Diversity

 Indigenous vs Western Entrepreneurship: what it means and why it matters 

- January 13, 2021 3 MIN READ

To understand why there are differences between Indigenous and Western Entrepreneurship and why it’s important, we need to understand that Indigenous people operate(d) differently from Western societies. Social norms are basically informal rules that govern behavior in societies which includes beliefs, attitudes, and behavior that are considered acceptable in a social group or culture. For… Read more »

Business strategy

If the tech industry truly wants to succeed, then it need to be more humble and generous

- January 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

  The ecosystem of technology companies and startups stands out for its intense competition, rapid scaling, and an often cut-throat, growth-at-all costs environment. It is an industry that did relatively well over the pandemic, while many others faced existential threats under the cloud of a global recession. The imposition of remote work and the rapid… Read more »

Insights

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: VC’s $1.6bn year, Christmas collapses, Bassat’s bitcoin bet

- December 20, 2020 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 morning. Don’t forget you can catch Gavin Appel… Read more »

Insights

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, who was married to the world’s richest bloke, just gave away $5.5bn. Here’s what we can all learn from her actions

- December 18, 2020 3 MIN READ

The author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced on Dec. 15 that she had given almost US$4.2 billion to hundreds of nonprofits. It was her second announcement of this kind since she first publicly discussed her giving intentions in May of 2019. In July 2020, Scott revealed that she’d already given away nearly $1.7 billion to… Read more »

Capital Raising

Australian VCs raised more than $1bn in capital for startups, but the median funding for Indigenous ventures sits at $0

- December 16, 2020 2 MIN READ

The push for diversity in venture capital is long overdue but like a lot of diversity campaigns, First Nations people are being overlooked by investors in Australia. As founder of the world’s first Indigenous Accelerator, I reached out to venture capital firms operating in Australia to conduct research into how much or more accurately, “how… Read more »

Insights

6 Australian startup leaders share how they’ll be celebrating Christmas with their teams

- December 16, 2020 4 MIN READ

Humans are inherently social animals, which made 2020 one of the hardest years in living memory, especially for the closely-knit teams of small startups. Thankfully, the year is ending on a high note in Australia with infections stopped after some painfully long lockdowns and the borders reopening. Victorians will celebrate the start of 2021 by… Read more »

Business strategy

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Pizza arbitrage, bed photographers and Google’s ethics problem

- December 14, 2020 8 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 that every Monday at… Read more »