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Sales Team Growing & Marketing Ramping Up!

23 March 2016

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" Australian Trading and Investment Corporation update SALES TEAM GROWING & MARKETING RAMPING UP! • 4 full time sales staff, 2 more commencing ...

appee to be used by Jean Hailes for Women's Health

18 March 2016

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" Appee Ltd is please to announce more great news – The Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Foundation will be using ...

KOEL India and BioCube™ Corporation Ratify Manufacturing and Distribution agreement

14 March 2016

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On March 9th 2016, the Board of Directors of Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL) ratified a license agreement proposed between ...

Early Successes For Our Clients in 2016 - Funding Strategies Connect March 2016

11 March 2016

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 Early Successes For Our Clients in 2016 - Funding Strategies Connect March 2016 Dear Readers, I have great progress to report for ...

Canada's Prime Minister Visits the BioCube

08 March 2016

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 "Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada visits the BioCube™ The BioCube Corporation was delighted to have The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, ...

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 ...

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