How to Attract Smart Capital for Early Stage Businesses in Australia

Capital raising for early stage businesses and pre-revenue businesses remains challenging in Australia. There have been some good initiatives in this space, favorable legislation and tax incentives, there seems to be a wave of new incubators, but many high potential early-stage businesses are starved for funds and in particular ‘smart capital’. The majority of sophisticated investors […]

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Old School Networks Are Alive & Well

Old School Networks Alive and Well We like to think that we don’t have a class system in Australia and that we don’t have an elite group of people running the country and our largest most powerful companies, but nothing could be further from the truth. Its been a while since a major study has […]

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The Dream Team Advisory Board

When you are starting out in business, you will recognise that it can be a very lonely experience. You may have a couple of key people that are your ‘go to’ resource for advice. It is quite common for business owners to reach out to a former colleague, mentor, maybe a family member or even their accountant. However, […]

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Why Board Directors Need to Have Skin in the Game

Warren Buffett is widely regarded as the most successful investor in the world at 85 years of age, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway with a personal net worth of $US66.9 billion (April 2016). He is most often referenced when the phrase “skin in the game” is mentioned due to his long standing views that board […]

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