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      Entering the danger zone

      Posted on December 12, 2016 by [email protected]

      This is my third business so I know we are entering the danger time with our new social enterprise. Rapid growth and cash flow issues. We have been operating a year, are already profitable, been a finalist for innovation in the 2016 Illawarra Business Chamber Awards and by early 2017 we will be in 5 locations. So what do do? Do we borrow? Draw down on the house? Do we look for an investor/Angel to expand this business which changes the way business becomes digital and young people become employable? We know the potential is for Australia wide and export and we are building propriety software for that.

      Independent feature film wrapped seeking a special investor

      Posted on November 7, 2016 by Oliver Mann

      Oliver Mann here, a film director from New York. Wanted to introduce myself and a lovely project(independent feature film titled SUCH A FUNNY LIFE) worth looking at that we finished filming October 12th after 5 years of development. I self financed in this film myself so I am looking for a small investment to continue on with editing and distribution. Would love to speak more with a potential investor where we can speak more.

      Here is the project: www.suchafunnylife.com
      And facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/suchafunnylife

      Angels Wanted

      Posted on November 3, 2016 by Adrianna Ryan

      My startup mobile emoji and gaming app co needs funding.
      I have proprietary graphics and images that i need to tm and names to copyright as well as the funding to build the apps.
      I really am in a tough spot financially and could use all the financial help I can get.
      I have been out of work for 3 years now and I know this app co can succeed if I had the proper funding.
      Please spread the word to anyone that can help..

      Thank you.

      Startup needs funding

      Posted on November 3, 2016 by Adrianna Ryan

      My startup mobile emoji and gaming app co needs funding.
      I have proprietary graphics and images that i need to tm and names to copyright as well as the funding to build the apps.
      I really am in a tough spot financially and could use all the financial help I can get.
      I have been out of work for 3 years now and I know this app co can succeed if I had the proper funding.
      Please spread the word to anyone that can help..

      Thank you.

      Online VC FundersClub launches Network Search to better connect its 18,000 members

      Posted on November 2, 2016 by Pablo Bizzini

      Network effects in venture capital are no joke. Sure, people want to close rounds with brand name funds like Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz because they validate startups. But perhaps more importantly, companies become more likely to succeed after closing high profile rounds because of their newfound access to the friends and connections of prominent investors.

      Alex Mittal, CEO of FundersClub, has spent a lot of time thinking about how his growing online democratized community of 18,000 investors could leverage its size to offer even better access to industry movers and shakers than the traditional shops of Sand Hill Road. Today, FundersClub is announcing a new search tool the group is calling Network Search.

      Global innovation rankings in the innovation game

      Posted on November 2, 2016 by Pablo Bizzini

      WHICH is the world’s most innovative country? Answering this question is the aim of the annual Global Innovation Index and a related report, which were published this morning by Cornell University, INSEAD, a business school, and the World Intellectual Property Organisation. The ranking of 140 countries and economies around the world, which are scored using 79 indicators, is not surprising: Switzerland, Britain, Sweden, the Netherlands and America lead the pack. But the authors also look at their data from other angles, for instance how countries do relative to their economic development and the quality of innovation (measured by indicators such as university rankings). In both cases the results are more remarkable. The chart above shows that in innovation many countries in Africa punch above their economic weight. And the chart below indicates that, even though China is now churning out a lot of patents, it is still way behind America and other rich countries when it comes to innovation quality.

      Sydney edutech OpenLearning launches ‘pay for certification’ platform Learn with Hunter TAFE

      Posted on October 28, 2016 by Pablo Bizzini

      Sydney edutech startup OpenLearning has launched a pilot of Learn.com.au, a new online education platform created in collaboration with Hunter TAFE.

      Dubbed ‘free to learn, pay to certify’, it will be free for students to take courses through the platform; they are then given the choice to pay if they want to receive a nationally recognised qualification. The platform aims to increase access to vocational education and training and improve affordability;

      Adam Brimo, CEO of OpenLearning, said the startup is proud to partner with Hunter TAFE to provide a learning experience that will prepare students for the jobs of the future.

      muru-D opens applications for fourth Sydney accelerator intake

      Posted on October 24, 2016 by Pablo Bizzini

      Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D has this week opened applications for SYD4, the fourth intake of its Sydney program, calling on “the most determined and ambitious founders in Australia” to apply.

      The accelerator has switched up its funding model for this intake. Though startups will still be offered up to $60,000 in funding, this will come in several forms. Participating startups will be given $20,000 at the start of the program; a further $40,000 will be invested during the program on a Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) note.

      Who are the best angel investors in Australia?

      Posted on October 24, 2016 by Pablo Bizzini

      Being an investor, advisor and founder of several companies I can say that having smart, motivated, connected and culturally aligned investors is such an incredible benefit to a startup.

      The right investors can make all the difference. The doors they can open and the credibility they can give founders cannot be understated. I’ve seen startups that have no track record or traction meet and negotiate huge deals with some of the biggest companies in the world because of the assistance of their advisory board.

      21 Ways To Plan Investor Meetings: The Right Strategy

      Posted on October 14, 2016 by Pablo Bizzini

      So you have done the work to get the right introductions to investors and they’re hot to meet you. Awesome! But now what?

      Following are my top tips on how to become Investor Meeting Ready!

      Emerging Dangers And Opportunities For Angel Investors

      Posted on October 7, 2016 by Pablo Bizzini

      The term “angel investor” or “business angel” was first coined in 1978 when the term was used regarding individuals who finance early-stage businesses. The term is taken from the word “angel” who were patrons of Broadway theatre in New York that would put money from their own pockets to support productions. What a long way this important cog in the financing and support of start-up businesses has come since then…

      What do Business Angels & Investors look for in a Startup?

      Posted on October 1, 2016 by Pablo Bizzini

      There are a lot of things that Business Angels and Investors look for in a Startup, but here is the TOP THREE:

      1. Solid Team
      2. Market
      3. Traction