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Gust – Funding Platform

We work with resources like Gust Gust is the world’s #1 platform for startup funding with over $1.8 Billion invested in startups globally through Gust. Gust’s provides all the tools entrepreneurs need to manage their funding process, from pitch to exit. Upload your pitch video, describe your team, connect with investors, and manage your post-investment [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|All Resources, Funding|0 Comments

Design, Marketing & PR

We collaborate with specialists like Cassette. Cassette advise our portfolio companies on all of their print design and production work and we've been using them exclusively for many years. Cassette are a specialist creative communications agency based in Melbourne, Sydney and Hong Kong.  They offer expert, high quality, cost effective printing solutions — including offshore production. Cassette support us with [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Design, Marketing|0 Comments

Digital Tsunami 3.0

By Roger Sharp, Chairman of APD Group, www.apdgroup.com Directors — is this your Kodak moment? Let’s replay the key themes from my first two Digital Tsunami blogs, to set the scene for what comes next: The first wave of disruption from 2000–2010 affected industries such as music, cameras, above-the-line media, travel and telcos. Some companies think that because they [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Blog, Entrepreneurship, News|0 Comments

Digital Tsunami 2.0

By: Roger Sharp,  Chairman - APD Group www.apdgroup.com In the eye of a perfect digital storm — the impact of smartphones + the sharing economy + crowd-sourcing + connected devices + bullish monetary policy — has brewed serious disruption.   Disruption is a Tsunami Upon Us. And oh, how the little devils have changed our lives. We check them upon waking. We’re buried [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Blog, Entrepreneurship, Investors, News|0 Comments

Digital Tsunami 1.0

By: Roger Sharp, Chairman - APD Group www.apdgroup.com Technological innovations married with commerce has had marked impact on our lives at work, home and play. Ubiquitous digital disruption is happening globally at breakneck speed, fuelled by mobile computing, smart ideas and loose monetary policy. It is here to stay and will continue to revolutionise how we run [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Entrepreneurship, Investors, Strategy|0 Comments

Data Clutter

Don’t be swallowed up whole by monstrous ‘Data Clutter’. Of each new tool and technology that launches — and trust me, there are lots of them — most only improve an existing product incrementally. Yet they are all adding to a cluttered and siloed data ecosystem which businesses must wade through. This disordered array poses one of the biggest [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

Social impact

We collaborate with specialists like Agency. Agency take on strategic creative projects for a more just and equal world. From Sydney to New York, they work on purposeful projects across strategy, communications, design, digital, film and a range of media. Agency is a social business, a non-profit that takes on purposeful projects for a better world. Agency take on [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Impact|0 Comments


We collaborate with specialists like PwC. PwC is one of Australia's leading professional services firms, bringing the power of our global network of firms to help Australian businesses, not-for-profit organisations and governments assess their performance and improve the way they work. Having grown from a one-man Melbourne accountancy practice in 1874 to the worldwide merger of Price [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Strategy|0 Comments

Linkage Projects scheme: faster industry-research collaboration grants

When researchers and businesses decide to collaborate, they want to get working as soon as possible. However, lengthy grant decision processes can slow down or in some cases stop fruitful partnerships. Under the current annual selection for Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects grants, the partners can wait up to nine months from application to [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Funding, Government|0 Comments

The National Innovation and Science Agenda

Extraordinary technological change is transforming how we live, work, communicate and pursue good ideas. We need to embrace new ideas in innovation and science, and harness new sources of growth to deliver the next age of economic prosperity in Australia. The National Innovation and Science Agenda is an important step in the right direction. Read [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|All Resources, Government, Investors|0 Comments