The journey of a tech company to IPO – June 2020

By Mark Calvetti on 19/06/20 - Mins to read: 6 minutes

Is an Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) right for you? Assessing if an IPO is right for your tech company requires you to look into the future. You need to know where your business is heading (your vision) and the steps that will help get you there. In essence, it’s...
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Scenario Planning – the COVID-19 Wake Up Call

By Adam Gandel on 19/06/20 - Mins to read: 6 minutes

Many business owners are struggling with the effects the ‘invisible enemy’ is having on their enterprise. Those that had planned for declining economic activity, maybe not as damaging as that being inflicted by COVID-19, were well prepared to make informed decisions to keep their businesses alive. This preparation will also...
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What can startups expect with venture capital (VC) funding?

By Misha Ahuja on 19/06/20 - Mins to read: 6 minutes

Should we look to China for hints as to what will happen with global VC? For our startup community to survive, we need to observe ground zero and monitor the shockwaves hitting regions ahead of us. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Chinese VC deals have taken a plunge and we’re...
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Venture Capital in the wake of COVID-19

By Misha Ahuja on 19/06/20 - Mins to read: 6 minutes

As Australia begins to re-open in the wake of COVID-19, there’s much speculation about the economic impact of the pandemic. With $33 billion of assets under management[i], venture capital (VC) and private equity are key contributors to our national economy but what does a post-pandemic world look like through the...
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Succession planning – realising the wealth of your business

By Mark Calvetti on 19/06/20 - Mins to read: 6 minutes

Without a succession plan in place or clear direction, you’re missing out on opportunities to drive growth, reduce taxes or set the stage for retirement. Succession planning shouldn’t just take place when retirement is in sight. For business owners it should be a vital part of their strategy – even...
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Don’t underestimate the implications of AASB 16 leases

By Timothy Maclean on 19/06/20 - Mins to read: 6 minutes

Since the new leases standard – AASB 16 – came into effect earlier this year, it’s presented several operational challenges with entities now needing to recognise all assets and liabilities arising for all leases, with limited exceptions. These exceptions include short-term leases and leases of low value assets. Expectations Short-term...
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