Capital Raising

Financial models for startups: more than just a spreadsheet

- March 9, 2021 3 MIN READ

When an investor asks a founder to reveal their financial model, they are looking for the best possible attempt to provide a consistent, financial representation of the expected performance of the startup. It consists of well thought out projections about the future of the business, and a properly structured, understandable, and dynamic spreadsheet with easy-to-read… Read more »

Insights

5 female founders from the ACS innovation labs share their stories

- March 8, 2021 10 MIN READ

Today, 8 March, we celebrate International Women’s Day. In this special feature from Information Age, managing editor Roulla Yiacoumi, she speaks to five female founders across the ACS innovation labs in Sydney and Melbourne about the hurdles they’ve overcome, the best business advice they’ve been given, and the dumbest thing someone has said to them (you… Read more »

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Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Canva buys, Swoop drops drugs, Twitter cashes in, ASX tech reports, SpaceX raises

- February 28, 2021 6 MIN READ

  Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Weekly 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 every Saturday morning. Don’t forget you can catch Gavin… Read more »

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BUY THE TECH DIP: Thorney Technologies CEO Alex Waislitz on backing fintech

- February 26, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Thorney Technologies (TEK) saw H1 revenues and profits rise across both TEK and the long-only Thorney Opportunities Fund (TOP), with an 80 cent interim dividend announced by the latter. Speaking to ausbiz.com.au, CEO Alex Waislitz said Thorney invests in both listed and unlisted tech assets across Australia and North America. “Fintech… we’re in life sciences,… Read more »

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Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Atlassian’s Trello on steroids, Canva’s note for your boss, and Elevio’s Danish exit

- February 21, 2021 7 MIN READ

  Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Weekly 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 every Saturday. Don’t forget you can catch… Read more »

Business strategy

How I grew my startup by 300% after turning down Steve Baxter and Janine Allis on Shark Tank

- February 19, 2021 3 MIN READ

Four years into our business journey, the sharks started circling – and we welcomed it. My co-founder and I were pleased to accept the opportunity to appear on Channel 10’s Shark Tank, the show where potential investors were the sharks and entrepreneurs the meat. While our venture had started well, we were at the stage where… Read more »