YOUR SAY: How to craft the pitches that are music to journalists' ears

10:13PM | Wednesday, 14 October 2015 |  With journalists receiving hundreds of emails a day. there's a good chance your carefully crafted pitch will be ignored.

“If you do something really great VCs will swarm you”: AirTree Ventures’ Paul Bennetts

10:23PM | Monday, 12 October 2015 |  Geography and warm introductions don’t make a difference to AirTree Ventures investment director Paul Bennetts.

Storey teller: How to prepare a winning elevator pitch

9:48PM | Friday, 11 September 2015 |  Great salesmanship can land not only your first customer but also your first investor.

The power of persuasion

9:14PM | Wednesday, 9 September 2015 |  Being able to sell a story is more than just being good with words.

How to write a winning Y Combinator application: tips from Aussie startups that have done it before

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.

Israeli pitch night delivers lessons for the local scene

9:19PM | Thursday, 3 September 2015 |  In an Australian first, ten Israeli startups have pitched to a room of invite-only Australian investors more than 12,000km away and provided some useful lessons for local entrepreneurs.

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

8:09PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 |  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.

Pitch night gives chance to listen in on judges

8:44PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 |  Startup Victoria is adding a layer of transparency to its latest pitch night with judges airing their thoughts then and there, live on stage.

Aussie startups can be the world’s best and it’s time for investors to believe it

8:26PM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 |  It’s hard growing a tech startup industry in this country; even harder when the people hoping to profit from it don’t believe we might be capable of competing with the best of Silicon Valley.

Six tips on how to sell your startup to investors

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.