How to think like an investor before pitching your startup for millions in funding

“The road from pitch to investment is difficult for every Australian startup to trek. Seeking funding can seem like a string of endless phone calls, networking events, pitch fests and presentations to would-be investors. Coupled with intense competition from Australia’s growing startup community, securing the funding round your company needs to hire talent, expand into new markets … Read more

Do you have what it takes to be a startup investor? Blue Sky’s Elaine Stead, Rampersand’s Eloise Watson and Scale Angel’s Connie Kuhlman on how they got into the game

“The lack of diversity in venture capital and startup investment is a global challenge that even the most mature and advanced startup nations struggle with. Serial entrepreneur Rebekah Campbell has called it the “elephant” in our ecosystem, while That StartupShow producer Anna Reeves simply asked: “Why?” “In Australia, currently only five percent of female founders of tech-based startups are … Read more

Australia is discriminating against investors and we’re the poorer for it

“Many Australians dream of starting their own businesses. But they face restrictions on where they can access startup capital. In Australia you must be certified as a “sophisticated investor” to invest in risky, early stage ventures that cannot yet comply with costly disclosure requirements. A “sophisticated investor” is someone with an income of at least A$250,000 … Read more

ESIC RiverPitch attracts a full house and an investment offer

“If you’re looking to invest money into beer, quirky venues, kitchen space, customer feedback, or cardiac rehab – then Brisbane’s RiverPitch last week was the place to be. In a full house of 80 pre-screened investors, venture capital firms, and entrepreneurs, five mostly local Brisbane teams pitched their progress and lofty goals in the hopes of securing a … Read more

AirTree raises $250 million for biggest ever Australian tech VC fund

“AirTree Ventures has closed the largest ever Australian venture capital fund to invest in emerging technology companies, with $250 million raised from investors including two of the country’s leading superannuation funds. The fund is run by two of the country’s best-known tech investors, Daniel Petre and Craig Blair and is AirTree’s second, following an initial $60 … Read more

East-commerce : a journey through China e-commerce and the internet of things (book)


Author: Marco Gervasi East-Commerce is a detailed exploration of China’s e-commerce explosion, and the opportunities it brings for global investors. Written by a recognized authority on e-commerce and technology, this book provides the key to successful investment in this powerful sector. China is creating a deeply connected world that is already shaping global investment and … Read more