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Investible’s LAB Program is an eight-week, full time start-up accelerator, where winning companies access up to $250,000 in capital from the Club Investible network.

The most important prerequisite for a newly founded business to take off successfully is ensuring that they always have enough assets for their everyday obligations.

One of the most important things to remember is that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help because many connections will be able to put you in touch with new connections and help you grow your network.

The biggest mistake you can make when pitching your company to a crowdfunding platform is to over-value your company. A good business idea is a powerful thing but without funding it will likely come to nothing. So don’t make the mistake of assuming the idea is worth more than the funding that will make it a reality.

Venture capital is the lifeblood of many start-ups but this game is as unpredictable as it gets. According to former entrepreneur turned VC, Jeff...

LawPath ‘the Xero of legal’ has raised $1.3 million from investors who have previously spotted hot Aussie tech start-ups Canva, Temple & Webster, Ansarada.

Mark Woodland, CEO and founder of Xplor has just returned from the annual Web Summit in Dublin, where he received several international investment offers

Formerly an orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation physiotherapist, Leonie Henzell launched Bockers & Pony in April 2004. She shares her top eight tips for starting a business.

Your big idea has got to start somewhere, and that somewhere usually involves some start-up capital. Starting up a business often involves large costs initially...

Entrepreneurs and business owners now have the option to fund their dreams without selling a part of their soul to the banks. Enter ThinCats, a...

Ingogo seemed to be the best thing to happen to Australian taxis since… the taxi. And with its recent announcement of an additional $9.1...

In the early days of starting up a business, it's common for entrepreneurs to accept any money that comes their way. Yet, this can backfire...

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

If the latest quarterly report recently released by The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Ltd (AVCAL) is anything to go by, then...

Ah, there is nothing like a great idea. Don’t you just love it when an idea comes along that is so good you thing...

There is basic information an investor will want to see before they become interested in you and, your online venture. But basically, it’s all about returning tons of money to the investor. It's never about making you a multi-millionaire. If you can answer the following questions honestly, then, you're ready to speak to potential investors.

SocietyOne is a new personal lending platform that is bringing peer to peer (P2P) lending to Australia. The fully-compliant service is letting users forego a trip to the bank by connecting borrowers to investors, directly. SocietyOne’s platform, ClearMatch, is safe, secure, and entirely online, allowing loan seekers to avoid the sometimes-stuffy and often-unnerving visit to the loan office at the bank. Moreover, SocietyOne is opening up would-be investors to a diversified field of borrowers.

This week marks two years since I dissolved my successful band management company to focus full-time on my startup. I'd just completed my first large fundraising round where 21 individuals had written me personal cheques to invest in the business. These angel investors came from a variety of backgrounds. I found them through speaking at pitch events and by presenting my PowerPoint deck an estimated 700 times over the previous year. Raising the first round of capital was the hardest thing I'd ever done. It required a huge amount of personal energy and growth, and at the end I had a massive sense of achievement from pulling it all together. Now, I thought, the fun could begin!

The Global Financial Crisis, from its early roots in 2008, has been a tumultuous period to endure – as the name suggests. Australian companies have been faced with global contagion that's influenced our market through European economic bailouts, soaring unemployment rates, and a fall in export sales caused by a high Australian dollar. Many CEOs are worried investors won’t inject money into their company while the world is stuck in what appears to be a sustained bear market period. The same CEOs seem to think it’s better to keep a low profile; playing it safe rather than trying engage with potential investors.

In this fourth article on capital raising corporate advisor Dr Mark Rainbird explains how the way you communicate can make or break an offer—regardless of how good it is.

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