Portugal Angel Investor Tax Reforms – November 2011

Portugal needs more innovative companies and increased exporting capacity as this is the only way to promote the necessary job creation, to maintain the stability of the current economic and social system and to reverse and balance the external debt of the Country. However, for the creation of jobs the entrepreneurial and business ecosystem must […]

Venture Capital and Private Equity Yearbook – AVCAL November 2011

With Australia being one of the few developed economies to successfully weather the global financial crisis, it is unsurprising that the Australian venture capital and private equity (VC and PE) industry has likewise performed commendably in FY2011. Divestment activity in particular has picked up, with a total of 73 companies either partially or fully divested […]

Super Angels Review - Are They Different - ARI October 2011

Super Angels Review – Are They Different – ARI October 2011

The list of great companies that angel investors financed and helped build is enormous; brilliant innovations, great companies, jobs galore. Bell, Ford Motors, Apple, and Google: they all had funding from angels. Without the initial angel investment of Mike Markkula in Apple Computer, for example, Apple might have never launched in a meaningful way. His […]

Mobile Payments and NFC - White Paper - Smart Card Alliance September 2011

Mobile Payments and NFC – White Paper – Smart Card Alliance September 2011

The communication and commerce industries and their supporting technologies have evolved over the past century, changing most dramatically in the last 40 years. Combining the most recent technologies from both industries — mobile phones and e-commerce — results in a product that provides new capabilities and the freedom to conduct commerce in ways that would […]

Mobile Payments Innovate or Perish - AIIA Edgar Dunn September 2011

Mobile Payments Innovate or Perish – AIIA Edgar Dunn September 2011

Mobile payments have certainly evolved from their humble beginnings 15 years ago as an SMS payment method for a can of Coke, today encompassing NFC, remote and P2P payments, amongst others. Despite this progress, however, the industry has still not established a widely-accepted business model that will underpin what is likely to be the fastest […]

Australian Government Releases 2011 Annual Innovation Review

1st Aug 2011. The 2011 Australian Innovation System Review, published by the government, is the second in an annual series of reports, starting in 2010, on the performance of Australia’s national innovation system. Click here to download the report The Innovation System Reports are created as part of the governments response to the landmark 2008 […]