie Media, Monocle and Mediacorp.

On working with YBF Ventures, Omny Studio’s CEO, Sharon Taylor said: “Omny Studio have been a YBF member for a number of years and I have great respect for their commitment to the tech startup space in Australia. Working with the YBF team on this new project is a fantastic addition to the Omny Studio platform.”

The launch of People Building Businesses will welcome upcoming guests:

Ben Pfisterer, Head of APAC and Australia Country Manager, Square Dominic Pym, Co-founder, Up Ally Watson, CEO & Co-founder, Code Like A Girl James Leathem, CEO & Founder, Vendor Panel Jordyn Evans, Founder & Managing Director, Mingle Farley Blackman, CEO, YBF Ventures Valeria Ignatieva, Co-CEO & Founder, Work180

Joe Harrington, Producer of People Building Businesses said: “We’ve put an awful lot of work into creating insightful and relevant content for the YBF community over the past 18 months and a multi- platform podcast is the next step.

“The calibre of guests is of the highest quality and the conversations are incredibly authentic. We cannot wait to share these stories.”

Jason Lim, who is hosting the show said: “I’ve been with YBF Ventures for seven of its eight years and we’ve always had our finger on the pulse when it comes to entrepreneurs, startups, scaleups and the notable internationals making waves in Australia.

“The People Building Businesses podcast gives us the unique ability to share our insights into the dynamic tech and business landscape that orbits YBF, and to share the stories of the people who are building the businesses of tomorrow.”

Listen to People Building Businesses here from 17 June 2019:

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People Building Businesses
By YBF Ventures


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