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Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin
Following from my recent post on what we look for in a founder, here’s a quick insight in to what we look for in a business model. We look for business models that can make money the day they’re launched, as sales performance is the ultimate test of a successful startup. We shy away from...
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Evaluating a successful founder is hard work. We adapted research done by Gordon Bell et. al. (with his permission) on successful Silicon Valley founders at later stages and adjusted his model to work on early stage companies.  This work was titled the Bell-Mason diagnostic (ppt). BlueChilli looks at nine characteristics of a founder and asks objective questions...
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Having an online tech company is a kick arse way to achieve massive scale, but only if you know how to work hard at driving the right people to your site.  Yes you can spend a bucket-load on Google Adwords and build traffic to your site, but unless you have a strong content strategy, the only successful...
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Last week I was privileged to have been part of the filming of the first episode of That Startup Show, alongside host Dan Ilic and fellow panelists Bronwen Clune (StartupSmart) and Alan Noble (Google). That Startup Show promises to be a fun and entertaining look in to the Australian Startup culture and ecosystem and is...
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