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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. ...

CRe8 Home & Finance: APRA ruling a benefit for CRe8

31 July 2015

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The Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) has applied pressure on lenders in regards to lending for investment properties. They have ...

Your Digital File launched its Reseller Program

30 July 2015

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It’s been a busy month for Your Digital File. On the back of strong market interest and sales, Your Digital File ...

Your Digital File launches Expansion Plans

29 July 2015

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Anyone can offer cloud document storage. Anyone can claim their service is secure. Yet the relentless increase in cyber- crime ...

Opmantek fills Round 1 Capital Raise - opens Round 2

28 July 2015

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Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK) is excited to announce that round one of their capital raise is now fully subscribed. Opmantek CEO, Danny ...

Ocular Robotics extends its offer to investors

17 July 2015

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Ocular Robotics has achieved significant milestones in revenue outlook and key staff appointments in recent months. To continue our push ...

Squirel lodges patent application

13 July 2015

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Squirel Ltd (“Squirel” or the “Company”) (ASSOB: SQU) has filed patent application AU 2015902740 with IP Australia to protect its ...

Funding Strategies Connect - July 2015

10 July 2015

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Dear Readers, It has been a busy finish to the end of the financial year for us. We have a number ...

Squirel Ltd: Round 1 Capital Raising oversubscribed

01 July 2015

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Squirel Ltd (“Squirel” or the "Company") (ASSOB: SQU) is excited to announce the oversubscription and therefore completion of round one ...

Fifo Capital offer eligible businesses which invest in R&D, a facility to fast track their tax rebate and access future cash entitlements

24 June 2015

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Investing in Research and Development is not for the faint-hearted. Even with the tax rebates available, R&D can require a ...

Golf’s Great Walks awarded Export Development Grant

24 June 2015

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It is well documented that in these times Export Marketing Development Grants are only awarded to companies who meet significant ...

Your Digital File® continues to gain traction in the marketplace

24 June 2015

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Your Digital File® continues to gain traction in the marketplace as it becomes increasingly evident it is no longer a ...

Opmantek rockets to 90,000 downloads and 9,000 commercial trials

24 June 2015

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It’s been a fantastic year for Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK). The company has received significant local and international recognition and is closing ...

Mobicon: Successful Breakfast Meeting at BlueMount Capital and Funding Strategies

23 June 2015

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Mobicon Systems is looking back on a pleasant and successful breakfast meeting at BlueMount on the 10th of June.   Two contacts ...

CRe8 Home & Finance: Strengthened Loan Contract Process

22 June 2015

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To Whom It May Concern: We have had a professional relationship with Blaak & Associates (Solicitors) for the past 3 years ...

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