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Founder Vesting Arrangements Explained!

Founding vesting agreements are common place in the startup world. But why are they required?


New Requirements for Directors in Australia – Director ID

From 1 November 2021 new rules will require directors to apply for a ‘Director ID’


Why is Everyone Updating Their Privacy Policy?

What exactly is a company’s privacy policy and why does it need to be updated?


Key Commercial Law Issues Founders Need to Know

In their efforts founders can often overlook one of the most essential components involved in launching a startup - commercial laws. 


Making Sense of Vaccination Mandates in Victoria

Rules change quickly in the pandemic and the past week in Victoria has been no exception as new rules have come into force requiring many different workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


How to Resolve a Dispute with Your Co-Founders

The dissolving of a partnership can be detrimental to your startup and often results in substantial buy outs and in worse case scenarios lawsuit defamation and lengthy litigation.


Allied Legal: Our Team is Growing

We are excited to announce the latest additions to our startup team – Henry Sinclair, Michael Ibrahim, and Nina Culley.


COVID-19 Grant Update: Grants Now Tax Exempt

Startups, small and medium sized businesses will now be exempt from Commonwealth income tax, following requests made by the South Australian Government.


Female Founders Share Startup Scaleup with Australian Grants

Former grant recipients of the Boosting Female Founders Initiative who have successfully received funding


Global Victoria and Startupbootcamp’s New Victoria-Indian Smart Energy Collaboration

A partnership between Global Victoria and Startupbootcamp sprouted the Victoria-India Virtual Trade Mission event, Melbourne’s first Victoria-India Smart Energy Exchange


Best Ways to Stay Connected During a Pandemic

It has never been more important to remain connected. There are numerous resources and events available to founders hoping to form connections during the pandemic.


Overview of New Vaccination Mandates in Victoria

On 4 October, the Chief Health Officer made orders under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) that will require Operators of certain facilities to ensure their workers are vaccinated against COVID-19 (Covid) by certain dates.


Top 10 Ways Your Startup Can Drive Consumer Behaviour

Consumer behaviour refers to the study of an individual or group’s purchasing behaviour. Understanding consumer psychology or the “why” behind buying behaviour allows ventures to create strategies that will drive consumer behaviour and lead to increased sales.


Leveraging Your Startup’s Strategic Agility in A Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has been both catastrophic and educational for many founders.  The startups who thrived were largely those who adapted and moved quickly to the market disruptions. 


How to Prepare a Startup Pitch

Knowing how to pitch your startup is essential to the success and longevity of your startup. A pitch is a presentation that captures the essence of your startup. It should encapsulate your startup’s business model as well as your vision as a founder. 


How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Digital Marketing

The utilisation of artificial intelligence (AI) within marketing is steadily growing and is only set to increase in the upcoming years This will  ease the workload of marketers in areas such as automation, personalisation, and analytics, saving your team time and streamlining a startup’s marketing campaigns.


How You Can Scale Your Startup to Last

According to Ranjay Gulati and Alicia DeSantola, it is common for founders to become bogged down by the rapid rate at which startups can grow, leading to missteps that are often not identified until it is too late. This can prevent them from entering new markets and hinder the development of new products or services.


How to Make the Most of Your Startup’s Meetings

With many Australian startups now communicating digitally, it has never been more essential for team meetings to be both informative and constructive.


Hiring and Retaining the Right Cultural Fit for Your Startup

Hiring the right cultural fit for you startup is one of the most crucial aspects to consider when scaling your startup. Startups who are motivated to hire and retain the right cultural fit see increased performance, better productivity, improved quality of work, and higher employee morale. 


Startup Resources for First Nation Founders

 Though still a minority within the startup ecosystem, First Nation founders are gradually becoming recognised for their diverse and and innovative startups. 


The Four Types of Artificial Intelligence Explained

Though there is some debate as to whether AI will surpass human intelligence in the next 20 years, it remains ubiquitous that AI will advance beyond menial operative tasks toward more complicated reasoning and human-like functioning.


Leveraging Social Media to Grow Your Startup

With the mass utilisation of social media in all walks of life, there is now inherent power in a thriving social media presence. It would be a waste if your startup was not taking full advantage of its’ potential influence.


Protecting Your Intellectual Property When Expanding Overseas

In Australia you can protect your intellectual property through copyright, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and key agreements. If you are looking to expand your startup overseas, this process becomes more complex.


What Is Cryptocurrency & How Is It Regulated in Australia?

Gradually cryptocurrencies are becoming recognised in the mainstream, with the Australian government legalising digital currencies in 2017. However, due to its’ relative newness, the cryptocurrency landscape is evolving faster than its’ regulatory response. 


Should I Draft My Startup’s Terms and Conditions?

Terms and conditions are an essential component of digital startups as they govern the relationship between their digital offering and client base. Despite their prominence on websites or as parts of digital products, terms and conditions can be an easy thing to get wrong, particularly if you are drafting them without the advice of a commercial lawyer. 


Canva Makes Forbes’ Cloud 100 2021 List

Australian startup Canva has been announced as the world’s third best private cloud company in the annual Forbes 2021 Cloud 100 list. The Australian startup and design platform is just one of just three Australian startups to make the list.


COVID-19: Latest Grants and Funding for Victorian Startups

The Victorian government has announcement a new $807 million business support package in response to Melbourne’s latest lockdown. The new funding round is set to ease the financial strain Melbourne startups and small businesses are facing across the state while restrictions are in force. 


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