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Startup founder showing her app to a BlueChilli employee
Listed software solutions company Ookami (ASX:OOK) has taken a strategic stake in Sydney-based blockchain startup, BronTech by announcing a $1M strategic investment. Backed by BlueChilli’s SheStarts program, BronTech disrupts the traditional data brokerage models such as those offered by Equifax, Experian and Acxiom by empowering people to capture the monetary value of their personal information....
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Investors now have another reason to back startups with new tax deductions and capital gains tax exemptions through Australia’s leading accelerator program now that BlueChilli has been approved as Australia’s first Early Stage Investment Company (ESIC) eligible accelerator program by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) through a private ruling. Under the ATO rules, sophisticated investors...
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(The following advice pertains to Australian tech startups in 2017. The future may be different and other markets [eg SF] definitely are different.)  Short answer: You can raise investment with a SAFE note or convertible note in Australia, but you may find it harder to raise your round. Longer answer: In a priced equity round,...
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  Writally- Cas McCullough Cas McCullough, founder and CEO of Writally, is on a mission to make terrible business blogs a thing of the past! While ‘publish or perish’ used to only apply to professional authors and academics, in the current digital market landscape it now applies to almost everyone. As a successful, published author with...
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ResponSight – Jeff Paine  With a rich history in startups, corporate life and even the creative world, Jeff set out to do the one thing he hadn’t done yet; be a solo founder in an accelerator program. He had been facing the same human-centered tech security challenges for over a decade and when the Disrupt@Scale...
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I’ve seen quite a few pitch decks now, and one thing I see quite frequently is how often the terms pre-money and post-money valuation are confused and inconsistency when expressing a valuation as a percentage. So let’s clear a few things up. Pre-money is the current valuation of the company before the investment.  Post-money is the...
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Collaborate Corporation Limited (Collaborate or the Company) (ASX: CL8) is pleased to announce it has expanded its reach into the rapidly expanding fintech industry through an initial investment in peer-to-peer SME lending platform FundX (www.FundX.com.au). FundX will also license Collaborate’s PeerPass platform as part of its funding assessment process Collaborate has made an initial investment of $150,000 in...
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agritech in the field
When we chose to focus on agribusiness for this round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge, I admit I was a touch nervous. We’ve been sticking seeds in the dirt and collecting animals in our communities for centuries without deviating too far from the original methods. Sure, the opportunity for innovation in agribusiness is huge —...
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One of BlueChilli’s first companies, TokenOne, has secured a third round of funding lead by Singtel Innov8. TokenOne is the Identity Assurance Platform provider that simplifies multi-factor authentication by replacing passwords and other security technologies with a single, simple software-based solution to access multiple services. The investment, lead by one of the world’s largest telcos,...
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There’s nothing I hate more than hearing “there’s no Venture Capital in Australia” from the peanut gallery. This type of commentary does nothing to improve the situation – so I decided that at BlueChilli, we would do something about it.  Because we don’t whinge about the status quo – we get down and change it. The “Brain...
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