StartGiving podcast

Hosted by Daniel Petre and Antonia Ruffell, the StartGiving podcast is for Australian tech founders looking to start or scale their giving journey. 

Episodes are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Cliff Obrecht

Cliff Obrecht on How to Give Thoughtfully

Join host Daniel Petre and Canva’s co-founder and COO Cliff Obrecht as they discuss a practical way to start giving early and how keeping billions of dollars was never an option for him and his wife Mel (Canva’s co-founder and CEO).

Peter Singer

Peter Singer on the Ethics of Giving

Moral philosopher and bioethicist Peter Singer chats with host Daniel Petre about what it means to live an ethical life, the emergence of a new norm of generosity and the pleasure of giving, especially when it’s done effectively.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates on Tech Founders and Philanthropy

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and co-founder of Microsoft, chats with Daniel Petre, StartGiving founder and chair, in this episode of the StartGiving podcast.

In a lively conversation, Bill discusses the fulfilment he’s experienced from philanthropy, the benefits of giving now versus later, and how much of their wealth Australian tech founders should consider giving away.

StartGiving podcast with Daniel Petre and Antonia Ruffell

Helping Tech Founders to Give Now

In this episode of the StartGiving podcast, Daniel Petre, StartGiving founder and chair, and CEO Antonia Ruffell share the StartGiving origin story, discuss why tech founders are wired to be philanthropic and explain how giving now creates impact that compounds.

You’ll also learn about StartGiving’s expert (and free) offering to help tech founders establish their own personal charitable foundations.