New Liberal Senator James Paterson has often mentioned that his wife, Lydia, is an entrepreneur and part of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ideas boom — he even mentioned her in his maiden speech:

“My No.1 co-conspirator in all of this, though, has been my amazing wife, Lydia. She is, and always will be, the first and last person I turn to for advice. Over the past few months she has balanced supporting me with growing her new, agile and innovative start-up business.”

According to our colleagues at StartupSmart, business is booming, with Lydia Paterson’s Care Guidance start-up, of which she is CEO, completing a successful seed funding round:

“Melbourne-based Care Guidance was launched at the start of 2015, and provides a platform matching aged care providers with those who need care.

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The company handles all the paperwork and details, and determines the correct care for users across all available options.

The company has raised $450,000 already across two pre-seed funding rounds in the past year.

Care Guidance’s funding goal was $400,000, and after reaching that the company announced they would be accepting oversubscriptions for another two weeks.”

Walking the walk, as well as talking the talk.

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