EP 20: From Working In A Bar To CEO of Starmate, In Conversation With Michael Batko

WayForward.tv - By Anuj Singh-Sahni

Today we’re in conversation with Michael Batko, the CEO of Startmate.

After years in finance and consulting in his early days, Michael moved to Australia to work in a bar - and ended up at early-stage startup Mad Paws. We have the pleasure to hear Michael’s career journey in the startup space and the things he’s learnt along the way. If you’re interested in hearing his advice to founders and VCs alike–from the worst way to pivot to how to find a niche as a VC–this episode is for you.

Is it too late?

I personally can’t relate to this first-hand

But I’ve worked with multiple first-time entrepreneurs above the age of 40.

And it wasn’t too late for them.

A couple of weeks ago I had a chat with Michael Batko (CEO of Starmate), we dove into a range of topics around scaling a tech-startup and also a VC’s responsibility to make their investment a success.

A refreshing conversation with a load of food for thought.

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