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"Prenup" guidelines show how to stay on the right side of the angels

8:33PM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian entrepreneurs are struggling to communicate properly with angel investors, leading them to be unable to extract the most value from these relationships, investors say.

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New angel investor guidelines mean startups won’t have to wing it

8:08PM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

New voluntary guidelines aiming to create a “new dynamic in the relationship” between angel investors and Australian startups have been announced.

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Stock market turmoil ‘an opportunity’ for startups

8:17AM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian investors say this week’s global stock market volatility can be seen as an opportunity for local startups as attention turns away from commodities.

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Simply Wall St’s Nick van den Berg stirs up investor interest

8:24PM | Monday, 24 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

The secret to successfully closing an investment round is coffee, according to Simply Wall St co-founder Nick van den Berg.

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“Thick skin and perseverance”: Swift’s Joel Macdonald on hustle and grind in the Big Apple

8:46PM | Friday, 21 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

It can be tough for an Aussie that’s relocated to the US to deal with the often self-serving nature of some in the US tech scene...

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The three bits of feedback that shook my faith in Aussie investors

8:09PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Allen Liao

I’ve been lucky in my time as a 21-year-old entrepreneur in Sydney in that I’ve mostly been shielded from the more negative Australian investor sentiment.

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Lunar eclipse: Moonshots almost impossible to fund in Australia

8:33PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

A small venture capital pool, along with a small market size, means Australian investors are generally risk-averse when it comes to the most ambitious startup ideas.

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Term limits: Don’t call it “crowd-sourced equity funding”

8:31PM | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Chris Gilbert

The Australian government has recently released a consultation paper seeking feedback on their proposed framework for “crowd-sourced equity funding”.

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GST roadblock deterring Uber drivers

8:18AM | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

The uncertainty and ongoing legal cloud surrounding GST is leading “masses” of Australian Uber drivers to quit the service, a former driver says.

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Founding Stone a good support for real estate crowdfunder

8:52PM | Thursday, 6 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian real estate equity crowdfunding platform Estate Baron has closed a $400,000 seed funding round led by AngelCube founder Adrian Stone.

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AngelCube takes six startups under its wing

8:41PM | Wednesday, 5 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Melbourne-based accelerator AngelCube has announced the six startups that are currently taking part in its program.

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StreetHawk brought into 500 Startups nest

8:15PM | Monday, 3 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian mobile app engagement platform StreetHawk has been accepted into American seed fund and accelerator 500 Startups.

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Six tips on how to sell your startup to investors

7:06PM | Friday, 31 July 2015 | Mark McDonald

A poor team with great selling skills and confidence is equally, if not more likely, to raise money than a great team with poor selling skills.

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Innovation Bay finally makes it to Melbourne

7:20PM | Friday, 24 July 2015 | Kye White

The series of networking events, which helps introduce startups to investors, is launching in Melbourne at long last.

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Angel investor Renata Cooper’s Forming Circles Global fund on the lookout for female-led startups

7:16PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Angel investor Renata Cooper has launched a new investment fund focusing on investing in and mentoring female-led tech startups.

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KPMG looking for startup disrupters in the energy and natural resources sector

7:48PM | Tuesday, 21 July 2015 | Kye White

As the rate at which large companies are replaced increases, firms like KPMG are increasingly looking for ways to engage with their disruptors.

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Off-the-plan property marketplace Investorist raises $2.5 million ahead of overseas expansion

7:38PM | Tuesday, 21 July 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne-based off-the-plan property marketplace Investorist has raised $2.5 million at a $20 million valuation to accelerate growth.

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Unicorns get rejected too: Brian Chesky reveals emails from investors who passed on Airbnb at a $1.5 million valuation

7:53PM | Monday, 13 July 2015 | Kye White

The next time you get a rejection email from an investor, Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky wants you to think about this.

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Startups should now start thinking about drawing up employee share schemes

6:21PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 | Kye White

Startups should now start framing a philosophy around how they want to reward their employees when building employee share schemes

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Investor options falling short for Aussie startups looking for mid-level investment

6:49PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 | Kye White

Plenty of great Australian startups are desperate for $2-10 million in funding, but they’re underserved by investors, Starfish Ventures investment principal John Dyson says.

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