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Investment tips from the investor who backed Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat

10:00PM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Emerging tech companies may be high risk but when they take off, every nervous moment was worth it.

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Get ready for the “unstoppable wave” of crowdsourced equity: Israeli start-up investment expert

10:00AM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Crowdsourced equity is reaching a tipping point and “start-ups are on the verge of an unstoppable wave”, says investment expert Jon Medved.

 | Planning  | Financing a business

Joe Hockey set to repeal small business tax concessions

10:01PM | Friday, 25 October 2013 | Dan Moss

A suite of business tax measures is to be repealed, but the Coalition government’s move is headed for a hostile Senate and Treasurer Joe Hockey needs ALP support to get his measures passed before July 2014.

 | Tax  | Sole trader

Tiger Pistol raises $1 million in funding for expansion and promotion

10:10PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Gavin Lower

Australian start-up Tiger Pistol, a social media marketing platform for small and medium businesses, has raised $1 million from Australian venture capital fund Rampersand and existing investors.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Australian venture capital growing and set for a shake up as the start-up sector matures

10:26PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Rose Powell

A strong and growing start-up sector and the international rise of crowd-sourced equity are set to shake up the Australian venture capital ecosystem for the better in coming years.

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The rise of commercial models over not-for-profit models to achieve social good

10:21PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Entrepreneurs are increasingly opting to build social services upon commercial models rather than charity or not-for-profit models in a bid to create sustainable organisations with greater possibility of impact.

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Using a small crowdfunding campaign to get major exposure

10:21PM | Thursday, 24 October 2013 | Rose Powell

After taking out top honours at a host of start-up pitching competitions this year, panic button and support system start-up Ollo Mobile has this week launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 in seed capital.

 | Financing a business  | Technology

Not a tech start-up? Why tech still matters and how to track your cashflow

10:27PM | Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Whether or not you identify as a tech start-up founder, if you’re launching a business today, you need to be tech savvy, says Simon Raik-Allen.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Cashflow

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg makes first known investment in a start-up

10:06PM | Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | Myriam Robin

Billionaire Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has made his first known investment in a start-up.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology  | Websites

Tank Stream Ventures raising $20 million fund to invest in over 30 start-ups

10:08PM | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Sydney-based investment fund Tank Stream Ventures is halfway through raising a $20 million fund and has already invested in three start-ups.

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Capital-raising tips from an investment lawyer

10:00AM | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Knowing the key terms, who your competitors are and having solid customer acquisition and intellectual property plans are key to ensuring your investment round is as successful and stress-free as possible.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

What are the pros and cons of leasing equipment?

10:00AM | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | Paul Clements

There are a number of issues to consider before deciding on a finance arrangement for your equipment.

 | Cashflow  | Sole trader

Australian start-up in the running to win $US250,000

10:02PM | Monday, 21 October 2013 | Rose Powell

A Melbourne-based start-up has been announced as a finalist in the HELM 2.0 competition, which provides $US250,000 capital to encourage tech start-ups to set up in lower Manhattan.

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Telstra-sponsored national start-up accelerator launches in Sydney

10:02PM | Monday, 21 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Telstra has launched a new start-up accelerator called muru-D based in Paddington, Sydney.

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Tips for women entrepreneurs pitching for investment from a VC

10:00AM | Monday, 21 October 2013 | Gavin Lower

Women entrepreneurs tend to undersell themselves and the potential of their businesses when pitching for investment funding, says Anne-Marie Birkill, general partner at venture capital firm OneVentures.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Optus-Innov8 Seed now open for investment all year round

10:04PM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | Gavin Lower

Australian tech start-up investor Optus-Innov8 Seed has changed the way it offers support and will now take applications from entrepreneurs year round, instead of only twice a year.

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Investment is all about focus, proof and people: Insights from the Next program

10:00AM | Wednesday, 16 October 2013 | Rose Powell

This week’s session of the Next start-up development program was focused on investment, with Adventure Capital co-founder and partner Darcy Naunton presenting to 27 start-ups about investment strategies and business development.

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Freelancer’s IPO is no exit for Matt Barrie

10:28PM | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 | Myriam Robin

Freelancer.com has ambitious expansion plans. Its CEO says the company, an online marketplace and auction house for freelance jobs, will be the ‘eBay of jobs’.

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AAMI boosts stallholder public liability insurance scheme

10:32AM | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 | Rose Powell

With the season of festivals and markets sweeping the country, many small business owners are exploring their options when it comes to public liability insurance, a requirement for most stall owners.

 | Financing a business  | Insurance  | Sole trader

Entrepreneur launches website solution after co-founder drops out mid-funding round

10:59PM | Monday, 14 October 2013 | Rose Powell

After her co-founder pulled out of her start-up in the middle of seed funding negotiations, Therese Lim had to act fast to secure a new tech co-founder she and her soon-to-be investors could count on.

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