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What does an angel investor look for in a business? Check out this checklist...

Barbara Corcoran is a big name in business in New York. She started her own business in the 1970s and sold it in 2001...

Getting startup investment in Australia is a headache. We need a revolution!

Hi! I'm Lauren Rielly, I'm an Australian entrepreneur, dog lover and serial explorer. I'm on a mission to revolutionise startup investment in Australia and am...

Sing glory for the angels are flying down to the Gold Coast! I mean...

At this 6th Australian National Conference on angel investment, we shall have representatives from Mumbai Angels, the largest angel investment group in the world, and New Zealand’s ICE Angels, the largest Angel Group in Australasia. These will join a number of other international speakers and guests from China, Singapore, the UK, Canada and the US.

Pitch Club Hobart is on!

Promotion: On the back of Melbourne Pitch Club last month, we are off to Hobart next week (17th March 2011). Pitch Club assists aspiring entrepreneurs to launch their new business ideas. We provide a forum to Pitch ideas; tools to manage and syndicate ideas and match you up with quality advisors and business angels. Pitch Club chapters are in most major cities in Australia.

Want to pitch your idea in New York? PitchIt startup challenge offers $50,000 for...

The 2011 We Media PitchIt Challenge is offering $50,000 in seed funding to help launch two innovative media and tech startups. It's now open for entries and the deadline to enter the challenge is 4 February 2011. Two winners each will earn a $25,000 sponsorship to help launch their idea.

Are you seeking venture capital for 2010?

During this two hour seminar and networking event, attendees will learn from five of Australia’s leading experts on venture capital and business development - real investors, currently seeking investment opportunities, and successful entrepreneurs, who have ‘been there’ and secured private funding for their growing companies.

A guide to angel investing (ebook)

Designed to help high net worth individuals become successful Angel Investors. Angel investing involves active mentoring and coaching of an early stage management team towards a successful exit or additional funding, probably from a venture capital firm. This book sets out a comprehensive and rigorous process which will help the Angel generate deal flow, evaluate investment proposals and manage the investment and subsequent harvest. The book also provides a useful guide to managing operational risks in the venture.

“A guide to raising angel and venture capital finance (ebook)”

This eBook by celebrated Australian entrepreneur and lecturer Dr Tom McKaskill was developed as entrepreneur’s guide to securing venture finance.

"A guide to raising angel and venture capital finance (ebook)"

This eBook by celebrated Australian entrepreneur and lecturer Dr Tom McKaskill was developed as entrepreneur’s guide to securing venture finance.

Angel investors are important for Australian growth

Angels are private people investing their own money and their own time (experience, expertise, networks) in high growth companies. The 2008 survey conducted by the Australian Association of Angel Investors Limited (AAAI) estimated that there are 16,100 Australians who can identify as active angel investors. Together those individuals, in 2008, invested an estimated $1.69b in over 5,000 entrepreneurial companies, which fuelled over 35,000 jobs.

The state of angel investment in the current market

Much has been written and said about the frigid state of both bank and venture capital funding for growing businesses in the current global market. But how are angel investors and their investee companies coping? Prominent Australian angel investor Jordan Green provides this handy snapshot and some advice for investors and entrepreneurs alike.

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5 Ways to get more out of your coffee shop meetings...

Far too much time is wasted in coffee shop meetings. More often than not, the conversation falls off topic, interruptions cause distractions and, before you know it, the meeting is over and you’ve achieved nothing. That’s what Antony Gaddie calls a Coffee and Doughnut meeting. You get a coffee and… zero. He’s the founder of Green Ant Marketing and he shared with us (over coffee) five things that you can do to help you make the most of your coffee shop meetings.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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