9:48PM | Monday, 7 September 2015 | Applications have just opened for Y Combinator’s winter batch, one of the most prestigious startup programs in the world.
9:15PM | Wednesday, 2 September 2015 | A new study has revealed that investors are looking for an impressive and reliable founding team above all else in an early-stage startup.
7:06PM | Friday, 31 July 2015 | 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.
6:05PM | Wednesday, 17 June 2015 | If you’re an online entrepreneur with a startup idea, you’ll want to know how to find, work with and get the most out of investors.
6:59PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | I’m glad startup tech companies are getting some more attention but it’s a bit too ‘popular’ and we’ve lost a focus on what’s important. It’s not about the investors, accelerators, governments, mentors, universities, incubators, co-working spaces, service providers, industry groups or corporates. It’s about the founders.
3:00AM | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 | The keys to any elevator speech are immediacy of the business opportunity, clarity of what makes it a profitable venture and passion.
12:24PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 | Use your youthful passion and drive as an advantage, and reassure potential investors with your willingness to seek counsel from good people around you.
2:00AM | Monday, 25 February 2013 | As with any major recruitment decision, you must perform due diligence on your potential investor.
12:00AM | Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Essentially, you have to be a passionate and committed advocate of the business opportunity you are pitching.
2:02PM | Tuesday, 1 February 2011 | While it might feel like Australia suffers from a “conservative” investing culture, the true situation is a little more complex.