Investing

A new pooled funds investment syndicate model called Aussie Angels has been launched by Cheryl Mack

- December 17, 2021 3 MIN READ

A new approach to investing in early-stage startups has been developed by former Stone & Chalk national head of community Cheryl Mack. Aussie Angels is an investment platform that lets sophisticated investors join experienced startup investors in syndicates backing the next wave of Australian startups. Investors can find and join angel syndicates to get access… Read more »

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Business strategy

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: Startup hatches, matches & dispatches, fresh crop of VCs, Microsoft 30.0

- December 13, 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. Here’s their review of the week.  Births,… Read more »

Insights

The death of a young New Zealand startup founder makes me wonder if it’s really safe for entrepreneurs to fail

- December 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

The untimely passing of a young entrepreneur raises an important question for startups and the people who support them. Dan Bradley explains.   In late November, New Zealand entrepreneur Jacob Millar was tragically found dead at the age of 26. In his short life, he’d founded and launched two startups including Oompher, which he sold… Read more »

Business strategy

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: What the Block? Gongs season, angel investing hampered, vale Jake Millar

- December 6, 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. Here’s their review of the… Read more »

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Insights

Why female founders need to invest in themselves too

- December 3, 2021 4 MIN READ

What do fast Australian high-growth ventures Airwallex, Brighte, Canva, and Mr Yum have in common? They all have female founders. Three have female CEOs. But, when looking at the latest recruitment for the latest Upside Founder Program, a specialised program to help startup founders unlock peak performance, just two out of 70 applicants are female founders.… Read more »

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Insights

Australia’s ’20/12 rule’ is stifling angel investment and any chance of younger generations backing startups

- December 1, 2021 4 MIN READ

When the topic of regulations that need to change to increase angel investment in Australia, an excuse that often comes up is: “Retail investors aren’t prevented from investing in startups, there’s the 20/12 rule!” Well let me tell you why that’s largely unhelpful. I recently spoke with someone who told me they were looking to… Read more »

Climate Tech

Climate Salad’s Mick Liubinskas on the 10 powers we need to tackle our greatest environmental threats

- November 30, 2021 7 MIN READ

It looks like we need a miracle to avoid climate disaster. Yet, I believe we can do it. With the combination of 10 powers. Here is how. The Problem The tremendous economic growth we’ve experienced over the last 200 years has come at the cost of the environment. We’ve produced power and polluted the skies, rivers,… Read more »

Business strategy

Ignition Lane’s Weekly Wrap: BNPLs dive, VCs raise, employee share scheme changes & Lush drops social media bomb

- November 29, 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.  Here’s their review of the… Read more »

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Innovation

Register now for our free, live hypothetical on tech in 2030, this Thursday

- November 23, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Join us for a live online special panel discussion thinking about the future at 11am on Thursday, November 25. Our 45-minute ‘Microthetical’, in partnership with Microsoft Australia, is a hypothetical set 10 years into the future, with leading tech experts exploring the possibilities, perils and power of tech to shape our lives. Hosted by Startup… Read more »