Metarand Unplugged: TechnologyOne’s Adrian Di Marco On The Lack Of Australian Government Focus on Technology

Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia TechnologyOne is a leading enterprise software solutions provider with a fully integrated “Connected Intelligence” suite of products that places it well ahead of its competitors.

In this session of Metarand Unplugged we talk with Adrian Di Marco, the Founder and Executive Chairman of this ASX-listed company.

Adrian has played a major role in building and supporting the Australian information and communications industry, both through his roles on industry bodies and as an investor in early stage ventures. He talks candidly about the Australian government’s paucity of support for this all important industry.

He sits at the helm of one of Australia’s most successful software companies and is clearly passionate about the space and about creating the right kind of framework and ecosystem in the country that will enable it to achieve benefits for years to come.

His thoughts are not only very pertinent to Australia, but also to any other country and group of entrepreneurs faced with a similar situation.

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Metarand Unplugged: Graspr’s Teresa Phillips Talks About Their Venture Funding

Based in Sunnyvale, California, instructional video company Graspr has raised a $2.5M round of funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and a number of angel investors.

In this edition of Metarand Unplugged Teresa Phillips, Graspr’s CEO talks about the space and the steps she went through to get this capital infusion, which will be used to build out their syndication platform.

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Metarand Unplugged: Bad Customer Service Gets Closure

How many times have you borne the brunt of shocking customer service only to find that you either have no forum for venting or seeking recourse.

South African independent complaints management service getclosure! provides a forum for complaints and tracks and manages them on behalf of both the consumer and the brand.

In this session of Metarand Unplugged we talk with one of the getclosure! team, Richard Wright.

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Metarand Unplugged: Seesmic’s Loic Le Meur On Platforms, Hollywood, Twhirl And Opening Up

Seesmic has quietly moved out of invite-only status as the video conversation startup has busied itself integrating its recent acquisition Twhirl into its platform play.

In this session of Metarand Unplugged we also explore the social media landscape with Loic Le Meur, Seesmic’s founder, and talk about open APIs, Hollywood and whether the G-spot exists.

Loic is pictured here on the right with Michael Arrington and Robert Scoble.

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Metarand Unplugged: NileGuide’s Josh Steinitz on Interactive Travel 2.0

Metarand unplugs with Josh Steinitz, CEO of San Francisco-based NileGuide.

Josh talks about their vision of being the world’s first truly interactive travel guidebook. A vision which involves collating a lot of moving parts and simplifying the complex workflow which travellers face when planning, booking and mobilizing their trips.

It’s a great show and well worth the time to hear his thoughts on both moving away from the human integrator approach to travel organization as well as how NileGuide fits into the social media puzzle.

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Metarand Unplugged: Martin Hosking, Chairman of RedBubble, Talks About Growing a Global Business

In this session of Metarand Unplugged we talk with Martin Hosking, the Executive Chairman of RedBubble.

This rapidly growing online market place for artists and art lovers was recently featured as one of the Metarand 2008 Top 3 Australian Social Media Startups.

Martin gives us the scoop on RedBubble’s latest capital raising and talks about how the RedBubble team has built a global presence from Melbourne, Australia.

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Metarand Unplugged: Matthew Colebourne, CEO of coComment On Markets As Conversations

In this session of Metarand Unplugged, we talk with the CEO of Geneva based coComment, Matthew Colebourne.

As an aggregator of millions of comments across the web, Matt has a good understanding of how brands are beginning to grok that markets are conversations and that there is a huge opportunity to build deeper brand engagement through conversations.

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Paul Graham on Y Combinator

Following on from our Metarand Unplugged session with recent Y Combinator graduate, Omnisio, here is an interview of YC’s founder, Paul Graham.

The comment I love the most: in asking for a median 6% equity from participants in the YC program, founders should grok that this effectively means Paul and the team have given quid pro quo by achieving a 6.4% improvement in a participant venture.

I’d imagine that this point is reached by the end of the first day of the program!

Metarand Unplugged: Ryan Junee, CEO of Y Combinator Graduate, Omnisio

In this session of Metarand Unplugged we explore the Y Combinator experience with Ryan Junee, CEO of recent graduate, Omnisio.

Based in Palo Alto and set up by Ryan and co-founders, Julian Frumar and Simon Ratner, Omisio provides users with the ability to annotate, add slides and share videos.

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Metarand Unplugged: Chris Saad Evangelizes DataPortability

Chris Saad, the CEO of Faraday Media and a Co-Founder of the DataPortability Group, talks about the Group’s journey over the past few months…from logo wars through to an impressive impact on the technology majors like Google and Microsoft.

We also asked him about the amount of time he is spending on DataPortability versus his other projects and he gives a hint of some interesting Faraday developments.

Lastly we discussed how the mobile landscape interfaces with DataPortability’s roadmap.

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