Transparent VC by Tribe Global Ventures

Transparent VC by Tribe Global Ventures

The Transparent VC podcast, brought to you by Tribe Global Ventures, the VC helping B2B Tech companies scale into the UK and US. This podcast seeks to give insights into venture investing for both founders and investors, and have a bit of fun along the way.


September 13, 2023 59 mins

In this episode we deep dive into choosing the right investors, following reporting by Bronwen Clune and John McDuling from Capital Brief, about Dovetail turning down investment from Andreessen Horowitz when they raised $89million in the heady days of the Covid boom. 

This got us talking about how founders need to choose the right investors,...

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Today we chat with the cofounding team of APLYiD, Claudia Smith and Russell Smith. 

APLYiD is a portfolio company of Tribe, and provides world class KYC and AML solutions.

Claudia and Russell talk about their path to creating APLYiD which wasn’t their first entrepreneurial venture together – a repeating pattern we see in many successful co-founder relationships.


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September 7, 2023 81 mins

This episode is a deep dive on the challenges Qantas has been facing. While Qantas is unlike any company we invest in, we believe there are many lessons for our founders and investors to take away. In this episode we discuss: 

  • The challenges all companies face in trying to balance the short term vs the long term, and some examples of this conflict to navigate. 
  • How incentives drive behaviors, and some ideas for founders and in...
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Today’s deep dive segment looks at the issue around functional vs dysfunctional boards, and discusses an article we’ve released with some ideas and processes to help solve issues such as:

  • Poor communication between the board and management
  • Lack of respect
  • Destructive conflict
  • Self-interested behaviours

We know fish rot from the head, so a well-functioning board is very important to the overall health of a company. https:/...

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This week’s Founder Focus guest is Susannah George, Founder of Urban List. Urban List is a compass for those who live like it matters, and provides trusted recommendations in areas such as food and drink, entertainment, style, health and even pets.

Their trusted tips power billions in annual spend— serving 30,000 recommendations across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore every hour. Urban List was named Australian Media Brand of T...

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Welcome to episode 4 of Tribe Talkin', by Tribe Global Ventures, the B2B VC.

We discuss the next episode in the series 'Founder', which showcases Fred Schebesta, the founder of comparison website, Finder, which sees 10million visits globally each month.

We discuss the painful journey some founders often go through on their path of self-discovery, and the consequences of this journey for themselves and those around them. Within this...

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Today’s Founder Focus guest is Luke Anear of Safety Culture

You know you’ve built an outlier business when investors are constantly knocking on your door to invest, including an offer of $500 Million at a $5 Billion valuation. But you’re probably also an outlier founder by knocking back that offer, and 99% of other offers too.

This is very much a story behind the story type episode where Luke shares how ...

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Welcome to Tribe Talkin' Episode 3. 

This week we talk about Safety Culture raising $34 Million at a $2.7 Billion valuation, $600 Million higher than their last raise. This bucks the trend we’ve seen in valuations and we discuss some interesting aspects of the Safety Culture story. And spoiler alert! We have the Founder, Luke Anear on next week’s Founder Focus episode and we’re looking forward to a deep dive.

We see Safety Culture'...

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Our Founder Focus guest is Adrian Di Marco, founder of Technology One.

We are excited to release this weeks Founder Focus episode with founder of Technology One, Adrian Di Marco. Technology One is listed on the ASX [ASX:TNE] with a market capitalisation of about $5Billion, which is a staggering number when you hear the story Adrian shares about almost selling Tech one for $20million in the late 90’s,...

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Welcome to Tribe Talkin’ Episode two, by Tribe Global Ventures, the B2B VC.

In today’s episode we talk about Blackbird selling 3% of their stake in Canva, and what that means for the ecosystem in general. As part of this we talk about how important it is to have an interconnected ecosystem of founders and investors to help companies navigate big challenges.  

In this, we discuss how important the recycling of capital is to the ecos...

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Welcome to episode one of Tribe Talkin', a format where the Tribe team discusses issues hitting news rooms, as well as sharing a core concept relevant to venture capital and high growth businesses. 

In this episode we discuss "The Founder", a documentary brought to life by Luke Anear from SafetyCulture, documenting Luke's behind the scene journey alongside other founders like Canva’s Melanie Perkins,  Brighte’s Katherine McConnell ...

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Based in Queensland Australia, Cake Equity supports entrepreneurs all over the world in using their  equity to attract and retain the best people, and make the capital raising and cap table management process, well, a piece of Cake!

Full disclosure- Tribe Global Ventures has an investment in Cake, and is excited to be on the journey with Kim, Jason and their team. You'll see from this episode just how pa...

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July 13, 2023 47 mins

For our very first podcast, we are genuinely humbled to have been joined by Vu Tran, one of the co-founders of Australian unicorn Go1. For those who don’t know the Go1 story – Go1 is ‘the Spotify for learning content creators’. Started in (and still headquartered in) suburban Brisbane, Go1 now has a global presence, and still helmed by four friends who as a co-founding team have been together for over 16 years – quite a rarity in t...

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