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The BioCube Corporation: Feronia signs agreement to purchase first Biocube for Africa

15 September 2015

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The BioCube Corporation website published the following article on September 15th, 2015:   "The BioCube Corporation confirms Feronia Inc., an agribusiness operating ...

Ocular Robotics selected to meet with ABB Robotics CEO, captures 3D scenes in Japan, technology to assist firefighters

09 September 2015

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  " Ocular Robotics selected for meeting with ABB Robotics CEO In August OCR participated in a competition run by UK Company Idea ...

Opmantek signs major deal with North American Fortune 50 Company

08 September 2015

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"Opmantek Ltd (ASSOB: OMK) are excited to announce a signed contract with a preeminent North American Fortune 50 company to ...

Australian Trading & Investment Corporation - Free Trial Offer

08 September 2015

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"Greetings… My name is Daniel Hendry (CEO: Australian Trading & Investment Corporation), and below is a summarized update on the company ...

Private Equity - Size Matters

08 September 2015

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"One of the common differences of between public and private firms is size. More often than not, the investment opportunities ...

Mandala Announces Acquisition of Two Properties

03 September 2015

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"Mandala Asset Solutions Pty Limited as manager of the Trinity Accommodation Regional Hospitality Fund (TARHF) is delighted to announce the ...

Two key milestones for Your Digital File in August

31 August 2015

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"August included two key milestones for Your Digital File: The launch of Pilot programs in the legal and educational sectors Our new ...

Uchoose confirms 6th consecutive quarter of sales growth and welcomes leading industry authority to advisory role.

31 August 2015

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"Uchoose is pleased to announce its 6th consecutive quarter of growth in sales for April-June and to coincide with this ...

Private Funding

29 August 2015

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Looking for Private Funding to grow your business?  We can assist with your financing strategy whether it being to raise ...

Funding Strategies Connect - August 2015

28 August 2015

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Dear Readers, A busy month has flown by with great achievements by some of our clients. Our congratulations go to: * Opmantek ...

CRe8 Home & Finance: Private Equity Gateway engaged to broker initial $50M facility

28 August 2015

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CRe8 Home and Finance is very pleased to announce they have engaged Private Equity Gateway Group (PEGG) (introduced by and ...

Raise Capital for my Business

25 August 2015

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It is important to become "investor ready" in order to prepare the business to raise capital.  Generally we follow a ...

Mobicon: New Entity for Mobicon and great financials for 2014-15

21 August 2015

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Early July a new entity was formed. Both Mobicon Systems and Mobicon Rentals are now under the umbrella of Mobicon ...

Opmantek Software voted people's choice for systems management in 2015 American Business Awards

14 August 2015

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Opmantek Software has been voted America’s favourite systems management product in The 13th Annual American Business Awards. Opmantek’s newest accolade was ...

Opmantek voted America's favourite in US Business Awards

13 August 2015

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GOLD Coast IT success story Opmantek has snared the Oscars of the US business world. The Surfers Paradise-based software firm has ...

Opmantek proves Gold Coast can be a Global IT Leader

13 August 2015

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The Business News Australia website has published the following article written by Jenna Rathbone about Opmantek, on August 13th, 2015: "A ...

CRe8 Releases Supplementary Offer Document

12 August 2015

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CRe8 Home & Finance Ltd has experienced material changes to its offer since launching in March 2015. These material changes are: • ...

CRe8 Home & Finance closes Round 2

11 August 2015

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CRe8 Home & Finance Ltd is pleased to announce its Round 2 offer is now closed. Since launching on ASSOB in ...

Crowd Sourced Equity Funding

06 August 2015

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The Australian Government has released a consultation paper on facilitating crowd-sourced equity funding and submissions are due by Monday 31st ...

Networking Breakfast Events

06 August 2015

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Funding Strategies and BlueMount Capital's Networking Events in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne were an opportunity for both investors and issuers. ...

Venture Capital updates and other news - Funding Strategies Connect August 2017

01 September 17

 Venture Capital updates and other news - Funding Strategies Connect August 2017


Dear Readers,

I attended the AVCAL / Future Fund Venture Capital (VC) workshop in Melbourne recently where I had a unique opportunity to hear from senior professionals at one of the world's leading venture investment firms.

There were a number of takeaways that I would like to share with you:

  • Venture Capital returns in the United States of America (US) over 20 years (20.2%) have outperformed US Private Equity (12.3%) and US Small Cap Equities (8.3%) and US Large Cap Equities (7.7%). These trends are driving inflows of capital into Venture Funds and early stage companies as investors seek better returns.
  • The amount of non-US VC investment is rising with China now dominating this space and challenging the US in terms of VC investment.
  • Australian Venture Capital fundraising has been increasing albeit off a low base with a large increase (ca. 40%) in investment in 2016 compared with 2015 with approx. $429m in Venture Capital being raised in 2016.
  • Funding Strategies and our investors are well placed to take advantage of these trends as we curate high growth investment opportunities that suit these capital flows.

As we have discussed in the last newsletter, we have a number of Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership (ESVCLP) funds that investors can invest into to access these opportunities and/or investors can invest directly into high growth companies. Please contact us for more information.


In this newsletter I have included:

  • An introduction to CaroMel, Project 'Glucose Biosensor' and Haixi;
  • The latest news from CXi and Tooth Booth;
  • BlueMount Capital welcomes Flora Mok
  • An invitation for you to join us at the upcoming Executive Elite and ACBC events; and
  • An invitation from PwC's Nifty Forms: Take a look at the new Nifty Forms site

 

I also invite you to download our current deal list from our website (log-in required, membership is free).

 

Happy reading, and please get in touch if we can be of any assistance.

Mark Rainbird
Managing Director
Funding Strategies 

Venture Capital updates and other news - Funding Strategies Connect August 2017