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Australia is getting better at encouraging people to consider a startup. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

It takes a community to raise a startup

Australia is still far too 'arms-length' from the process of starting and growing companies.
Innovation Australia Chairman Bill Ferris. Paul Millar/AAP Image

Politics podcast: Bill Ferris on innovation

Bill Ferris talks about the need for Australia to bring its ideas and inventions to market, and the way to tackle a business culture that fears failure.
Debenhams: one of several quoted companies on the private equity merry-go-round. Karen Roe

The private equity deals that fail to justify ‘fast buck’ strategies

There is an ongoing and very heated debate between the unconditional supporters of private equity and their opponents. It’s not hard to see why. On the surface, these investors can often buy fragile companies…
Large companies are investing in venture capital in the hope of replicating some of the successes of “garage entrepreneurs” like Steve Jobs. Flickr/Blake Patterson

Free to fail: why corporates are learning to love venture capital

Opening a venture capital branch seems to be the new “thing” in the corporate world. While Telstra and Westpac are the new big national players, Google is clearly ahead of the curve, with two distinct…

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