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From Zero with Adam Schwab

Luxury Escapes co-founder and financial journalist Adam Schwab speaks with business founders to get the real stories behind their successes and setbacks.


Season 1


David Shafer - Kogan

David Shafer is co-founder, COO and CFO of Kogan.com, Australia’s largest home-grown ecommerce business. Kogan.com grew from nothing, to be worth more than a billion dollars in little more than a decade with more than three million Australians purchasing something from Kogan in the last year. Hear how David Shafer and school friend, Ruslan Kogan, survived a near death experience and made a bunch of bold bets to create Australia’s largest on-line retailer. And why David and Ruslan prefer to focus on the business fundamentals than the company’s rampaging share price.

David Shafer - Kogan

David Shafer is co-founder, COO and CFO of Kogan.com, Australia’s largest home-grown ecommerce business. Kogan.com grew from nothing, to be worth more than a billion dollars in little more than a decade with more than three million Australians purchasing something from Kogan in the last year. Hear how David Shafer and school friend, Ruslan Kogan, survived a near death experience and made a bunch of bold bets to create Australia’s largest on-line retailer. And why David and Ruslan prefer to focus on the business fundamentals than the company’s rampaging share price.

46:44

EP05 - S1

14 Jun 21

Jane Martino – Smiling Mind, Shout and Undertow Media

Jane Martino is one Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors. It’s hard enough to create one successful start-up. Jane Martino has created three. Jane joins host Adam Schwab to talk about how she started her first business before she was 25, how she co-founded Smiling Mind before turning it into Australia’s number one wellness app and how she built and sold Shout to one of Australia’s largest banks. Hear her inspirational journey to becoming one of Australia’s favourite founders and angel investors.

Jane Martino – Smiling Mind, Shout and Undertow Media

Jane Martino is one Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors. It’s hard enough to create one successful start-up. Jane Martino has created three. Jane joins host Adam Schwab to talk about how she started her first business before she was 25, how she co-founded Smiling Mind before turning it into Australia’s number one wellness app and how she built and sold Shout to one of Australia’s largest banks. Hear her inspirational journey to becoming one of Australia’s favourite founders and angel investors.

46:24

EP04 - S1

7 Jun 21

Adir Shiffman – Catapult Sports

Adir Shiffman: Master of all Trades.  A born entrepreneur, Adir has been launching incredible businesses since he was a kid. He also found time to study medicine, work as an ER doctor, found and sell successful businesses including Global Reviews and Help Me Choose and join a fledgling sports data business and help turn it into the ASX-listed global giant: Catapult Sports.   Adir tells Adam Schwab how he went from saving lives to becoming one of the world’s top people in sport business, almost losing everything during the Global Financial Crisis and bouncing back from the brink.

Adir Shiffman – Catapult Sports

Adir Shiffman: Master of all Trades.  A born entrepreneur, Adir has been launching incredible businesses since he was a kid. He also found time to study medicine, work as an ER doctor, found and sell successful businesses including Global Reviews and Help Me Choose and join a fledgling sports data business and help turn it into the ASX-listed global giant: Catapult Sports.   Adir tells Adam Schwab how he went from saving lives to becoming one of the world’s top people in sport business, almost losing everything during the Global Financial Crisis and bouncing back from the brink.

42:50

EP03 - S1

31 May 21

Ido Leffler - Yes To Carrots, Yoobi & Beach House Group

Ido Leffler is probably one of the most successful Australian entrepreneurs you’ve never heard of (yet). In 2006, Ido co-founded the organic beauty brand Yes To Carrots and then in 2014, co-founded the huge school and office supply business, Yoobi which donates an item for every item purchase. Not long after, Ido co-founded Beach House Group which collaborates with huge stars like Mille Bobbie Brown, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kendell Jenner and Shay Mitchell. Ido is also one of Australia’s most successful angels, investing in five ‘unicorns’. Ido joins host Adam Schwab to share how his parents influenced his business ambitions, his near business death experiences and giving back.

Ido Leffler - Yes To Carrots, Yoobi & Beach House Group

Ido Leffler is probably one of the most successful Australian entrepreneurs you’ve never heard of (yet). In 2006, Ido co-founded the organic beauty brand Yes To Carrots and then in 2014, co-founded the huge school and office supply business, Yoobi which donates an item for every item purchase. Not long after, Ido co-founded Beach House Group which collaborates with huge stars like Mille Bobbie Brown, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kendell Jenner and Shay Mitchell. Ido is also one of Australia’s most successful angels, investing in five ‘unicorns’. Ido joins host Adam Schwab to share how his parents influenced his business ambitions, his near business death experiences and giving back.

39:35

EP02 - S1

24 May 21

From Zero with Adam Schwab - Trailer

Luxury Escapes co-founder and financial journalist Adam Schwab speaks with business founders to get the real stories behind their successes and setbacks.

From Zero with Adam Schwab - Trailer

Luxury Escapes co-founder and financial journalist Adam Schwab speaks with business founders to get the real stories behind their successes and setbacks.

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