How to attract VC investment – From the VCs

By Jack Qi on 03/02/20 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

As part of the 2019 Spark Festival, William Buck hosted “Beyond Series A and B – What Do Advanced Founders Need to Know?”, a panel discussion with some of Australia’s leading venture capitalists (VCs).  Attendees asked panel members for their insights on the VC investment process, from initial introductions through...
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5 ways to determine if your tech business is optimally structured

By Scott Lindeblad on 03/02/20 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Many tech businesses and startups tend to begin their life as one or more founder’s passion to provide a solution for a problem in their immediate surroundings. Before they know it, this ‘solution’ has become a viable business with a significant valuation attached to it. While this is great for...
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Proposed changes to the R&D Tax Incentive

By Dr. Rita Choueiri on 03/02/20 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

On 5 December 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Research and Development Tax Incentive) Bill 2019 was introduced to Parliament. This Bill proposes numerous changes to the R&D Tax Incentive program, some of which are tweaked from the previous Bill proposed (after changes were initially announced in the 2018 Federal Budget)...
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Four tips to secure adequate cash flow for your startup

By Nick Kenny and Karly Whitehead on 03/02/20 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Four in ten startups fail in the first five years of business. CB Insights recently dug into the “post mortems” of 101 failed startups and found that the second most cited reason for failure was that the company ran out of cash. Similarly, the Victorian Government recently announced that 80%...
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5 tips for structuring (and restructuring) startups

By Jack Qi and Alex Zinzopoulos on 03/02/20 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

“I wish I did that to begin with”. Too often we hear those words from founders looking to expand their business or exit, only to realise that they could have (and should have) structured their business in a different way. We know that for founders, funds are tight at the...
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5 tips to maximise SaaS customer renewal rate

By Timothy Maclean and Troy Janissen on 03/02/20 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

How well do you know your customer renewal rate? Also referenced as the ‘Customer Retention Rate’, this is one of the best indicators to understanding how much your business is valued by customers. A renewal or retention rate measures the percentage of customers who will extend their relationship with...
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