A behind the scenes look at what it takes to get funding from one of the world’s biggest investors

It was 8.30pm on a Monday night when Tim Norton got a call from one of the biggest tech investors in the world. Sequoia Capital – the Silicon Valley VC firm that has backed the likes of Apple, Google and Airbnb – was on the line, and they weren’t happy. Sequoia had been in...



Startups and SMEs at the centre of NSW’s $190 million jobs plan with two new grants and support for incubators

Startups and entrepreneurs will be a key part of the NSW government’s plan to create one million new jobs in the state by 2036. NSW Premier Mike Baird released the Jobs for the Future report on Friday along with details of how Jobs for NSW’s $190 million in funding will be dished...



This $US2.8 billion startup gets all of its daily meetings done in 10 minutes

The first, and biggest, mandatory 5-minute meeting of the day. Note the green plush box, which contains the microphone, and which gets tossed to the next speaker. This morning I made another visit to the San Francisco headquarters of Pivotal — the $US2.8 billion...



How to Choose Your Technology Stack

An MVP is all about getting a product into the hands of your customers quickly and learning from their feedback. Importantly, it also hakeerves as a foundation for your engineering team to build on as your company grows. Before any code gets written, you will need to select the...

Conversion Optimisation


How do I stay focused and become successful as an entrepreneur?

  In my opinion, being an entrepreneur is to be a jack of all trades, master of none. My number one goal is to surround myself with people much smarter and more talented then myself. You could say there is nothing special about me in terms of skills and you would probably be...

Google Algorithm Change


Map Lab The Huge, Unseen Operation Behind the Accuracy of Google Maps

  Inside Atlas, Google’s map-editing program, operators can see where Street View cameras have captured images (colored dots), and zoom in with a spyglass tool.  The maps we use to navigate have come a long way in a short time. Since the ’90s we’ve gone from glove boxes...