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"Guarda Group has buyer interest but is focused on boosting revenue - CEO"

11 May 2018

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  "Guarda Group has buyer interest but is focused on boosting revenue - CEO   Guarda Group, a Perth-based Australian manufacturer of concrete-cutting ...

Director Briefing with Craig Penty, Guarda Group Holdings

10 May 2018

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    Director Briefing with Craig Penty, Guarda Group Holdings   In this Director Briefing, Craig Penty, Managing Director of Guarda Group Holdings Pty ...

Guarda's Enviro Chasing Services update

09 May 2018

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Guarda Group Holdings' MD, Craig, Penty, provides this update: "We have been lobbying government in WA for a number of years ...

Dealer Trade goes from strength to strength

30 April 2018

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  Dealer Trade Holdings announced that its subsidiary CarRecord has entered into a partnership with Gumtree. Since the integration in late ...

Breakfast Invitation, Lessons and News - Funding Strategies Connect April 2018

30 April 2018

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  Breakfast Invitation, Lessons and News - Funding Strategies Connect April 2018   Dear Readers, Welcome to the April 2018 edition of Funding Strategies ...

Mark's lessons on capital raising

27 April 2018

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  Mark's lessons on capital raising: Make sure material arrangements are supported by appropriate documentation; Be flexible on how the investment might be ...

Guarda Group signs up major clients

26 April 2018

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  "Guarda Group signs up major clients   On behalf of Guarda Group Holdings, I am delighted to announce that our Perth based ...

Queensland Small Business Week 2018 - Breakfast

19 April 2018

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Queensland Small Business Week 2018 - Breakfast As part of Queensland Small Business Week 2018, Dr Mark Rainbird and his team ...

OpenPort Announces the Launch of the OEL Foundation to Promote Blockchain Innovation within the Supply Chain Industry

19 April 2018

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"OpenPort Announces the Launch of the OEL Foundation to Promote Blockchain Innovation within the Supply Chain Industry   Hong Kong – April 19, ...

"OpenPort actively seeking investors for blockchain transport technology reverse takeover - CEO"

12 April 2018

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  "OpenPort actively seeking investors for blockchain transport technology reverse takeover - CEO OpenPort, a Hong Kong-based global blockchain transport management technology ...

AqMB Holdings - Director Briefing with Darren Szczepanski

10 April 2018

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  In this Director Briefing, Darren Szczepanski, Managing Director of AqMB Holdings Pty Ltd (AqMB Holdings, the Company) discusses: Innovative water treatment ...

"Cyber Research turns down buyers to build more value ahead of potential exit - CEO"

10 April 2018

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  "Cyber Research turns down buyers to build more value ahead of potential exit - CEO Cyber Research, a private Brisbane, Australia-based ...

"AqMB Holdings ramping up water solutions software revenue ahead of potential trade sale from 2020 - MD"

05 April 2018

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  "AqMB Holdings ramping up water solutions software revenue ahead of potential trade sale from 2020 - MD   AqMB Holdings, a privately ...

"Supply Chain Inefficiencies In Emerging Markets: Is Blockchain The Answer?"

28 March 2018

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"Supply Chain Inefficiencies In Emerging Markets: Is Blockchain The Answer?   By Max Ward, CEO and Founder of OpenPort Emerging markets represent the ...

"Blockchain In Transit: OpenPort Paves New Road to Shipping Traceability and Transparency"

27 March 2018

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  Diamond-Michael Scott Digital Economy Journalist Specializing in Blockchain Technology| Fueling The Advancement of Freedom Through Technology "Blockchain In Transit: OpenPort Paves New ...

OpenPort

20 March 2018

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"Canoe Mining Enters Reverse-Takeover LOI with OpenPort, a Private Placement and Disposition of Assets   NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN ...

Easter, Event, Introductions and News - Funding Strategies Connect March 2018

16 March 2018

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    Easter, Event, Introductions and News - Funding Strategies Connect March 2018   Dear Reader, Welcome to Funding Strategies Connect. We have seen a ...

JNCI publication involving CytImmune's CYT-21625

10 March 2018

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  "JNCI publication involving CytImmune's CYT-21625"   "Please find attached [via the link below] an article published in the most recent version of ...

AqMB introduces SupplierLink

08 March 2018

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  AqMB introduces SupplierLink   "Welcome to your virtual marketplace Process designers are busy people. Conferences and trade shows are expensive and the leads ...

"APRA to introduce first prudential standard aimed at tackling growing threat of cyber attacks"

07 March 2018

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"APRA to introduce first prudential standard aimed at tackling growing threat of cyber attacks"   Cyber Research has advised us of another ...

Mark's lessons on capital raising

27 April 18

 

Mark's lessons on capital raising:

  • Make sure material arrangements are supported by appropriate documentation;
  • Be flexible on how the investment might be made (equity, convertible note, joint venture, “farm in” …);
  • Have a well balanced team with relevant experience and skills related to the business;
  • Understand current business performance, profitability and customer acquisition costs;
  • Assumptions for forecasts should be well tested and be able to be supported;
  • Be realistic on valuations. Investors will only pay for “fair value”. The gap between the balance sheet and the valuation is “good will”.
  • Maintain good communications with your “followers” (potential investors) and stakeholders including your advisors. Fast growing businesses can change quickly.
  • Put capital raising plans in place early – don’t wait until you need the capital as it takes time to raise capital;
  • Answer prospective investor queries promptly and provide transparency around your operations. Investors are not only assessing the opportunity but the management’s ability to execute.
  • Make sure the company is solvent and the “burn rate” is sustainable;
  • Channels to market are critical;
  • Accounts should be up-to-date and accurate;
  • Don’t second guess who may or may not invest, contact as many potential investors as possible;
  • Balance sheets should be “clean”. Loans from related parties should converted to equity if possible.
  • Founders should not have loans to the Company and also take shares for “sweat equity” (no double dipping);
  • Take advice around the capital raising process;
  • Capital raising is a “team sport”, make sure all parties are engaged and active;
  • Corporate structures should allow investors to have direct access to the intellectual property;
  • Don’t over invest in the product, you also need to sell it;
  • Don’t be prescriptive on how the raise should be conducted – the strategy should meet the Company’s capital needs (ie. working capital or a capex milestone);
  • Don’t just back “one horse”. Curate investors or acquirers so multiple parties are pursuing the opportunity. Many deals do not complete.
  • Take the money.
  • Reputations of the parties are important.

Contact us to discuss your capital raising needs:

phone +61 7 160 2840 or email brisbane@fundingstrategies.com.au