Alex McCauley is the CEO of StartupAUS, Australia's national startup advocacy group. He has previously worked as a lawyer, and as a diplomat for Australia’s foreign service. StartupAUS is a non-profit NGO focused on developing startup-friendly policies to help Australia become one of the best places in the world to build a tech startup. It is independently funded by corporate partnerships. StartupAUS produces a comprehensive annual report on the state of play of the Australian startup ecosystem, the Crossroads Report (www.startupaus.org/crossroads) as well as sector-focused research and policy recommendations (e.g. www.startupaus.org/agtech).