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Sep
19

Brave fintech MoneyMe to test the market

Trying to list a financial services company while a royal commission into banking is going on is not for the faint-hearted, but it does not appear to be preventing small financial technology lender MoneyMe from attempting the move. Moneyme.com.au offers personal loans, cash loans, short-term loans and fast cash advances and is attempting to launch […]

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Sep
18

What’s the deal with equity crowdfunding, and should I do it?

What’s changed? The updated legislation passed on September 12, including an amendment from Labor which means it will come into effect in 28 days. Equity crowdfunding will now be available to private companies, but there are still some restrictions. Companies must have less than $25 million in turnover and gross assets, and funds raised will […]

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Sep
17

Are ICOs here to stay? Despite plunging crypto prices and faltering companies, blockchain startups stay bullish

It’s official: the more than 80% decline in cryptocurrency prices over the past eight months has officially trumped the dot-com bust of the early 2000s. Back in the year 2000, the Nasdaq Composite Index’s plunge came in at 78% from peak to trough as share prices for tech companies collapsed. Cryptocurrency poster child Ethereum’s crash […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Blockchain . FinTech . Investing
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Sep
17

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Create Your Own Cryptocurrency

Introduction Did you know, there are different forms of money? Not just real and counterfeit. Those categories were relevant in the 20th century. Now we have Cash money, digital money or money that can be accessed through online mediums, and plastic money which refers credit cards and debit cards. But in the last decade, the […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | Bitcoin . Blockchain . Currency . FinTech
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Sep
17

Crowdfunding reforms bolster investment pool for Aussie businesses

“It’s almost creating Shark Tank for the public, or be your own Shark Tank, which is phenomenal from an innovation perspective in Australia,” says Crowdfunding.com.au founder Chaz Prezident. Private Australian businesses will soon no longer need to become public companies if they want to access crowdfunding to raise equity, following reforms to the Corporations Act […]

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Sep
14

Equity crowdfunding extended to private companies

Businesses wishing to raise money from retail investors will no longer have to convert to an unlisted public company structure, after an amendment to 2017’s equity crowdfunding legislation passed federal Parliament. The legislation, which takes effect in 28 days from Wednesday, allows proprietary companies or unlisted public companies with annual turnover or gross assets of up […]

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Sep
11

Arctic Intelligence reels in $2.8m to fuel global expansion

Arctic Intelligence, a provider of cloud-based audit, risk and compliance platforms, has raised $2.8m in fresh funding. The capital came from high-profile angel investors, comprising of experienced leaders in their field and includes entrepreneurs, career bankers, professional investors, venture capitalists and two ex-CEOs from publicly listed companies. It will allow the RegTech to fast-track its […]

By Reposted by Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing . Venture Capital
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Sep
10

Brutal honesty and collaboration: Life after an equity crowdfund raise

Manrags co-founder Michael Elias has spent the past week preparing to welcome 177 investors on board his business. The Melbourne-based underwear subscription business, which Elias founded with his wife Tina, successfully raised $363,000 two weeks ago through an equity crowdfunding campaign. The raise elevates Manrags into a small cohort of businesses that have successfully closed […]

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