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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
2024 edition: Australian tech companies valued at $100M+
From unicorns to breakout stars, expats returning, and a local ecosystem that celebrates the success of their mates, Australia’s startups are growing faster than ever.
March 28, 2024
Lists & databases
Level up your fundraise materials with a Business FAQ
Could a Business FAQ be the antidote to your problems?
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.
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What to include in your startup's data room
Create a data room that clearly tells your startup's story and enables investors to easily build a strong investment case for funding.
Guides & how-to’s
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How to administer ESOPs across borders
Sorting your ISOs from your NSOs and RSUs, your SIPs from your SAYEs and more.
Guides & how-to’s
B2B blueprint for expansion into the US
Crowdsourcing insights on the who, what, when, where and how of expanding into the US.
Guides & how-to’s
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Pricing strategies to accelerate profitable growth
A compelling case for determining price before you design your product.
Guides & how-to’s
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How to build a sales pitch that wins
Sales pitches don't have to suck.
Guides & how-to’s
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2024 edition: Australian tech companies valued at $100M+
From unicorns to breakout stars, expats returning, and a local ecosystem that celebrates the success of their mates, Australia’s startups are growing faster than ever.
Lists & databases
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Level up your fundraise materials with a Business FAQ
Could a Business FAQ be the antidote to your problems?
Documents & legal templates
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From ideas to icons: A reflection on the last ten years of ANZ tech
Craig, Elicia, James and John reflect on Airtree’s journey and the last decade of tech in Australia and New Zealand. 
Industry trends & analysis
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Meet our seventh cohort of Explorers
Introducing Explorer Cohort 7! These diverse angels are ready to support you on your founder journey.
Lists & databases
What Aussie startups need to know about the Delaware Flip
Moving your startup to the US doesn't need to cause a flipping nightmare. Here's what you need to know before you get started.
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.
Insights & expertise
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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.
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