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CurrencyVue – Matthew Tyrrell  Matt’s strong background in financial services and business systems proved handy when he was faced with a growing problem that wasn’t going anywhere. He decided it was time to take on the challenge and help bring international payments further into the 21st century. Read on for more insight into where he’s come...
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About three years ago a group of people from the startup ecosystem met with then shadow minster Malcom Turnbull. After the meeting, I blogged about the five things government could do to help Australian startups which were presented and discussed in the 90 minute meeting. Let’s see how we’ve gone. Make it easier to give...
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Having seen a few thousand pitches, mentored 100’s of founders through incubators and accelerators, invested in over 50 startups, both through BlueChilli and privately, and having my on failures on my belt, here’s 8 ways you can f**k up your early stage startup. The good news is they’re all preventable! 1. forget to sell This...
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Your admin needs to support your vision (and valuation) I love good administration. A structured set of documents, all lined up in identical folders with an online cloud mirror with everything scanned and backed up turns me on. I inherited this love from the Navy, where it was called “staff work” and all junior officers...
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Robots vs Zombies, vs Ninjas vs Pirates
The single biggest mistake you can make when you start using Twitter is to use a machine to impersonate you. But to understand why that’s a bad idea, we should first talk about what social media is for. Along the way, we’ll explore something you have in common with Mennonite Christian fundamentalists, Neolithic hunters and the people...
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