Doing business overseas


Why this Aussie entrepreneur is trying her luck with China’s version of Shark Tank

12:58AM | Thursday, 17 December 2015 |  Jessica Wilson, the founder of shopping app Stashd, will fly to China at the start of the new year to begin filming the first series of The Next Unicorn.

As a tech business, should I be looking overseas for finance rather than Australia?

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.

Have you got any tips on how to deal with web developers?

5:59PM | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 |  There’s a fine art to communicating with someone whose preferred language is C++ or Ruby, rather than English.

When using an overseas supplier, what quality control processes should I use?

4:17PM | Thursday, 21 April 2011 |  For a number of important reasons, the very best way to manage quality control is to work with your suppliers.

How an overseas deal can get lost in translation

1:41PM | Friday, 6 January 2012 |  InsightfulCRM’s Marc Englaro, who sold his business to a US-based firm before buying it back again, has first-hand knowledge of how important it is to be able to decode legal jargon and trust in your own convictions. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Kondoot set for the US as it closes $3.2m funding round

1:11PM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 |  Australian-founded live video network Kondoot is about to close a $3.2 million funding round led by US investors, with plans to open a New York office as it hones in on the US market.

Pre-launch start-up supporter360 lands multimillion dollar clients

1:06PM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 |  A new Australian cloud-based platform called supporter360 has already been snapped up by organisations with a combined income of $500 million, despite still being in its pre-launch phase.

Forbes names Kaggle CEO among top techies

12:53PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 |  Kaggle co-founder and chief executive Anthony Goldbloom has been named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 top tech entrepreneurs, one month after the Australian start-up secured $US11 million in funding.

DesignCrowd acquires Brandstack, launches BrandCrowd

12:59PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 |  Online crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd has acquired Texan company Brandstack for an undisclosed sum, combining the service with its existing community to launch BrandCrowd.

Start-up report prompts calls for immigration overhaul in US

12:40PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 |  Almost half of 50 venture-backed companies in the United States were founded or co-founded by immigrants, a study shows, prompting calls for an overhaul of the country’s immigration laws.