Why your budget and financial model matters in startup

Why your budget and financial model matters in startup

Sometimes, the startup financial plan feels like an afterthought, a due diligence item to tick off. A bunch of numbers that are going to be wrong anyway. The most important number is the huge global market you’re going to conquer, right? Wrong. If I can’t see a considered, strategic plan towards that market, I’m afraid I don’t believe you. Here are some things to think about when creating your financial plan. 

The risk for women of not pursing an entrepreneurial future

The risk for women of not pursing an entrepreneurial future

Powerful pathways towards entrepreneurialism will ensure women have an equal opportunity to succeed in corporate leadership, venture creation and the future of work. The pathways are many but each requires us to embrace risk and focus on doing over thinking. If we act, we succeed or fail. Regardless of whether we succeed or fail, we’ll be far more prepared for the future.

5 key technology traps to avoid for non-technical founders.

5 key technology traps to avoid for non-technical founders.

Ever heard of the saying, “you don’t know what you don’t know”? If you’re a first-time founder, you’ll engage with this statement almost daily as you try to move ahead. If you’re a tech startup with no tech experience in-house, it poses a pretty significant challenge. Here are 5 tips to save you from #TechDisaster.

A good time to pass the MoneyBrilliant baton on

A good time to pass the MoneyBrilliant baton on

This week we reached a milestone agreement that will see our venture partner AMP take full ownership of our startup, MoneyBrilliant. This follows on from their initial investment of $1.5m in 2014. Here are my reflections on this wonderful journey as I now pass the baton of leadership on to AMP.