Editor's Note

Wednesday 3 October

Oliver Milman /

Every start-up needs a bank, even though the relationship can sometimes be a frustrating one. But it’s rare to find someone with a foot in both camps.

Nick Reade is no normal banker, however. The general manager of SME banking at ANZ has invested in three start-ups and is looking to up his tally to double figures over the coming year.

So what does Reade look for in a start-up, in both his day job and his outside investment interests? Today, we speak to him to get his top tips.

We’ve also got news on an Australian record crowdfunding attempt and some interesting stats that could see consumers flee domestic online retailers for their overseas rivals.

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