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5 things Main Sequence’s Phil Morle learnt about venture capital from hanging out with 100 other investors

- August 29, 2023 4 MIN READ

Venture capital can be a solo, transactional game: meeting founders, building conviction, and making a case to an investment committee before allocating capital. Some firms learn how to exploit the aggregated super-power of their whole group to discover unique investments and unlock value. What we don’t talk about enough is how the firms themselves collaborate… Read more »

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Investing

Is share liquidity a problem to be solved for crowdfunding investors?

- July 5, 2023 4 MIN READ

After an admittedly late start, crowdfunding is certainly coming of age in Australia. As was rightly pointed out recently by Birchal Co-Founder Matt Vitale, that Australian crowdsourced funding (CSF) platforms have raised $240 million for 320 start-up companies over the past five years is an unqualified success. Accessing otherwise unavailable investment opportunities in high growth… Read more »

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Investing

Here’s what Australia needs to do next to support startup founders and equity crowdfunding investors

- June 16, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australia was late to the game when it came to allowing startups to raise capital through crowd-sourced funding. But it grew quickly to become the second largest market per capita by 2021, according to the latest global research. Five years in, it’s undoubtedly a huge success, with over $240 million invested across 320 successful offers… Read more »

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Investing

AfterWork’s Jessy Wu has put together a really cool advice list on how to break into venture capital

- April 18, 2023 2 MIN READ

Jessy Wu, investment principal at AfterWork Ventures, is an unlikely venture capitalist. She happily admits it was “the furtherest thing from my mind” when she emerged with a ANU with a philosophy degree, also majoring in English literature. Next thing she knew, she was working at NAB Ventures. Within 18 months, Wu became part of… Read more »

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Giant Leap’s Small Steps: The power of maps, games, and sci-fi in adapting to a changing world

- June 23, 2022 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Giant Leap’s Small Steps, a newsletter offering global insights and news on the impact startups landscape. We share an edited version with Startup Daily readers every fortnight. Giant Leap is Australia’s first impact venture fund, and they use this newsletter to surface the ideas and businesses that intrigue and inspire them and broaden… Read more »