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BlueMount Capital: Finalist of the 23rd Annual Australia-China Business Awards

08 March 2016

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  "23rd Annual Australia-China Business Awards Finalists Announced Shanghai: 8th March – The AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards has received a record-breaking ...

Uchoose continues path of growth and operational expansion, establishes new and exciting line of business and welcomes leading industry authority to advisory role.

04 March 2016

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"Uchoose again confirms its trajectory of growth with the favourable half yearly results being underpinned by some exciting developments in ...

Appee Ltd Announcement

04 March 2016

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"Appee Ltd has drawn international attention by signing its first USA customer - Automobile Club of Southern California (a member ...

50% month-on-month revenue growth, expanding team and China

29 February 2016

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"Squirel Ltd (“Squirel” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Hong a senior financial services professional ...

Australian Trading & Investment Corporation Ltd Announcement

23 February 2016

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"... Foundation ready for growth New Sales Manager appointed   ...Additional expenditure has been focused on expansion. We have secured premises in the CBD ...

Appee new 2016!

19 February 2016

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"2015 was a year of firsts for appee. From our first beta release of the appee product and website, to ...

Ocular Robotics Appoints US Based Leading Global Supplier of Autonomy Components as Distribution Partner

18 February 2016

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"AutonomouStuff the leading supplier of components to the rapidly growing autonomy sector has been appointed as an Ocular Robotics distributor ...

BioCube commissions machine in Congo for Palm Oil conversion to Biodiesel

30 January 2016

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"The BioCube Corporation (BC) has successfully commissioned a BioCube 250 for Feronia Inc at its Yaligimba Palm Oil plantation in the ...

2016 So Far, Not So Good

29 January 2016

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"... Whilst 2015 may have finished with a Santa rally in capital markets, 2016 has started horribly with losses across the ...

Gartner lists Opmantek in 2016 Market Guide for Network Automation

27 January 2016

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"Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK) a multi award winning provider of IT infrastructure management and Audit solutions, today announced that it has been ...

Australian Trading & Investment Corporation Ltd – Update

21 January 2016

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"To all interested parties, welcome to an exciting 2016! ...Since our last update we’re finding tremendous traction in setting the foundation ...

Equity Crowdfunding and Investment Opportunties

29 December 2015

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Looking to assist investors and private businesses in 2016 - from the team at Funding Strategies.   Funding Strategies provides Corporate ...

2015: An Inflection Point?

16 December 2015

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"As 2015 draws to a close the year we thought we’d recap the year and look at what’s on the ...

CRe8 Home & Finance Ltd – last chance to participate in this innovative company

14 December 2015

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"...CRe8 has had a stellar 2015, the highlights of which are listed below; Glenvill Homes (CRe8’s home builder partner) committed to ...

Opmantek Sales growth a new record

14 December 2015

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"Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK) has continued on its high growth trajectory signing significant customer agreements in November throughout the USA and Latin ...

Ocular Robotics RE05 3D Scanner to be used in European Space Agency Moon Exploration Project, Rovina Project Shows Off Digital Reconstruction of the ARIS Priscilla Catacombs

08 December 2015

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"Ocular Robotics RE05 3D Scanner to be used in European Space Agency Moon Exploration Project.   Aerospace company GMV have been awarded ...

Australian Trading and Investment Corporation Investor Update

07 December 2015

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"To all interested parties, Since our last update there have been some exciting updates, as listed below:   ..Our model portfolio increased by ...

BioCube Corporation: A Promising Year End for BioCube

04 December 2015

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"This has been a busy and exciting few weeks for the team at BioCube Corporation. Commencing with an Austrade mission ...

BioCube Raising $3 Million

13 November 2015

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The Eco Investor website published the following article about BioCube on November 13th, 2015:   "The developer of a portable and community-sized ...

Funding Strategies Connect - November 2015

12 November 2015

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Dear Readers, Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to BioCube, Appee and China Dairy. Ocular Robotics and Opmantek have both ...

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