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A man with a unicorn ice cream
Australian startups are doing us proud. Early this year Canva announced unicorn status after raising US$40m for a US$1bn post-money valuation, adding to the short but mighty list of Australian unicorn tech startups. Obviously not every innovative technology company can wear that price tag. There are only 266 tech unicorns in the world right now....
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SheStarts Facebook, LinkedIn and Google
The formula to startup success … Sorry if you came here for the holy grail. What if I told you that there is no “secret to success”? I used to think success was about having a great idea and putting in a shit-load of hard work, but if that were true, then success = idea...
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With over 100 startups launched so far, we’ve learned a lot on the way of what makes an awesome startup. At BlueChilli we are constantly improving our program to make it the best possible way for someone with an idea to start a company.  Here’s our promise to you: We will help you find your...
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Building a tech business is a multidisciplinary problem and requires people with very different skill sets.  You don’t just employ a plumber to build you a home, you need an electrician, a carpenter, a tiler and a whole range of trades and software is no different.  To get your tech business off the ground, BlueChilli...
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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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