Margaret Jackson has an impressive list of firsts to her name. The first woman to become chairman of a top-50 publicly listed company in Australia. The first female director of BHP Billiton in 108 years of history. The first woman in a light blue pantsuit to quietly challenge the skirt only dress code for women at professional services in the 1970s.
South Australian company Micro-X is ready to disrupt the x-ray market. The company is introducing light-weight, portable x-ray machines that will weigh 80kg, just a fraction of the giant machines traditionally used in hospitals across the globe.
Peter Rowland, Managing Director, excitedly told Alan the details of this venture, how the machines are produced – using carbon nanotubes and the impact he foresees these Number 5 or Wall-E look-alikes having on the market.
Alan Kohler: Well, Steve, I suppose the first question is: do you think it’s a good idea for somebody who’s got a million or so dollars in the super fund to, to invest part of that, perhaps even just ten percent, a hundred thousand dollars, into a startup. Obviously the problem is liquidity, but do … Continue reading “Steve Baxter”
Alan Kohler: So, David, you’ve got nine investments. How did you go about choosing them? David Kirk: Well, very carefully. We see a lot of investments. A lot of people come to us looking for investment into their company. Very often, they’re too early, so we’re able to rule them out quite quickly. We only … Continue reading “David Kirk”
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