The Shark is on The Brew!

American Express in partnership with Eagle Waves Radio is proud to bring you an extra hot episode of The Brew, featuring Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter.


Episode #023 - The Brew - Guest Steve Baxter from Shark Tank

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The tech start-up investor is a proud Queenslander, born in the remote town of Cloncurry and raised in Emerald in the State’s central highlands. He left school at 15 and joined the Army, enlisting in its apprenticeship program. There, he became a technician working in the field of electronics, telecoms and guided weapon systems.

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In 1994, at the age of 23, Steve put his life savings of $11,000 on the line to launch his first start-up SE Net which was eventually acquired by Ozemail/UUNet under the stewardship of its founding Director and now Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

In 2001, Steve teamed up with a schoolmate to launch his second start-up, PIPE Networks, a provider of wholesale telecoms infrastructure that was listed on the ASX in 2005. Eight years later they sold it to the TPG Group for $373 million.

Steve spent a year working with Google in California in 2008, leading a project to deliver high-speed telecommunications systems across North America.

These days Steve holds a highly acclaimed seat on Channel 10’s start-up investment show, Shark Tank Australia, as he continues to scour the globe for major early-stage investment opportunities.

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Angela Vithoulkas

Eagle Waves Radio is the creation of Angela, she is a multi-award-winning business owner and a passionate small business advocate. Angela gave Eagle Waves its wings to ensure the voice of small business never flies under the radar. She has produced over 2000 hours.

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