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Trac Group welcomes Elon Musk to roof party

08 November 2016

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  Trac Group welcomes Elon Musk to roof party   "Building products company Trac Group Holdings has welcomed billionaire Elon Musk’s planned expansion into ...

ASX Listing, Company Updates and Introductions - Funding Strategies Connect Nov 2016

04 November 2016

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ASX Listing, Company Updates and Introductions - Funding Strategies Connect Nov 2016 Dear Readers, I hope you enjoyed the Melbourne Cup festivities ...

"Get up to 50% of your export marketing costs back with Nifty Forms"

02 November 2016

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    "Get up to 50% of your export marketing costs back with Nifty Forms Nifty Forms is an online platform enabling startups ...

Ocular Robotics: Successful Demonstration at Army Innovation Day, Invitation to Present on Counter UAS Capabilities, Releases New Video

02 November 2016

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" Successful Army Innovation Day Demonstration for Ocular Robotics United States Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Selects Ocular Robotics to Present ...

"Cirrena: Another long contract client signed"

01 November 2016

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" Cirrena signs 12 month development contract with recurring income Strong scope to offer new client other Cirrena products & services First revenues ...

"Australian Trading & Investment Corp plans 2017 capital raise ahead of longer term IPO in US - director"

01 November 2016

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"Australian Trading & Investment Corporation (ATIC), an Australian unlisted public financial technology company, plans to raise AUD 3m-AUD 5m (USD ...

"Nelson Resources could become attractive target amid renewed interest in gold - exec"

31 October 2016

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"Nelson Resources (previously Mongolian Resource Corporation), a Western Australian-based gold exploration company, could become a takeover target in 18 to 24 months ...

"OPMANTEK NAMED QUEENSLAND’S TOP ICT EXPORTER FOR THE 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR"

31 October 2016

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"After a year of outstanding international growth, Opmantek were thrilled to be recognized for the 3rd consecutive year as Queensland’s top ...

"The rise of Robo Advisors is set to be repeated in the $452 billion MySuper segment"

28 October 2016

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"The superannuation industry is on the cusp of significant change and Smart Defaults like Trustee Tailored Super are set to ...

Benojo - Latest News - October 2016

24 October 2016

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"- Benojo grows its tech capacity by hiring an ex- lead user experience designer from Microsoft - Benojo builds sales capacity ...

"The fast-paced world of Squirrel Super: a tech company at heart"

12 October 2016

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"Squirrel Super leads the SMSF market with flexibility and efficiency Squirrel Super (part of Squirrel Limited), which started trading in May ...

160 Macquarie St, St Lucia - Development Approved

11 October 2016

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"An update on St Lucia Developments luxury apartments development at 160 Macquarie Street, St Lucia. Arquis Property Group are pleased ...

ATIC Update: Round 3 Closed, Entering Global Markets - China, Continued Fin Tech Development

11 October 2016

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"Round 3 closed. Exploring Global Partnerships- China on target Trade via STOCKATIC ™ - evolvement of a trading platform ROBO Advice Continued outstanding outperformance ...

Introductions, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect Oct 2016

11 October 2016

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Dear Readers, You will find it interesting to see the breadth and diversity of our clients in this newsletter and how ...

United States Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Selects Ocular Robotics to Present on Counter UAS Capabilities

10 October 2016

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"The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development ...

OPMANTEK LOOKS TO BRAZIL TO EXPAND GLOBAL FOOTPRINT

10 October 2016

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"Opmantek continues to experience strong growth and has further expanded their team in an attempt to capitalize on high demand ...

Cirrena: New Product has been released

19 September 2016

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" Cirrena releases CLEER to its Launch Client Beta testing is underway with feedback loop in place First revenues due end of October ...

Property, Software and Strategy - Funding Strategies Connect September 2016

07 September 2016

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Dear Readers, Welcome to Spring! Since our previous newsletter, we have seen an increase in both investor activity and companies looking for ...

Cirrena launches two new products

05 September 2016

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"Cirrena launches two new products Votes Hub - Online, Simple and Secure self-managed Voting and Surveys Cleer - Engagement and communications platform ...

Opmantek's Strong International Growth Continues

05 September 2016

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"Opmantek’s period of strong growth has continued with previous quarter results seeing Europe emerging as the top performing region for the ...

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