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Emlyn Scott

Emlyn Scott
Founder & Managing Director at CapitalPitch. Co-Founder & Director OpenMarkets (www.openmarkets.com.au) – Australia’s second largest and fastest growing online broker. Former CEO of the National Stock Exchange of Australia (www.nsxa.com.au) – Australia’s second largest listing stock exchange

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Episode 2 Part 3 - How to Value a Startup in Under 10 Seconds

[fa icon="calendar'] 18/01/2018 3:39:00 PM / by Emlyn Scott posted in company, value, venture capital method, management, Podcast

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Episode 2 Part 2 - China, Malaysia and Growing the Startup Investment Ecosystem in Australia

[fa icon="calendar'] 16/01/2018 10:01:31 AM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Investment, Podcast, Investor

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Episode 2 Part 1 - Knowing When to Quit, and the Value You Can Take from Hard Lessons

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/12/2017 7:02:32 PM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Investment, Podcast, Investor, Angel Investors

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An Easy Guide on How To Evaluate Your Startup using the Valuation Canvas

[fa icon="calendar'] 22/11/2017 8:00:00 AM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Startup, Investment, Valuation, Equity, Raise Capital, Venture Capital, Fundraising

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The Valuation canvas is a nice easy way for investors and entrepreneurs to value a startup using four well known valuation tools. It empowers investors to check the valuation of a startup and avoid overpaying and hurting their possible investment returns. It also brings some simple rigor to the often dark arts of startup investing and valuations. You can find this resource HERE.

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The Network Benefits of Family Office Investors

[fa icon="calendar'] 28/06/2017 10:30:00 AM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Family Office

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Startups, especially those involved in FinTech, need funding. Depending on the individual play, that need for funding can be significant.

So where do you find it?

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Finding the Right Help for Startup Funding

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/05/2017 10:30:00 AM / by Emlyn Scott

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Behind anyone who has accomplished something great, you will most often find another someone who was instrumental in helping them to achieve those goals. It could be an Olympic champion, a great leader or a successful business owner. The bottom line is that we don't get to where we are going without a little help along the way.

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Angel Investors - Not Just About the Capital

[fa icon="calendar'] 08/02/2017 11:00:00 AM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Angel Investors

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You have a good business - it's new but it is up and running and doing well. You are at a point where you need to increase your production capabilities and your marketing budget to become a more profitable company and a force in your industry. The goal here is that you need to raise capital to accomplish both these goals. How do you find the needed capital?

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How To Choose The Best Angel Investor For Your Startup

[fa icon="calendar'] 18/01/2017 10:30:00 AM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Startup, Angel Investors, Investor, Equity, Venture Capital

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Your startup’s future hinges upon your ability to secure two key ingredients for success: money and great people. Angel investors are among the best resources for these, however, angel investors vary widely in their expertise and abilities. Below is a look at the top qualities to seek in an angel and some key traits to avoid as you meet potential investors.

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Who are the best angel investors in Australia?

[fa icon="calendar'] 26/09/2016 11:00:23 PM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Investor, Angel Investors

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Being an investor, advisor and founder of several companies I can say that having smart, motivated, connected and culturally aligned investors is such an incredible benefit to a startup.

The right investors can make all the difference. The doors they can open and the credibility they can give founders cannot be understated. I’ve seen startups that have no track record or traction meet and negotiate huge deals with some of the biggest companies in the world because of the assistance of their advisory board.

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What are the best fundraising ideas for your new business?

[fa icon="calendar'] 31/08/2016 2:30:00 PM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Startup

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There is a plethora of articles out there with lists of ways for startups to raising capital like here, here and here.

Some suggestions are more unusual and creative like getting your potential clients to pay upfront, business plan competitions (and the like) and perhaps even rewards based crowdfunding platforms. Others like government grants are fantastic if available and not to difficult to source, as they don’t dilute you.

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