What are the key elements of a shareholder agreement?

9:59PM | Monday, 12 September 2011 |  There are two key elements which should be covered in a shareholder agreement – money, and the exit strategy.

Vodafone launches start-up incubator

9:54PM | Monday, 12 September 2011 |  Vodafone has become the latest, and arguably largest, company to launch a start-up accelerator, opening its doors to 24 early-stage ventures in Silicon Valley.

Don’t spend it before you get it

9:19PM | Friday, 9 September 2011 |  It's important you don’t spend raised capital until it’s in the bank and you can actually access it. BY MICHAEL GILES.

How can I convince an investor that I’ve got a long-term proposition?

9:00PM | Friday, 9 September 2011 |  I would recommend that you focus your initial efforts answering two key questions: How unique is the product and what is the route to market?

TechCrunch founder to launch $20m start-up fund

9:28PM | Friday, 2 September 2011 |  Michael Arrington, founder of the influential TechCrunch blog, is in the process of raising a $20 million fund to back early-stage start-ups.

Sydney Angels investors plough $600,000 into two start-ups

8:42PM | Tuesday, 30 August 2011 |  Sydney Angels has facilitated an investment of $600,000 in two tech start-ups, Tapit Media and Bubble Gum Interactive, its first outlay since raising $10 million in March.

Lessons from my first year in business

8:04PM | Tuesday, 30 August 2011 |  To help mark StartupSmart’s first birthday on Thursday, four of Australia’s leading business builders spoke to us about their own first year experiences.

12 ways to make your web start-up investable

8:22PM | Thursday, 18 August 2011 |  2012 is shaping up to be the best year yet for Australian tech start-ups, but it stills remains devilishly hard to lure funding from investors. Here are 12 essential steps for impressing tech-minded investors.

I’m keen to move my business away from its niche area, but my investor is against the idea. Now what?

8:03PM | Thursday, 18 August 2011 |  You need to make your case compelling. Do your research, sketch a plan and do the numbers.

Commercialising Australia

8:30PM | Tuesday, 16 August 2011 |  StartupSmart spoke to Commercialisation Australia CEO Doron Ben-Meir about the challenges faced by start-ups attempting to get government funding, as well as get his tips on how to land a grant.