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Steve Case was the Founder of AOL. I'll admit it. I worked at AOL while he was CEO. He was a masterful leader and...

Phil Anderson is an ex-bodybuilder who gave up the weights to pursue a career in property investment. So, what do these two seemingly distinct career...

We all know getting investment as an entrepreneur is downright hard. There are many hoops and hurdles and it usually comes down to who...

Marketing podcast, PreneurCast, is for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Each week, author and marketer Pete Williams and digital media producer Dom Goucher discuss entrepreneurship, business,...

The valuation of an early-stage venture sets up the strategy for future success. But, most experienced early-stage investors looking at a pre-revenue company start with a valuation of zero. Most entrepreneurs don't agree. How should you value your startup?

I believe there is no decision more important than to take charge of your own financial future. We live in a country of opportunity and yet most Australians are buried in credit card debt, car loan debt, personal debt and other debt. Don’t get me wrong, debt is not a bad thing per se, but there’s good debt and bad debt.

A sale is a process and the first step in that process is not to demand exclusivity. Exclusivity is either bought or earned and, in the case of raising capital, it is usually earned. An NDA implies exclusivity and that brings with it constraints on both parties. Would you ask a date to sign a pre-nuptial agreement before the first date?

A sale is a process and the first step in that process is not to demand exclusivity. Exclusivity is either bought or earned and, in the case of raising capital, it is usually earned. An NDA implies exclusivity and that brings with it constraints on both parties. Would you ask a date to sign a pre-nuptial agreement before the first date?

Recently, I have been reflecting on a saying I learned from VC friends when I was living and working in Silicon Valley: “Always invest in an A grade team with a B grade product rather than a B grade team with an A grade product”.

Recently, I have been reflecting on a saying I learned from VC friends when I was living and working in Silicon Valley: “Always invest in an A grade team with a B grade product rather than a B grade team with an A grade product”.

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It’s one thing to have a great idea that could potentially make you a lot of money or serve a social purpose, but it’s another to get that idea off the ground. To transform your idea into reality, you will need determination and, just as importantly, you will need funding.

Three social entrepreneurs have created an online marketplace to offer up equity in their life's earnings in exchange for an unrestricted upfront cash investment. Under their structure, investors do not acquire a portion of the entrepreneur's venture; neither do they have any official say in how the investee uses the money. They simply receive a proportion of the entrepreneurs taxable personal income over the term of the investment; their life.

Three social entrepreneurs have created an online marketplace to offer up equity in their life's earnings in exchange for an unrestricted upfront cash investment. Under their structure, investors do not acquire a portion of the entrepreneur's venture; neither do they have any official say in how the investee uses the money. They simply receive a proportion of the entrepreneurs taxable personal income over the term of the investment; their life.

A national survey, released last week by capital raising magazine Wholesale Investor, has highlighted the need for entrepreneurs to get their deals in front of a wide investor audience. The findings show that investors will evaluate 10 to 30 deals before deciding to invest in one.

There are many reasons to seek funding in the US, and not all of them involve preparation for entry into the American market. Solar-Gem CEO Khimji Vaghjiani, winner of last month’s Australian Innovation Shoot Out in California, presents a checklist all international entrepreneurs should consider before sitting down with US venture capitalists.

When I embarked on my current search for new funding, I thought I was familiar with most of the likely sources: friends (relatives and fools), angels, angels with teeth - Venture Capital (VC), strategic investors (the Holy Grail), an IPO or Lotto. But it turned out there was one I wasn’t aware of...

When I embarked on my current search for new funding, I thought I was familiar with most of the likely sources: friends (relatives and fools), angels, angels with teeth - Venture Capital (VC), strategic investors (the Holy Grail), an IPO or Lotto. But it turned out there was one I wasn’t aware of...

I realise the aim of this column is to be as open and honest as possible about my experiences raising capital, but at this point I’m eager not to do anything that might jeopardise our chances of success. If you think I’m being a little too prudent then let me tell you a painful story about how I learnt not to count chickens, the hard way...

In his first post, The cheque is in the mail, I'll respect you in the morning and your email system will generate a 125% ROI in ten months, Mr 1% Spend explored the idea that Return on Investment (ROI) is a concept manipulated by marketers in order to produce unmissable investment propositions. Here he expands on this topic with an example of this technique and how it will leave you, the customer, completely dissatisfied.

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Liz Wald is Vice President of International for Indiegogo.com. She has been terrifically successful raising funds through the crowd model.  One of her successes...