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A View From Inside The World's First PolicyHack

A View From Inside The World's First PolicyHack

Posted by Alex Galin 20 October 2015 @ 2:53PM Miscellaneous

There was a motley crowd of suits, jeans, and cameras loitering outside a CBD office building at 7:50am on Saturday. All keen participants in the world’s first PolicyHack, put together with impressive efficiency by startup accelerator BlueChilli, the office of the Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy, and lobby group StartupAUS.

"This is the app that Malcolm launched"

"This is the app that Malcolm launched"

Posted by Alex Galin 09 October 2015 @ 1:12PM Miscellaneous OMB News

It was a very, very big day. We are honoured that the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, launched OnMarket to a room full of our fintech colleagues and friends. It was standing room only, and with over 200 in attendance there was a palpable buzz in the room.

Wise up Gen Y!

Wise up Gen Y!

Posted by Alex Galin 05 October 2015 @ 11:00AM Investing Insights Miscellaneous

We are the mattress stuffing generation and it’s time to change our habits. We have become so good at saving and so judicious about spending that we put our parents’ generation to shame.

5 Reasons Why Tech Is Not Partying Like It's 1999

5 Reasons Why Tech Is Not Partying Like It's 1999

Posted by Alex Galin 18 December 2014 @ 10:50AM Miscellaneous

Recently, 17 years after the dotcom boom and in the context of a growing technology sector, questions have been raised about whether or not we find ourselves - once again - in a tech bubble. We don’t think so, and here are 5 reasons why.

The Myth of Bookbuilding

The Myth of Bookbuilding

Posted by Alex Galin 14 November 2014 @ 12:10PM Miscellaneous

The Holy Grail for any company issuing new equity is to build a book of investors who understand the company, support the company, and will stick around for more than a week.

Boards Beware: Shareholders at the Gate

Boards Beware: Shareholders at the Gate

Posted by Alex Galin 10 October 2014 @ 1:32PM Miscellaneous

You can be sure you will be watched closely not only by your shareholders, but also by those who represent them - particularly when issuing new equity or buying and selling assets. Best practice corporate governance and a sharp eye on duty of care obligations are a must.

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