Monday 6 June 2011

Is the VC Market dying? "Start Up Smart"

Is the VC Market dying? "Start Up Smart"

A few years ago, the funding scenario for an innovative start-up was simple. Get a bank loan to get yourself started before turning to a grateful Australian-based VC who will help propel your business into the big time, in return for a juicy equity cut, of course.

However, this tried-and-tested formula is undergoing a radical shift. Declining VC activity in Australia, strong interest from US investors and the plummeting cost of setting up and establishing a business are bringing great opportunities, as well as uncertainties, to Aussie start-ups.

“Venture capital is broken in this country at the moment,” states Rowan Gilmore, CEO of the Australian Institute for Commercialisation.

View the full article at: Start Up Smart

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AIC Commercialisation Masterclass - Brisbane - 28th July 2011

This workshop will assist participants to derive full value from their research and is designed for those with an understanding of commercialisation principles.



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