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Startup Focus books were literally everywhere last week, as we handed out hundreds of books to those who attended the largest startup conference in Australia.* SydStart proudly welcomed over 1000 attendees, to the annual tech focused conference at their new home, at the Hilton. The full Pollenizer team were at the event, mulling between the different floors of activity from a very early start. There was almost too much on offer, with multiple morning meetups, two floors of

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We will be giving away a Startup Focus book to everyone attending Sydstart 2014. That’s right, for free. Come to the swag table (the registration desk area) to get your copy. Startup Focus is a practical, hands-on manual to help you focus and guide you through the life-cycle of a startup. It’s packed with tips, tools, case studies and action items to get you thinking and scribbling. See you at

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There's perhaps nothing more discouraging than not being able to find the investment you need to continue to develop your startup. The flipside is that investors all have different approaches and preferences. At the recent AngelEd Conference, two very different investors shared their approach with FLT. The high-risk investor – Andrey Shirben, SYD Ventures Since the age of 19, Andrey Shirben has been an angel investor. Striking it lucky early with Storwize, which was acquired

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