As one founder notes, COVID has “made me want to do more exercise to get out of the house and have more time to myself.”
Despite the effects of the pandemic, a record amount of venture capital was invested in Australian startups in the first half of 2020, with 92 deals recorded.
As the guardians of capital – the fuel that founders need to launch and scale-up their ventures – VCs are the adjudicator for startup success.
Venture Capital investment in Australian startups continues to trend upwards, but we need to go further, faster if we want to become a global leader.1
While boards are more often associated with corporate governance, when to comes to transitioning from startup to scale-up they can be an important lever for growth.
I was in my early 30s when I experienced what can only be described as burnout. I hit a wall, both literally and figuratively, that wall was a hospital room in St Vincent’s.2
There are few pursuits in which individual leadership plays as critical a role as building a high-growth venture. A founder’s vision, product development skills and ability to sell will literally…1