Funding & Finance

8 Steps to Successful Capital Raising

8 Steps to Successful Capital Raising

How can you speed your way towards successful funding? Obviously write a pitch is the first step. What next? How do you get people to see the pitch? What is Due Diligence and why do you need to prepare for it? What questions could they ask? How do get that final cheque? Read on…

Steps for Disrupting your Industry, the Nimble way

Steps for Disrupting your Industry, the Nimble way

Disruption is a buzzword used to describe innovative strategies implemented by companies.

So what is disruption, and why is it important to your business?

Christopher Koch on the Valuation of Tech Companies in Public Markets

Christopher Koch on the Valuation of Tech Companies in Public Markets

How public markets and venture financing differ.

 

Christopher Koch, Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Freelancer Limited, gave his keynote presentation about the Valuation of Technology Companies in Public Markets at SydStart 2015. This talk was at the start of a heated month of debate in global public markets on the challenges of privately held ‘unicorns’ going public, and just ahead of some key investors’ write-downs of privately held ‘unicorns’, along with the eventful Square and Match IPOs.

Matt Barrie on How to Not Get Screwed in Venture Financing

Matt Barrie on How to Not Get Screwed in Venture Financing

"A friendly Venture Capitalist is not the solution to your problems. You are the solution to your problems."

Where do you think the best place it is to raise money?
a) Friends, Fools and Family
b) Angel Investors
c) Venture Capitalists or,
d) Stock Exchange

If you think it was a trick question. It was.

Craig Blair on Financing Your Startup (A Founder’s and VC’s Perspective)

Craig Blair on Financing Your Startup (A Founder’s and VC’s Perspective)
Without returns, you don’t have venture capital. Without venture capital, you don’t have funding for startups.
~ Craig Blair, AirTree Ventures

Planning to approach a venture capitalist to fund your startup? At the SydStart 2015 workshops, Craig Blair discussed how VCs like AirTree Ventures invest in startups. If you want to know the right way of approaching investors and how they fund businesses, read on and get tips from his presentation.

 

Rory Cunningham on IPO 101: Introduction to the IPO Process

Rory Cunningham on IPO 101: Introduction to the IPO Process

Are you ready to go public?

As the Business Development Manager for the listings at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Rory Cunningham strongly believes that the ASX is an excellent platform for helping Australian technology companies grow. Addressing the SydStart conference audience, Rory said, “We have over 2,000 companies listed and all of them started out somewhere. I am here to encourage more Australian businesses to join the exchange.”