Should the EU General Data Protection Regulation become the global privacy standard? What does the GDPR mean for your business?

Do we always know when companies collect personal information about us? When we choose to provide personal information, do we know how it will be used and stored? Often we do not. The scale of the problem of improper data collection was illustrated by recent revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a research and marketing firm, likely… Continue reading Should the EU General Data Protection Regulation become the global privacy standard? What does the GDPR mean for your business?

Would my startup benefit from having an advisory board and what is involved?

Thoughtful, committed and brave… startup founders have a problem to solve, solutions to test and a vision of what they seek to achieve. Launching and running a business requires a suite of skills to succeed. With limited time, and the need to spend carefully, how can founders access strategic guidance, high-quality expertise and a sounding board?… Continue reading Would my startup benefit from having an advisory board and what is involved?

Strong capital raising activity amongst Aussie startups: how to ensure you are investor ready

Australian startups are raising millions of dollars of venture capital funding, with recent high profile raises including Canva raising $50.9 million in January 2018, Hyper Anna raising $16 million in August 2017 and Culture Amp raising $26.4 million in June 2017. Hundreds of Australian startups are raising smaller amounts in seed and series A capital… Continue reading Strong capital raising activity amongst Aussie startups: how to ensure you are investor ready

How startups can survive co-founder issues

Recently, Matt Berriman – the co-founder of fast-growth adtech startup Unlockd – wrote an open letter explaining why he was stepping aside as CEO. This shone the media spotlight on the intensity of co-founding a fast-growth company and started a valuable conversation about issues and solutions. This article discusses how to lay strong legal foundations for… Continue reading How startups can survive co-founder issues