crowd funding

Nov
09

Equity Crowdfunding: A Fintech Story

  by Steve Kourabas* Digital Revolution The period following the global financial crisis of 2008 has brought with it massive changes to the digital economy. Almost every human interaction, and almost every organisation, has been impacted by the technology boom, which has brought with it new opportunities for innovation and dynamism. Developments in the area […]

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Nov
08

Managed accounts provider enters crowdfunding

ASIC has granted a variation to the AFSL of a managed accounts provider, allowing it to provide an equity crowdfunding service. BIR Financial told shareholders that its securities trading and corporate advisory business, Pulse Markets, was recently granted permission to begin an equity crowdfunding service. Pulse Markets currently offers several model portfolios to clients as […]

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Oct
24

Melbourne Fintech to disrupt the way young Australians travel

Melbourne Fintech Pelikin is on the cusp of disrupting the Australian travel money market with its mobile-only multi-currency account and prepaid Visa card. The young team is on a mission to make “travel brighter” for young Australians by providing them with valuable travel and money services that have been built with their best interests first. […]

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Oct
03

Social Enterprises making the most of Equity Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding has been labelled the way of the future for social enterprise, with one community-owned renewable energy retailer raising over $300,000 to expand across Australia. Enova Community Energy’s equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowd88 has raised $348,649 two days before it’s due to wrap up on 4 October. While it has fallen short of its […]

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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

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
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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