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Week Ending 6 November 2016

The Top 10 Most Clicked Posts From Startup Soda:

Editors Note: Scroll Down To Learn How You Can Advertise Your Open Job Position to a Targeted List of Startup Fans For Free.
Number 1:

Ryan Cross from the Startups Sydney Facebook Group compiled a big list (150+) of Australian investment funds into a Google spreadsheet. If are looking to raise your a round it is worth checking out. And if you have raised a round, Ryan would love your help checking and adding to the details in "Australian VC Google Spreadsheet"

Number 2:

Jeremy Liddle from Capital Pitch highlights seven savvy angel investors who have their finger on the pulse of venture capital and outlines the type of content they blog about and why you should follow them in "6 Angel Investor Blogs You Should Be Reading"

Number 3:

Liz Leigh from Startup Daily reports that EY Sweeny and Fintech Australia have released the results of the 2016 fintech census. In this post Liz dives into the numbers and looks at the age, location and amount of capital raised by fintechs, and also breaks down the number of companies founded by men and women in "EY Sweeney and FinTech Australia reveal results of 2016 Census on fintech landscape"

Number 4:

Gina Baldassarre from Startup Daily reports that Melbourne fintech startup Timelio has today announced the raising of $5 million in funding from investors including Thorney Investment Group, former ANZ board director John Dahlsen, and other family offices and high net worth individuals in "Timelio raises $5 million round led by Thorney Investment Group"

Number 5:

Rick Baker from Blackbird VC says that it has been 4 1/2 years since they launched and outlines that their mission is to Supercharge Australia’s most ambitious founders 🚀 and highlights how they are passionately a founder-first fund in "Blackbird Mission and Values"

Number 6:

Dinushi Dias from Startup Smart reports that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission may be looking to increase its power to regulate mergers and acquisitions of local tech startups over concerns that market concentration will kill fair competition and interviews leading plays in the Aussie startup scene to get their thoughts in "What tech entrepreneurs think about the ACCC regulating startup acquisitions"

Number 7:

Paul Towers from Startup Charlie profiles Mentorloop an online platform designed to create a mentoring culture for corporates, SME’s and Universities. Co-founded by Heidi Holmes and Lucy Lloyd the company recently closed a $300,00 funding round at a $2 million valuation from a group of private investors in "STARTUP FEATURE: MENTORLOOP"

Number 8:

Lynn Wood from Idea Spies writes about the ability of startups to garner free media coverage for their companies and how too many fail to take advantage of the opportunities that can arise by being covered or featured in a publication in "Taking advantage of free publicity"

Number 9:

Paul Towers from Startup Charlie summarizes four interesting startups that he profiled in October 2016, including startups aiming to revolutionize where you work, how you save your annual leave, engage with employees and create a corporate mentor program in "Four Interesting Startups We Profiled in October 2016"

Number 10:

Entrepreneur Jon Westenberg shares his hustle manifesto, my favourite point being, When you fail, when you f**k up, you can’t just say you’ve learned a lesson and move on, you also have to take it seriously and burn it into your mind so you never repeat it in "This is my Hustle Manifesto."

Open Positions:

Every Monday we include a list of open positions at Australian Startups in Startup Soda.

If you are an Aussie Startup currently looking for talent drop us an email at with a link to the position and we will include it in tomorrows newsletter.
Curated for your enjoyment by Paul Towers.
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