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Ep029 – Simon Cant (Co-founder & MD – Reinventure Group) on the relationship between startups and corporates

In episode 29 of The Startup Playbook Podcast, we sat down with Simon Cant, the Co-founder and Managing Director of Reinventure Group, Westpac Bank’s VC fund which has $100M under management (2nd fund of $50M).

Along with his role at Reinventure, Simon is also the President of Fintech Australia, Australia’s national Fintech industry association.

Prior to these roles, Simon was an innovation specialist where he advised clients such as NAB, Tennis Australia, Suncorp and Fairfax.

In the episode Simon shares his thoughts on the relationship between startups and corporates,  sustaining vs disruptive innovation and why investors value referrals.

Show notes:
Reinventure
The Innovators Dilemma – Clayton Christensen
Stone & Chalk
Fintech Australia
Simon Cant (Twitter)
Discovery Driven Growth – Rita McGrath

Credits:
Intro music credit to Bensound

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