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Private Equity and the GFC, something good

Private equity and early stage investing are travelling better since the GFC. Couple of reasons, amongst others ... Valuations in non-internet businesses have come down considerably post GFC. When the market is buoyant valuations based on owners expectations tend to have more hype in them. With investors being more discerning the downturn has made it [...]

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Before we get into lighter and faster early stage venture capital some career advice. When my Dad gave me career advice he said ... this is what you do: Get an Accounting Degree Join a Public Company Work your way up to Managing Director Be rewarded with a job for life, a Jaguar car and [...]

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The amount of early stage funding entrepreneurs have needed to raise capital has changed markedly in the last two years. Why? Well mostly start-up infrastructure is a lot cheaper. Meaning early stage funding requirements are generally lower. Reasons being: Outsourcing Cloud computing Ability to work from Home Skype, Instant messaging, Web conferenceing Social Media for [...]

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Business Start Up Funding Needs Reducing

Funding Requirements for Start up Businesses on an individual entity basis are trending down primarily due to technology gains and savings. This means that Startup business dont need to chase as much when raising capital. One of the main reasons is that with smart phones, cloud computing, outsourcing, virtual assistants and shared facilities it just [...]

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ASSOB History and Capital Raising

Tony Puls the Founder of ASSOB has been fighting the crusade to make it easier for unlisted companies to raise funds easily for a long time. Here is a clip from the archives from 1992!

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Preshafoods is no longer capital raising so I can tell you a little about it. A good start is to watch the ABC TV Inside Business show. At the top of the article is the 'Play video' button. In this interview Andrew Gibb, Managing Director of Preshafood advises the rational behind listing on ASSOB. The [...]

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