Rational Investing : The Subtleties of Asset Management (ebook)

Authors: Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler Many investors believe that success in investing is either luck or clairvoyance. In Rational Investing, finance professor Hugues Langlois and asset manager Jacques Lussier present the current state of asset management and clarify the conundrum of luck versus skill. The core of Rational Investing is a framework for smart … Read more

Square Peg Capital co-founder Paul Bassat shares the four things startups should know when pitching to investors

For startups hoping to secure investment from SEEK co-founder and Square Peg Capital investor and co-founder Paul Bassat, there are four things they need to know: how to be genuine; how to tell a good story; how to avoid false valuations; and how to tell their advisors to take a back seat. Speaking at LaunchVic’s … Read more

Leading startup investment insiders told us what they’re looking for in the perfect fintech

Rajeev Gupta knows about startups and what’s needed to attract funding for them. The former investment banker and technology investor has had his own startup, Geckolife, and has also worked at Goldman Sachs and Tribeca. Now he’s a partner at Alium Capital, a technology-focused crossover investment fund looking after sophisticated investors wanting to get in on … Read more

The Buy Queensland strategy breaks international trade deals

The Queensland government’s new controversial procurement strategy stacks the deck of public tenders against interstate and international suppliers, and is illegitimate under Australia’s free trade agreements. The strategy, Buy Queensland, is set to start next month. It will apply to all public agencies, statutory bodies and government-owned corporations that purchase goods and services, commission major projects and infrastructure, … Read more

Our lifestyle, not our innovation, attracts US investment to Australia

One of the biggest turnoffs for US investment and workers is also the biggest pet peeve for locals – housing affordability. Our research finds lifestyle factors are what makes Australia stand out from other international destinations. We combined 13 in-depth case studies of firms with strong ties between the United States and Australia, a survey of business … Read more

LaunchVic terminates deal with 500 Startups for Melbourne accelerator

LaunchVic has discontinued its relationship with US-based tech accelerator 500 Startups, following the resignation of 500 Melbourne lead Rachael Neumann. In July, LaunchVic said it would be putting the 500 Startups project on hold while it waited to see action from the accelerator to improve its culture, including 500 Startups successfully implementing a “remedial plan” to address … Read more

Narrative and Numbers : The Value of Stories in Business (ebook)

Author: Aswath Damodaran How can a company that has never turned a profit have a multibillion dollar valuation? Why do some start-ups attract large investments while others do not? Aswath Damodaran, finance professor and experienced investor, argues that the power of story drives corporate value, adding substance to numbers and persuading even cautious investors to … Read more