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Apr
16

Fintech numbers causing a revolution

According to sources at disruptive Real Estate platform Next Address, the implementation of Fintech equity crowdfunding has sent their chatbots into overdrive with record enquiries and investors jumping on board. Julie O’Donohue, founder of the Australian company says it’s all about opportunity and empowering people. “People are loving the concept of helping us grow, investing directly with us from just $250 with a few perks that are making everyone smile. It has taken hard work by our entire team to make our platform the best, and now we are getting validation from everyday Aussies wanting to get on board. We made Next Address for the people, and now those very […]

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Apr
11

Initial coin offerings challenge traditional venture capital

Satoshi Nakamoto, whoever he or she is, probably didn’t consider the effect blockchain would have on the innovation ecosystem when they launched the first usable blockchain in 2009. Regardless, amid all the cryptocurrency hype, it’s clear a new pathway for start-ups is emerging. With a growing number of technology projects turning to initial coin offerings (ICOs) for fundraising, it seems the whole “idea-to-market” process has been turned on its head – revolutionising the lean start-up methodology: Decades ago it used to be the case of “build something, get funded, market it”. The lean method tried to lower the founder’s risk by decreasing the costs to market and introducing the idea […]

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Apr
10

Founded by the crowd: the new way to invest in Australian businesses

Equity crowdfunding is a relatively new way for Australians to invest. It’s a smart way to collect donations for a charity cause or raise capital for new products and with recent changes to Australian investment laws, crowdfunding platforms can now be used to raise equity capital for a business startup. This change opens a new funding stream for fledgling creative companies to gain investors and get their idea into the marketplace faster. So what opportunities and pitfalls are there for businesses who are considering equity crowdfunding? Three forms of crowdfunding There are three forms of crowdfunding and first up is, Donation or Charity based Crowdfunding, which has been available to […]

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Apr
06

Private Equity and Venture Capital technology investments key for investors

Chief Executive Officer of Crestone Wealth Management Michael Chisholm says investor access to the quickly growing technology sector is an important investment and social consideration in the current market cycle. Mr Chisholm said access to private equity or venture capital funds, which are uncorrelated to traditional asset classes, can help cushion portolios against any equity market downturn. Crestone recently invited a group of Australia’s leading venture capital (VC) investors to provide their views on technology. The panel included Paul Bassat, Co-Founder and Partner from Square Peg Capital, Daniel Petre, Co-Founder and Partner from AirTree Ventures, Niki Scevak, Managing Director and Founder from Blackbird Ventures, Emma Weston, Co-Founder and CEO from […]

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Apr
04

New Pelikin app fits the bill for globetrotting millennials

Digital banking start-up Pelikin aims to reshape the way people save, send and spend their money in Australia and while travelling abroad. The company’s slogan is “spend like a local”. It will be targeting “digital natives” with its app and debit card. It hopes to launch by mid-2018 and is currently seeking expressions of interest for investment on Birchal, an Australian equity crowdfunding platform. “Acting as a transactional base for funds, Pelikin wants to create a seamless digital experience between everyday banking and travel banking; an important element for a younger market who are known for their tech-savvy and globetrotting lifestyle,” the company explains. It is currently beta testing features […]

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Apr
03

PrimaryMarkets offers liquidity for local unicorns

PrimaryMarkets is a platform for delivering liquidity to unlisted securities and investments, matching buyers and sellers in a secure controlled environment.

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Mar
30

Fintech and Property: What You Need to Know

Using Fintech in the property industry Australians embrace technology in everyday life and they expect it to be part of everything they do. For the last three years, Fintech has been one of the fastest growing industries in Australia, with the number of registered companies growing from around 100 in 2015 to 600 in 2018. With the rapid growth of the industry in Australia, the door is open for the property industry to benefit. What Fintech products will the property industry gain the most benefit from? Data Analytics: Using information and data from Fintech platforms will help advisors and agents to make informed decisions for their clients. They will be […]

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Mar
29

Crowdfund laws delayed, again

Legislation extending equity crowdfunding to private companies has been delayed again despite enjoying bipartisan support, meaning the new regime won’t come into effect until at least September, a year after the bill was first introduced to Parliament. The amendments to the Corporations Act allowing private Australian companies to undertake an equity crowdfunding round were passed by the lower house in late February after first being introduced in September last year. The bill was set to be debated – with the expectation that it would pass – in the Senate on Monday night, but was put off as a result of the ongoing debate surrounding the government’s planned company tax cut. […]

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