Tag: start ups

The Power of the Crowd

Stuart and I have been in Israel for the past week for the primary purpose of attending the Our Crowd Investor Summit in Jerusalem.  Our Crowd was the world’s first equity-based crowdfunding platform, and allows accredited investors to provide venture capital funding initially for Israeli, but now global, start-ups. I first met Jon Medved in 2014 […]

At the end of the day it’s all about the people

After more years in business now than I care to remember, I’m firmly of the opinion that the number one factor influencing the success of a transaction is the people involved and the way they work together. Stuart and I have seen this proven out time and time again as we’ve worked our way through […]

Lessons from SharkTankAU

I love the water cooler conversations at our office on Monday mornings now revolve around the previous night’s episode of Shark Tank.There’s a lot of assessment of the worthiness of the business ideas pitched, the often seemingly crazy valuations presented, and the decision of the sharks to invest — or more commonly not — on […]