Start Ups

Technology startups – top 5 legal considerations

The allure of generating income from a subscription base, operating a marketplace or your own e-commerce venture is strong and for good reason.   The success stories of tech startups and the unicorns in this space are many, but so are the failures.  If this is the path you are considering taking, these are our top 5 legal considerations. [Read more…]

Tax incentives for early stage investors in innovation companies

The Australian Government has tabled the Tax Laws Amendment (Tax Incentives for Innovation) Bill 2016 (Bill) to amend the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) (ITAA).  The purpose of the Bill is to encourage innovation and foster an entrepreneurial and risk taking culture.  According to the summary of the first reading of the Bill it seeks to address the difficulties faced in raising capital by many Australian Early Stage Innovation Companies (ESICs), by connecting relevant start-ups with investors that have both the requisite funds and business experience to assist entrepreneurs in developing successful and innovative companies. [Read more…]

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