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New start-up fund affords investors tax breaks

New start-up fund affords investors tax breaks

With the launch of its second co-investment fund, this month, Sydney Angels is seeking to raise between $10 and 20 million to invest in high-growth potential early-stage ventures. Sidecar Fund 2 follows the first Sidecar Fund, which Sydney Angels launched in 2012. Sidecar Fund 1 attracted $10 million in capital from outside investors, to invest […]

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Smart capital: the case for seeking start-up funding from investors who lend their smarts

Smart capital: the case for seeking start-up funding from investors who lend their smarts

By seeking out ‘smart capital’, as distinct from seed funding, early stage SMEs can enhance their business acumen, avoid unnecessary start-up mistakes and increase their appeal to prospective investors, according to Kylie Hammond, founder and CEO of Director Institute. “Smart capital is money from an individual or group of individuals who can, by sitting on an investor […]

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Investible co-founder Trevor Folsom on the value created by astute start-up investors

Investible co-founder Trevor Folsom on the value created by astute start-up investors

By supporting the local start-up ecosystem, angel investors not only stem brain drain but keep IP in Australia. According to Trevor Folsom, co-founder of Sydney-based start-up generator Investible, problems arise when investors are seduced by opportunities that see them invest ‘too heavily and too early”.  This month, Investible launched First Angel, a 12-month educational program aimed […]

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Pitching for funding: hitting the right note

Pitching for funding: hitting the right note

The startup world is alive and bustling with entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators and a growing network of support industries. The Startup Economy study undertaken by PwC and commissioned by Google highlights that with the right support and growth, this could contribute over $100 billion to GDP and create over half a million new jobs by 2033. One of […]

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