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Sydney Angels launches $10-20 million “Sidecar Fund 2” after success of first fund

We believe that Sidecar Fund 2 will similarly provide investors with opportunities to support promising Australian startups as they scale innovative ideas into businesses of great value.

Can entrepreneurial success be predicted? A world-first study answers [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 15-year qualitative and quantitative research study benchmarked the motivations of successful entrepreneurs and business builders to answer the question: is an entrepreneur born or can they be developed?

The case of the overstimulating workspace (Why “Nothing jangles a primate like crowding”)

One question – Where do you do your best thinking? – received the most surprising answer. Only around 10% of people responded “at work”. Consider this: people are paid to think, and are required to spend a lot of time at work, yet work is not the place where they think well.

Why won’t prospective investors sign my confidentiality agreement?

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?

Why won't prospective investors sign my confidentiality agreement?

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?

Investors back people, not products. Don’t forget it.

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”.

Investors back people, not products. Don't forget it.

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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So you have a great idea that could make a lot of money, but...

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.

Income & Equity Accelerator – Lunch Seminar

Guest presenters JB Global will talk about the philosophy behind Warren Buffet's successful investment strategy - philosophies that you can then apply to all your investments. JB Global will also share insights into how you can access Warren Buffet's investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and teach you leverage strategies to invest in the share market.

Income & Equity Accelerator – Lunch Seminar

Guest presenters JB Global will talk about the philosophy behind Warren Buffet's successful investment strategy - philosophies that you can then apply to all your investments. JB Global will also share insights into how you can access Warren Buffet's investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and teach you leverage strategies to invest in the share market.

Income & Equity Accelerator – Evening Seminar

Guest presenters JB Global will talk about the philosophy behind Warren Buffet's successful investment strategy - philosophies that you can then apply to all your investments. JB Global will also share insights into how you can access Warren Buffet's investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and teach you leverage strategies to invest in the share market.

Income & Equity Accelerator – Evening Seminar

Guest presenters JB Global will talk about the philosophy behind Warren Buffet's successful investment strategy - philosophies that you can then apply to all your investments. JB Global will also share insights into how you can access Warren Buffet's investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and teach you leverage strategies to invest in the share market.

Diary of an entrepreneur raising capital: Life’s a pitch

Week 6: For me, whether it’s speed dating or a business proposition, a great pitch should help others understand your vision and get them excited about it as quickly as possible. For some reason my spiel has never generated that much enthusiasm in the speed-dating world, but the business environment is different (I hope). Generally speaking, my pitches usually follow a formula, which explains (in order) the following...

Unclaimed Nigerian oil money is a safer investment

The next time you get a proposal from a sales rep that quotes your spend as an “investment”, kick ’em in the butt and throw them out of your office. If they can’t pay you the courtesy of telling you the truth by calling it a “spend” or an “expense” or something that smells a lot less like bullshit, then you don’t want to do business with them.

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