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Episode 11 Part 4 - Chris Sang on the benefits to of a pivot.

[fa icon="calendar'] 31/07/2018 8:00:00 AM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Startup, Venture Capital, Entrepreneur, Podcast, investing, investors

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The term “pivot” has been a buzz word in the startup space for many years, with the perception ranging from mild to extraordinary. There a reasons why a startup may choose to pivot and as an investor, it should be expected within the portfolio. But what are the benefits of a pivot? And why is it necessary for a Startup to pivot? In this article we will explore some of the reasons and benefits of a Startup pivot:

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Episode 11 Part 3 - How to pick a Unicorn Startup

[fa icon="calendar'] 24/07/2018 8:00:00 AM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Startup, Venture Capital, Entrepreneur, Podcast, investing, investors

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Now, if picking a unicorn startup was easy, then everyone would do it! :-)

But there are certain criteria and characteristics that you can look for within a Startup, which can assist you in picking a good startup, that may (one day?!) turn into the elusive unicorn.

A potential Unicorn from an investors perspective:

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Episode 11 Part 2 - Benefits of investing in Venture Capital

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/07/2018 9:48:49 AM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Startup, Venture Capital, Entrepreneur, Podcast, investors

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Investing by following a lead investor, with a track record for successfully investing in Startups, is a great way to learn about the asset class and achieve a return.


In a recent article published by me in the AFR - Why you shouldn’t be an angel investor in startups, Australian early stage angel investors often treat startup investing like horse racing. They punt with money they are willing to lose and approach the investment with a lack of discipline which leads to very poor returns.

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Episode 11 Part 1 - Chris Sang on Australian Startups in USA Accelerator programmes

[fa icon="calendar'] 03/07/2018 10:51:06 AM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Startup, Venture Capital, Entrepreneur, Podcast, investors

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Many startups today look to accelerator programmes to give their business the “jump start” they need to get ahead.

Starting a business is really hard!

So an accelerator programme can open doors, connect the founders with people people that can help, provide opportunities for growth and enable founders to test the market/product offering in a supported environment.

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Why you shouldn't be an angel investor in start-ups

[fa icon="calendar'] 27/06/2018 10:35:43 AM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Investor, Venture Capital, Angel Investors, Investment, investing decision, investors

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Australian early stage angel investors often treat start-up investing like horse racing. They punt with money they're willing to lose, but this approach has led to a lack of discipline and very poor returns.

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Episode 10 Part 4 - Deepak Natarajan on Startup Investing opportunities in Southeast Asia

[fa icon="calendar'] 18/06/2018 8:00:00 AM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Startup, Venture Capital, Entrepreneur, Podcast, investors, business

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Episode 10 Part 3 - Deepak Natarajan on Private v’s Corporate Venture Capital

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/06/2018 1:49:33 PM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Startup, Venture Capital, Entrepreneur, Podcast, investors, business

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Episode 10 Part 2 - To be a Unicorn Startup, you need to think globally.

[fa icon="calendar'] 05/06/2018 8:00:00 AM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Startup, Venture Capital, Entrepreneur, Podcast, investors, business

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Episode 10 Part 1 - The 13 year technology cycle of Silicon Valley

[fa icon="calendar'] 29/05/2018 8:00:00 AM / by Jeremy Liddle posted in Startup, Venture Capital, Entrepreneur, Podcast, investors, business

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Episode 9 Part 3 - Elaine Stead on VC in Australia: Why now is a great time to get involved

[fa icon="calendar'] 22/05/2018 8:00:00 AM / by Amplify Team posted in Startup, Venture Capital, Entrepreneur, Podcast, investors, business

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