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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 Lucy Courtenay posted in investors, investing decision, Investment, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, Investor

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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 3 Part 1 - How to Use Non-Traditional Techniques to Get the Most out of Your Investment, with Tony Surtees

[fa icon="calendar'] 24/01/2018 10:38:38 AM / by CapitalPitch posted in non-traditional, Investment, investing, traditional investment, 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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Understanding Term Sheets

[fa icon="calendar'] 19/04/2017 10:34:00 AM / by CapitalPitch posted in Finance, Investment, Valuation, Legals

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Every month we see hundreds of startups here at CapitalPitch, and I can’t help but notice how few founders truly understand the importance of Term sheets to their business. In response to this, we felt it was necessary to simplify and explain the intricacies of a typical term sheet from an early stage venture capitalist.

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6 Angel Investor Blogs You Should Be Reading

[fa icon="calendar'] 02/11/2016 10:45:00 AM / by CapitalPitch posted in Investor, Podcast, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, Investment, Finance, Fundraising, Raise Capital, Equity

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As an entrepreneur looking for startup capital and advice, it's a good idea to stay connected to as many experts as possible. One way to ensure you have a good handle on all of the venture capital opportunities available to you is to keep up-to-date with angel investor culture. Reading angel investor blogs is a great way to do this, while also gaining valuable new business insights that can help your startup succeed.

These six savvy angel investors have their finger on the pulse of venture capital, and the engaging blogs to prove it:

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Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A funding round means what exactly?

[fa icon="calendar'] 27/07/2016 4:58:50 PM / by CapitalPitch posted in Startup, Fundraising, Entrepreneur, Equity, Family Office, Investment, Raise Capital, Investor, Venture Capital, Pitch to Investors, Valuation

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When scaling up a high growth business there are a series of potential funding rounds required.

These are rounds that a business may go through to raise capital (money) from investors, which will help them grow and expand.  

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