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Pre-Christmas Networking Event Invitation

11 November 2015

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We are delighted to invite you  to a pre-Christmas networking event over drinks and canapes with the Funding Strategies &  ...

CRe8 Home & Finance: Close of offer – 18th December 2015

10 November 2015

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To Whom It May Concern: CRe8 has received a positive response from its offer with the following highlights:   Round 1 closed within ...

SEC Adopts Rules to Permit Crowdfunding

01 November 2015

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SEC Adopts Rules to Permit Crowdfunding - big news in the discussion around equity funding for emerging and growing companies! ...

Ocular Robotics Recognised as a Game Changer in Silicon Valley, and Media Interest in the Unique Capabilities of OCR’s 3D Scanners Grows with Articles from SPAR Point Group and Lidar News

26 October 2015

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"Ocular Robotics Recognised as a Game Changer in Silicon Valley. Ocular Robotics has been recognised as a game changer in the ...

Australian Trading and Investment Corporation update: New Team, New Home & Bigger Plans!

23 October 2015

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"Successfully launches a limited Convertible Note offering US Fund Manager and Australian Small Cap Equity Fund Manager join the Management Board The ...

Queensland Premier names Opmantek as Queensland's Leading ICT Exporter and Innovator

23 October 2015

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"Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK) has been acknowledged by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk for innovation, leadership and for being QLD’s leading ICT exporter ...

Ocular Robotics Issues Supplementary Offer Document

19 October 2015

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"The Company has issued a Supplementary Offer Document, dated 17th October 2015 in order to provide investors with an update ...

CRe8 Home & Finance: Cornerstone $1m Investor and Trading Halt Update

15 October 2015

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"To Whom It May Concern: We are very pleased and excited to announce that CRe8 Home and Finance Ltd (CRe8) has ...

Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK) has been acknowledged by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

14 October 2015

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The NewsMaker website has published the following article about Opmantek, today October 14th, 2015:   "BRISBANE, QLD – Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK) has been ...

Policy Hack: Marketing of share offers under non-disclosure

10 October 2015

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Marketing of share offers under non-disclosure. The current regulations allow property and business for sale to be widely advertised and ...

Significant Commercial Agreement - Trading Halt CRe8 Home and Finance Limited (ASSOB: CHF)

08 October 2015

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"CRe8 has signed a significant commercial agreement, which in the Directors’ opinions materially enhances the value of the company. CRe8 ...

Ocular Robotics: Australian Robotics Company a Game Changer in Silicon Valley

28 September 2015

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  "Ocular Robotics has been recognised as a game changer in the global robotics revolution. The Next Generation Game Changer Award ...

Funding Strategies Connect - September 2015

24 September 2015

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Dear Readers, This month I am delighted to share updates from YDF, CRe8, ATIC, Mandala, Opmantek, Ocular Robotics and Squirel with ...

YDF Holdings reaches minimum subscription, launches on ASSOB's primary board

17 September 2015

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"Your Digital File (ASSOB: YDF) is thrilled to announce that the Company’s capital raise has reached minimum subscription and the ...

Squirel completes capital raising

16 September 2015

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"Squirel Ltd (“Squirel” or the “Company”) (ASSOB: SQU) is pleased to announce the suspension of it’s capital raising campaign and ...

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 ...

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