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"Freedom Road Travel plans capital raise to expand China-focused business to US – CEO"

12 February 2019

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   "Freedom Road Travel plans capital raise to expand China-focused business to US – CEO   Freedom Road Travel Group (FRTG), a Hong ...

"Learn Primary could seek to raise capital in 4Q19 to enter New Zealand, Canada - CEO"

08 February 2019

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  "Learn Primary could seek to raise capital in 4Q19 to enter New Zealand, Canada - CEO   Learn Primary, a private Australian ...

Readers, Happy new year - Funding Strategies Connect January and February 2019

05 February 2019

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  Reader, Happy new year - Funding Strategies Connect Jan/Feb 2019   Dear Readers, Happy New Year 2019 - The Year of the Pig! We ...

Learn Primary - January 2019 Update and Announcements

31 January 2019

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   "Learn Primary - January 2019 Update and Announcements   Over the last quarter Learn Primary has had significant achievements which the Company ...

"Progress on the upgrade of the pilot algae farm in Brisbane into a small-scale production facility"

30 January 2019

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  "Progress on the upgrade of the pilot algae farm in Brisbane into a small-scale production facility The small ultrafiltration system continues ...

“Guarda Systems receives strong interest in products at World of Concrete Trade Show in the US”

30 January 2019

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  “Guarda Systems receives strong interest in products at World of Concrete Trade Show in the US” "Guarda Systems attended the World ...

"FREEDOM ROAD TRAVEL SECURE QUEENSLAND RUGBY UNION PARTNERSHIP"

28 January 2019

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  " FREEDOM ROAD TRAVEL SECURE QUEENSLAND RUGBY UNION PARTNERSHIP  Freedom Road Travel has gone from strength to strength in both the domestic ...

"Helio Lending in Hong Kong"

24 January 2019

(535 views)

  "Helio Lending In Hong Kong   Helio Lending has been in attendance at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, represented by ...

Director Briefing with Dr Graeme Barnett from Qponics Limited

18 January 2019

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  In this Director Briefing, Dr Graeme Barnett, CEO and Managing Director of Qponics Limited ("Qponics", "the Company") discusses: Background of Qponics ...

Podcast: Delivering an Elite Business, Military Style (Ft. Scott Freeman of EMF, Elite Military Fitness)

20 December 2018

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  Podcast: Delivering an Elite Business, Military Style (Ft. Scott Freeman of EMF, Elite Military Fitness)   Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke ...

Guarda Releases Powerful Saw Dust Comparison Video

18 December 2018

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    Guarda Releases Powerful Saw Dust Comparison Video    "We are very excited that our brand new Guarda Edge Powercutter will be in ...

"EMF hires BlueMount Capital to assist with debt funding; potential exit in 3-5 years - co-owner"

18 December 2018

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    "EMF hires BlueMount Capital to assist with debt funding; potential exit in 3-5 years - co-owner"   "EMF Group of Companies, a ...

Qponics continues to upgrade pilot algae farm in Brisbane

12 December 2018

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  "Qponics continues to upgrade pilot algae farm in Brisbane The structural part of the new 65m x 12m raceway pond was ...

Podcast: Omega-3 Industry on The Rise With Algae Farming (ft. Dr Graeme Barnett, CEO & MD of Qponics)

12 December 2018

(2195 views)

  Podcast: Omega-3 Industry on The Rise With Algae Farming (ft. Dr Graeme Barnett, CEO & MD of Qponics) "Today on Eden ...

"Carhood launches AUD 1.5m pre-IPO round ahead of 2Q19 listing - new CEO"

07 December 2018

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  "Carhood launches AUD 1.5m pre-IPO round ahead of 2Q19 listing - new CEO"   "Carhood, a private Melbourne-based Australian car sharing rental ...

Helio Lending - Unlocking Cryptocurrency, Australian First Launches into Market

06 December 2018

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  "Unlocking Cryptocurrency, Australian First Launches into Market   Helio Lending today boldly launched into the Australian cryptocurrency market. Helio Lending is the ...

Edge Powercutter to be launched at upcoming World of Concrete Trade Show - Guarda

06 December 2018

(1724 views)

  Edge Powercutter to be launched at upcoming World of Concrete Trade Show - Guarda   "Guarda is excited to be launching the ...

Director Briefing with John O'Shea from Helio Lending Pty Ltd

03 December 2018

(1988 views)

  Please click on the link below to read the Director Briefing. For more information about Helio, please click here.

Readers, Birthday, Introductions & News - Funding Strategies Connect November 2018

30 November 2018

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  Readers, Birthday, Introductions & News - Funding Strategies Connect November 2018   Dear Readers, With the festive season fast approaching, I welcome you ...

Podcast: Unlocking The Value of Cryptocurrency (ft. John O'Shea, Founder of Helio Lending)

30 November 2018

(2001 views)

  Podcast: Unlocking The Value of Cryptocurrency (ft. John O'Shea, Founder of Helio Lending)   Eden Exchanges spoke to John O’Shea, Founder of ...

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