Should I offer cash or equity to a startup advisor? Cash whenever possible, and equity only if you truly must. As a general principle, offer cash/commission to people helping you close a one-off deal (like raising a round) and only offer advisory equity to people you’re confident are going to be ongoing advisors to the… Read more »
One of the biggest challenges founders face as they get their idea off the ground is what to do next to make it happen. That’s what we explored recently in the series Idea to Unicorn, presented by Startup Daily in partnership with Microsoft. Over two days at Tank Stream Labs at the Sydney Startup Hub,… Read more »
You’ve had an idea that will change the world and now it’s time to make it a reality. But how? That’s what we explored recently in the series Idea to Unicorn, presented by Startup Daily in partnership with Microsoft. Over two days at Tank Stream Labs at the Sydney Startup Hub, we explored the steps… Read more »
With the long-awaited results of the NSW HSC out this week, many young Australians, after 12 years of schooling, are facing big decisions about their future during one of the most turbulent times in history. So we asked 10 startup founders and tech CEOs to weigh in with the advice and insights that they wish… Read more »
7 startup founders share the lessons they learned in 2021 that they’ll be applying to the year ahead
2021 didn’t quite turn out way we’d hoped after the initial pandemic chaos on 2020. With the past 12 months throwing up even more curve balls than the year before, testing the resilience of many, we asked several startup founders what they learnt during the past year and how it will shape their thinking in… Read more »
Today, October 3, is National Techies Day. Coming just two days after International Coffee Day and on a Sunday sounds about right, because you can imagine most techies are already on their 4th coffee of the day and working at what they love on a Sunday. The global day is designed to celebrate techies or… Read more »
It’s been a tough 18 months for startup founders looking to go global. Like many heading overseas for business or holidays, they probably have thousands of dollars in credits sitting in their frequent flyer account, pondering how far into the future it will be before that can redeem that cash. But life and business has… Read more »
It’s Mother’s Day, and to celebrate, we asked leading women in business to share the best advice their mother ever gave. Here’s what they said. Anneke van den Broek Founder and CEO, Rufus & Coco Anneke with her children and Mum. Reflecting on everything my mum taught me, a few things come to mind. Without… Read more »
Today is Father’s Day and for many families, a very different Sunday to previous years. Whether you’re with your dad today or not (because right now, Covid-19 means you can’t be together), the important this is carrying him in your heart – and the values he taught you in the way you take on the… Read more »
As many businesses continue to struggle to navigate their way through the pandemic, we spoke with nine Australian startup leaders to understand what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 catastrophe and how they believe businesses can keep their heads above water in future crises. Here’s their advice Ben Thompson CEO and co-founder, Employment Hero Taking… Read more »
It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, so we asked leading Australian startup founders and executives for the lessons their mums taught them and helped shape their way they take on the world. We promise to try and do better on the other 364 days of the year too. Here’s what they said. Have a wonderful… Read more »
The economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 is unlike anything the startup sector and broader business community experienced before. The economic rule book has been thrown out the window and Australian government’s response reflects gravity of the situation, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing a massive $130 billion stimulus package yesterday, worth 11% of annual… Read more »
Scott Millar was 14 and a year 9 high school student in Queensland when he launched his first company, BOP (Buy Our Product) Industries, in 2014, producing laser-cut hashtag keyrings he sold at local markets before going on to produce hologram displays. The teen entrepreneur recently spent 90 seconds sharing his advice to young… Read more »
Founders have traditionally tended to block out conversations about wellbeing and hide their struggles as they focus desperately on building their business.
Companies will need to place a stronger emphasis on building their voice technology presence, as it will soon become its own channel, with its own spend and tactics.