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Communicating the value of ESOPs to employees
ESOPs are misunderstood and undervalued by employees. But the good news is effective communication can solve for this.
Our seed stage term sheet
A plain vanilla, straight-up-the-fairway term sheet.
Airtree's Summer reading list – 2023 edition
Our recommendations span several genres, from a healthy dose of self-improvement to new fiction favourites and some classics.
December 13, 2023
Lists & databases
Pros and cons of PEOs for ANZ startups
To PEO or not to PEO, that is the question.
November 9, 2023
Guides & how-to’s
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Fundraising in the US—Investor list
Looking for US investors for your startup? Here's a list of venture capital firms, accelerators and private equity funds to get you started.
Lists & databases
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Airtree Press Part 1: Exporting Ambition
The Aussie and Kiwi startups taking on the world, and making technology our greatest export.
Industry trends & analysis
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Airtree Press Part 2: Unwavering Momentum
The growth in users, revenue and impact that comes with disrupting incumbents and revolutionising the status quo.
Industry trends & analysis
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Airtree Press Part 3: Omnipresent Innovation
The tech behind the scenes that underpins our everyday activities, making things safe, efficient and accessible.
Industry trends & analysis
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Airtree Press: 2023 year in review
From blue sky thinkers who’ve spotted a new gap, to the founders deftly navigating the rocky road to success.
Industry trends & analysis
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Airtree's Summer reading list – 2023 edition
Our recommendations span several genres, from a healthy dose of self-improvement to new fiction favourites and some classics.
Lists & databases
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Field notes: Engineering efficient growth
Capital efficiency > top-line growth. Here are the metrics to manage.
Industry trends & analysis
The Halo Effect — Judy Anderson-Firth
A pocket money side hustle was the catalyst for Judy's entrepreneurial journey.
The Halo Effect — Ben Armstrong
Most angels aspire to build a portfolio with 20-40 investments. Ben Armstrong has gone a ways further.
How to choose the right US work visa for Australians
Your guide to getting boots on the ground in the US.
Guides & how-to’s
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Pros and cons of PEOs for ANZ startups
To PEO or not to PEO, that is the question.
Guides & how-to’s
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Angel syndicates 101
Smaller cheques. Amplified capital. Access to deal flow. Here’s why you should consider joining an angel syndicate.
Guides & how-to’s
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The Halo Effect — Kylie Frazer and Rachael Neumann
The dynamic duo behind Flying Fox Ventures share their path to becoming angel investors, investment philosophy and why they're lobsters.
How to perform due diligence as an angel investor
Do your DD like a pro by asking these big questions.
Guides & how-to’s
Marketing across borders
Building global marketing strategies is like baking a cake.
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A guide to deal sourcing for angel investors
There’s no singular “right” way to do deal sourcing. Here’s a few approaches to try and see what sticks.
Guides & how-to’s
The Halo Effect — Maxine Minter
Angel investor, syndicate leader, founder, and now the first solo female GP in Australia. We ask Maxine what it's like wearing all these hats.
A founder's advice for expanding into the US
From idea to $2 billion exit in 6 years, Sam Kroonenburg shares his top international expansion tips.
Insights & expertise
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How to create a parental leave policy
Here's how to build an attainable and commercially-viable parental leave policy for your startup.
Guides & how-to’s
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Angel Investing 101
The who, what, when, where and how of angel investing.
Guides & how-to’s
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Getting started with ESG as an early-stage venture
We’ve all heard of the rise of ESG in business, but how do we go from talking about it in theory to doing something in practice?
Guides & how-to’s
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Meet our sixth cohort of Explorers
A huge welcome to Explorer Cohort 6! These angel investors are ready to take your pitches.
Lists & databases
Evolving yourself as CEO for the next stages of growth
Did you embrace the title of CEO from day one? Or figuring out if it fits now? Ben Thompson shares his experience.
Insights & expertise
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Communicating the value of ESOPs to employees
ESOPs are misunderstood and undervalued by employees. But the good news is effective communication can solve for this.
Guides & how-to’s
Building the bank of the future – Our investment in Constantinople
Macgregor and Dianne are on a mission to radically simplify how banks run and operate.
Investor notes
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A grant writer’s guide to winning grant funding
Get in on the non-dilutive-cheap-capital grant action.
Guides & how-to’s
Crafting your ESOP: Key terms and best practice
Here are the key ESOP elements and terms we most commonly see across our 100+ portfolio companies.
Guides & how-to’s
How to put impact into action
Our approach to building a DEI strategy for teams looking for inspiration on how to put impact into action.
Guides & how-to’s
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How to choose the right employee share scheme structure for your startup
Figuring out the right scheme isn't rocket science, but it can be fiddly, so let's save you from the headache.
Guides & how-to’s
ESOP template doc for Aussie startups
Get your whole team thinking and acting like an owner with equity–we’ve got the docs to get you started.
Documents & legal templates
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