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Lost in all the merger news? Let the Talking Business guys sort it out...

Everywhere this week, companies have been taking advantage of a red-hot Australian dollar to engage in mergers and acquisitions. Leon and Garry talk about AMP and France's AXA SA bidding on AXA Asia Pacific, Brambles buying the Dutch IFCO Systems, OneSteel buying business from AngloAmerican, and more, plus all the latest news in this Talking Business podcast.

Want VC from Google? Here’s the guy who decides whether to invest in your...

Amin Zoufonoun is a senior member of Google’s Corporate Development team, which is responsible for evaluating, negotiating and executing Google's mergers, acquisitions and investments. In an email interview, we asked him to share his views about future opportunities for Australian startups and what he looks for when evaluating investments.

Want VC from Google? Here's the guy who decides whether to invest in your...

Amin Zoufonoun is a senior member of Google’s Corporate Development team, which is responsible for evaluating, negotiating and executing Google's mergers, acquisitions and investments. In an email interview, we asked him to share his views about future opportunities for Australian startups and what he looks for when evaluating investments.

A meeting of minds: partnership a positive move for growth

If you’ve ever wondered how the big corporations got big, it’s usually because somewhere along the way they entered into a partnership. Successful partnerships can help transform small businesses into multi-million dollar companies.

The real reason why Domenic Carosa’s Future Capital Development Fund has launched a pre-IPO...

This week, Domenic Carosa's Future Capital Development Fund (FCDFL), Australia's only internet-focused Pooled Development Fund, announced its plans to raise a new round of capital in the lead up to an IPO. It's current portfolio consists of approximately 15 companies, including MP3.com.au, which he bought back from Destra last year.

The real reason why Domenic Carosa's Future Capital Development Fund has launched a pre-IPO...

This week, Domenic Carosa's Future Capital Development Fund (FCDFL), Australia's only internet-focused Pooled Development Fund, announced its plans to raise a new round of capital in the lead up to an IPO. It's current portfolio consists of approximately 15 companies, including MP3.com.au, which he bought back from Destra last year.

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The Gaddie Pitch in three simple sentences with Antony Gaddie and...

The personal elevator pitch is an essential tool in the entrepreneur’s utility belt. Your pitch is also essential for success on the web, for placement on landing pages, in emails and blogs. The medium might change but rarely will the structure of an effective pitch. Antony Gaddie is the creator of “the Gaddie Pitch,” an internationally-renowned set of tactics designed to help business owners deliver an effective elevator pitch, time and time again.

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The Alchemy of Negotiation with Matt Lohmeyer [FREE REPORT]

Negotiation is part and parcel of everyday life. Despite this, the idea of honing our negotiating skills doesn’t go down well with most of us. We fear that we’ll end up being manipulative, exploitative, scheming. To help us break the chains of this retrogressive mentality, we have Matt Lohmeyer. He has worked as a professional negotiator in various fields for over eight years and before that, negotiated deals with biotech pharmaceutical and chemical companies. In short, he’s an Alchemist in the Art of Negotiation.

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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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