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Jun 19, 2016

Behavioral Innovation, the Need To Pivot, Why We Don’t and What We Can Do About It

Written by Christine Thong and Evan Shellshear

When was the last time you seriously thought about your blue chip investments going broke? At what point will those shares be worth nothing? Although it may sound ridiculous, the question is serious because at the current rate of disruption, it has been predicted that half of the S&P 500 will be replaced over the next 10 years. Where does that leave your investments?

The need and act of a business pivoting is natural. It can almost be seen as a form of corporate evolution. Over the years, the largest businesses only keep their top spots by evolving and chasing the sunrise markets and leaving the sunsets. Intel famously [...]

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Jun 18, 2014

Raising Capital & Term Sheets – what you must know before you sign

Photo Credit – Steve Jurvetson  Ed: The backstory to this photo is at the bottom of the page.

Congratulations, so you’ve found an investor interested in investing in your company? What next!

Paul Miller, corporate partner from Deutsch Miller a boutique law firm with experience in London and Sydney working with investors, venture capital firms and entrepreneurs steps you through some of the legal issues.

Introduction

An experienced investor or early stage fund will provide you with a “Term Sheet” for you to consider.  In certain situations you may be asked to provide a Term Sheet.  The principal terms of the Investor’s investment into your company will [...]

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Feb 14, 2014

Syndicated Equity Crowdfunding for Startups takes off in UK & Europe

The following guest post is by David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private equity firm, and The Soho Loft, a financial media company.

How does one become an angel investor?

There is no university where one can learn angel investing. However, crowdfunding is creating a unique path for learning through a system calledsyndicate funding. A growing trend in the U.K. and other parts of Europe, such as Belgium and Italy, this system allows professional business angels and crowd investors to participate on the same deals.

Syndicate Room (SR) and the Cambridge Capital Group (CCG) joined together third quarter of this year to leverage [...]

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Oct 30, 2013

AngelEd Sydney 2013 – Teaching Angel Investors to make better technology investments

In Australia too often Angel Investors have to play the role of a Venture Capitalist for technology startups, given we have only a handful VC funds in Australia with capital for very early stage ventures. (drive around the car park at the end of Sandhill Rd in Silicon Valley and you will find more VC firms than we have in Australia).

We simply don’t have the depth of institution money for this asset class to justify a big field of venture capitalist’s and I believe that between the growth of Angel Investors and Crowdfunding,  the Australian Venture Capitalist will become less relevant as time goes on.

Over the years I have been both impressed [...]

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