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Director Briefing with Michael Walker from Walker Capital

29 June 2018

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

EOFY - A Time To Review Goals and Achievements - Funding Strategies Connect June 2018

29 June 2018

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  EOFY - A Time To Review Goals and Achievements - Funding Strategies Connect June 2018   Dear Readers, Welcome to the June 2018 ...

Guarda Group - First Round Fully Subscribed

22 June 2018

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  "Guarda Group - First Round Fully Subscribed On behalf of Guarda Group Holdings, I am delighted to announce that Round 1 ...

A Perfect Storm for PictureWealth

21 June 2018

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  A Perfect Storm for PictureWealth   "PictureWealth’s capital raise is off to a good start with the company having successfully banked $645k, ...

Walker Capital Closes Round 1

12 June 2018

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  "Walker Capital Closes Round 1   On behalf of Walker Capital, I am excited to announce the completion of Round 1 ...

"PictureWealth actively seeks Australia-wide financial services acquisitions - MD"

07 June 2018

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  "PictureWealth actively seeks Australia-wide financial services acquisitions - MD   PictureWealth, a private Perth, Australia-based integrated technology and financial advisory company, is ...

Mark's Presentation from our Queensland Small Business Week 2018 Breakfast

01 June 2018

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Mark's Presentation from our Queensland Small Business Week 2018 Breakfast   Thank you to those who were able to attend our informal ...

Presentations, Events and News - Funding Strategies Connect May 2018

01 June 2018

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  Presentations, Events and News - Funding Strategies Connect May 2018   Dear Readers, Welcome to the May 2018 edition of Funding Strategies Connect! This ...

"Walker Capital’s Investment Strategy Shows Excellent Gain"

28 May 2018

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  "Walker Capital’s Investment Strategy Shows Excellent Gain On behalf of Walker Capital, I am delighted to announce that our High ...

PictureWealth keynotes at CPA Public Practice Conference

22 May 2018

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"PictureWealth keynotes at CPA Public Practice Conference I am very pleased to announce PictureWealth’s participation in the upcoming CPA Pubic Practice ...

Market Review: Dealer Trade vs TradeRev

14 May 2018

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  "Market Review: Dealer Trade vs TradeRev   A key question which we are always asked is: How do we quantify the value ...

"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, ...

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