Editor's Note

Wednesday 5 September

Oliver Milman /

Ever walked away from a meeting with a potential investor feeling that you’ve been fed a line?

If so, you’re not alone. Investors regularly trot out ambiguous lines to entrepreneurs, with reality often failing to match your sky-high hopes.

In the investment “dance”, the truth can become a little obscured. To help you see past the bull dust, we’ve picked out the top 10 lies told by investors to start-ups – and explain what they really mean.

If, after reading this, you still fancy chancing your arm, there’s a new $50,000 pitching competition set to take place in Sydney, while there’s a warning over Australia’s new patent regime.

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