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Business strategy

Helen Toner’s resignation from the OpenAI board is a warning to startup directors about the dangers of capital colliding with good intentions

- December 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australian tech has lost its director on the board of OpenAI after Helen Toner resigned from her position at the Artificial Intelligence juggernaut. While she cited fulfilling her role requirements as the reason for her departure, specific details or reasons for her resignation were not disclosed, leaving the decision somewhat unclear. The whole episode has… Read more »

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A fractional solution: how tech companies are engaging the talent they need in new, smarter ways

- December 6, 2023 4 MIN READ

Australia’s startup ecosystem is maturing. We’re nearing the milestones of home grown VC funds like Blackbird reaching a decade of investing and AirTree investing in 100 companies. As a result, we’ve built a healthy roster of founders and operators with more than a few notches in their belts.  Ready to expand into leadership roles but… Read more »

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OPTIMISM ABROAD: A primer for Australian startups on the hunt for funding

- October 27, 2023 3 MIN READ

After travelling through the investment climates of Europe and South East Asia, it’s clear that a tide of optimism is rising for early-stage startups, including those based in Australia. The terrain for securing funding has become more conducive, but how should an Australian entrepreneur navigate this promising period? Let’s explore. Global trends, local implications Firstly,… Read more »

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An expert explains what you need to do to protect an idea if artificial intelligence helped create it

- October 23, 2023 4 MIN READ

In late August, a Washington DC court ruled that work created by artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be protected by copyright. Judge Beryl Howell said the case – a 2018 piece of art submitted by Stephen Thaler to the Copyright Office – was “not very complex.” “We are approaching new frontiers in copyright as artists put… Read more »

The Techstarts Tech Central 2023 cohort
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5 lessons for every founder needs to know, from the Techstars Sydney accelerator program

- October 13, 2023 3 MIN READ

The inaugural Techstars Tech Central Sydney cohort has just completed the accelerator program and in the wake of their success, were keen to share 5 valuable lessons they learnt, in the hope that other startup founders don’t make the same mistakes. Navigating the startup realm is a thrilling yet unpredictable adventure, often taking first-time founders… Read more »

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Phil Morle’s research commercialisation manifesto

- October 6, 2023 2 MIN READ

I wanted a clear, crisp manifesto on research commercialisation. Here are 13 principles for bringing big ideas into the world. We, the scientists, the inventors, the creators and the entrepreneurs, acknowledge that we live on a planet in trouble. Yet, we believe these problems can be solved with technology and human creativity. We are optimistic… Read more »

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If you’re an early-stage startup looking to raise, a VC investor explains why it might be time to think about a party round

- September 19, 2023 3 MIN READ

You’re a startup raising capital between pre-seed and Series A and struggling to find a lead investor – have you thought about a party round? But before we start the party, let me explain the purpose of a lead investor. When you typically raise capital there is one investor who takes the lead in the… Read more »

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Building authentic credibility: An ethical guide for startups

- September 8, 2023 3 MIN READ

In the wake of Startup Daily’s recent Best in Tech Awards, where the likes of GO1 and Hysata clinched accolades, founders are pondering ways to build their own enterprise’s credibility. Business history teems with examples of startups that soared to great heights, but it also offers numerous cautionary tales. One differentiating factor is legitimacy. For… Read more »