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Raising Capital: The Legal Basics

- August 28, 2013 3 MIN READ

Most start-ups will never raise an institutional investment round. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you can reach profitability and maintain great growth rates without raising capital, do it! Why dilute yourself unnecessarily?


Assembled Capital: A Founders Guide to Fundraising

- March 19, 2013 2 MIN READ

Join us for a day of talks, panels, and personal conversations about fundraising strategies with Sydney investors and entrepreneurs. Speakers will share genuine stories about successful (and less than successful) capital raises, industry best practices, common misconceptions, evolving trends, and other essential learnings from the field.


Pitch to US VC’s Comp!

- March 5, 2013 1 MIN READ

If you win us over with your written elevator pitch, you will be given the opportunity to get your business in front of some of the most influential Venture Capitalists in the world. Two winners will be connected via Skype to VC’s from Union Square Ventures and First Round Capital to pitch their business, followed by immediate feedback.


Why Your Startup should be on Angel List

- July 10, 2012 2 MIN READ

Uber, Kaggle, Pinterest, Branchout – just these four companies alone have gone on to raise big rounds of funding after meeting investors on Angel List – $168 million just between the four of them. Over 1000 Startups to date have received funding for their businesses after meeting investors via Angel List.


Startup TidePool closes $1.5 million Funding Round

- May 8, 2012 1 MIN READ

TidePool is a startup that aims to determine a users personality from photos. Tidepool uses a unique set of images to uncover personality and other psychological characteristics from photos. To begin your assessment on Tidepool, you are presented a number of photos. You are asked to rank photos by which ones you like best.


What? You can now Raise Capital & Keep Equity??

- April 5, 2012 2 MIN READ

Small Businesses and start-ups now have a real and relevant source of funding that doesn’t involve taking out bank loans or surrendering equity in their idea or venture. Increasingly, small businesses right around Australia (and around the world) are finding their capital requirements through Crowd Funding.