The science of growth : how Facebook beat Friendster–and how nine other startups left the rest in the dust (book)

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Author: Sean Ammirati The lean entrepreneurship movement has captivated Silicon Valley and entrepreneurs across the country. It’s provided an agile framework to develop the right product solution for a given target market, and is now used by almost every fledgling company to do just that. The next challenge is growth – to achieve the financial … Read more

Raising Your Seed Round? Be Long-Term Greedy

“Over-optimizing for the long-term plan over the immediate will land an entrepreneur in trouble, but fundraising is one area where it pays dividends to have a long-term mindset. Remarking on the dangers of over-planning while running a startup, successful entrepreneur turned successful VC Josh Kopelman notes simply, “Every business plan is wrong.”.” Read more Alex Mittal Inc. 30 Mar 2016

Show Me The Money : How to Find the Cash to Get Your Business Off the Ground (ebook)

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Authors: Martin Rigby, David Gill, Alan Barrell In difficult markets and uncertain times, entrepreneurial ideas thrive. Usually highly ingenious at identifying new opportunities, entrepreneurs are extremely adept at sowing successful seeds in the otherwise rockiest of grounds. But ideas can only get you so far and many entrepreneurs fail when they come to the major … Read more

Find-Me secures $3 million in funding to help care for those with dementia

“A Brisbane-based wearables startup that helps monitor and care for people with dementia has secured a $3 million investment from OneVentures, as the VC firm turns its attention to larger later-stage funding. Find-Me has developed the Carer’s Watch, an “all-in-one personal response system” fitted with a GPS tracker and fall detector. It’s estimated that 60% of dementia … Read more

Blue Sky Venture Capital raising $200 million fund to back tech startups

“ASX-listed investment group Blue Sky Venture Capital is trying to raise $200 million to fund expanding technology firms and keep more successful local companies at home for longer. The fund will be the third, and by far the largest for Blue Sky, which is basing the fund around institutional investors, including an increasing interest from superannuation … Read more

‘Greedy, nasty’ venture capital sector stunting Australia’s start-ups, says computing guru

“One of the most celebrated figures in the history of the computing industry, and a founding father of the internet, has taken aim at Australia’s attitude to venture capital, describing local investors as “greedy” and “nasty”, accusing them of imposing excessive terms when backing domestic technology entrepreneurs. Gordon Bell, 81, who has been described by … Read more

Three $200 million Aussie funds have launched so far this year. Is this a welcome change in the weather for startups?

“The announcement that Blackbird Ventures had raised $200 million for its second fund was big news on September 15. For a brief couple of weeks or so it was the largest tech startup-focused VC firm in Australia; fellow $200 million fund Brandon Capital focuses on HealthTech through its Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF). Two days ago, SEEK … Read more