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Business strategy

A VC offers advice on 8 strategies for founders in challenging times

- May 16, 2023 3 MIN READ

I recently returned from Silicon Valley where I had insightful conversations with a diverse range of founders and investors. These discussions shed light on the challenges faced by technology startups in the current funding landscape. With venture capitalists (VCs) taking longer to respond and valuations subdued, it is crucial for founders to approach these obstacles… Read more »

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Business strategy

Techstars boss Kirstin Hunter on the 5 most common mistakes early-stage startup founders make

- May 16, 2023 5 MIN READ

Kirstin Hunter, the managing director of Techstars Tech Central Sydney, knows how it feels to navigate the chaos and ambiguity of running a startup. As co-founder and former CEO of Future Super, former Chief People, Risk and Legal Officer at Brighte, and former Chief of Staff at Human, she has lived it from the inside, several times over.… Read more »

Business strategy

The Ignition Lane Wrap: Life in the fast lane. And calling road service

- April 24, 2023 6 MIN READ

Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Tech Wrap, where they cut through the noise to bring you their favourite insights from the technology and startup world.  Ignition Lane works with ambitious business leaders to apply the Startup Mindset to their technology, product and commercialisation problems.  This wrap goes out free to subscribers. Don’t forget you can catch Gavin Appel regularly… Read more »

Business strategy

MYOB CEO Greg Ellis explains how the OG fintech transformed to keep its customers at the digital edge

- April 13, 2023 3 MIN READ

For over 30 years, MYOB has been shaping and shaking-up the small business sector.  As one of Australia’s first tech unicorns, we led the charge in helping businesses digitise their processes and improve their finances. When we started, loading our software onto desktop computers – via CD-rom – helped many business owners take the first… Read more »

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Business strategy

4 key trends in startup names

- March 6, 2023 2 MIN READ

Google, now perhaps the most ubiquitous brand in the world, didn’t start out with that name. Larry Page and Sergey Brin launched their search engine on the Stanford University servers as BackRub – play on the fact that their nascent project was scouring back links on websites to index their importance. But within 12 months,… Read more »