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"Fighting Silicosis With Product Innovation"

29 October 2018

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  "Fighting Silicosis With Product Innovation"   "There are increasing reports of chronic illness, including silicosis and even deaths of trades people in ...

Congratulations, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect October 2018

29 October 2018

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Congratulations, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect October 2018     Dear Reader, Welcome to the October 2018 edition of Funding Strategies Connect! We ...

EMF Opens Upper Coomera Location

24 October 2018

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    EMF Opens Upper Coomera Location "We opened our latest edition to the EMF Group in September being EMF Performance Centre Upper ...

Walker Capital Closes Round 2

18 October 2018

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    Walker Capital Closes Round 2 "On behalf of Walker Capital, I am excited to announce the completion of Round 2 of ...

Conference report: SuperReturn Asia 2018, Hong Kong

16 October 2018

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  Conference report: SuperReturn Asia 2018, Hong Kong     BlueMount Capital's Director, M&A, Flora Mok, attended the SuperReturn Asia Conference at the JW ...

An excellent night at the HKABA QLD Business Awards!

05 October 2018

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  An excellent night at the HKABA QLD Business Awards!   BlueMount Capital was honoured and delighted to be a finalist in the ...

Award Finalist and Introductions - Funding Strategies Connect September 2018

28 September 2018

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Award Finalist and Introductions - Funding Strategies Connect September 2018   Dear Reader, Welcome to the September 2018 edition of Funding Strategies Connect! I ...

Walker Capital Launches Affiliate Program

29 August 2018

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  "Become a CPA Affiliate and earn up to 5% per Referral   Partner with Walker Capital and Earn More? Walker Capital values relationships ...

"Engineered stone cutting with prototype Guarda saw for silica dust control"

28 August 2018

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    "This is our new prototype Guarda stone cutting saw. This saw was conceptualised and built in less than 3 weeks ...

Copper Introduction, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect July August 2018

21 August 2018

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Copper Introduction, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect July/August 2018   Dear Readers, Welcome to the July/August 2018 edition of Funding Strategies ...

"Guarda Systems to launch revolutionary new Concrete Saw at "World of Concrete" Trade Show in Jan 2019"

27 July 2018

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  "Guarda Systems to launch revolutionary new Concrete Saw at "World of Concrete" Trade Show in Jan 2019   Our new Edge Powercutter ...

"Walker Capital gears for UK, EU market entry ahead of potential three-five year exit - MD"

25 July 2018

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  "Walker Capital gears for UK, EU market entry ahead of potential three-five year exit - MD   Walker Capital, an Australian investment ...

Fin Tech Roll-up PictureWealth Reaches $25m FUM

18 July 2018

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  "PictureWealth passes important milestone   To our valued stakeholders, It has been a productive few months and we have passed an important milestone ...

'Killer Dust' - Guarda products offer solution

12 July 2018

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  'Killer Dust' - Guarda products offer solution   On Sunday, 8 July 2018, Network Ten's television panel program The Project aired a ...

Director Briefing with David Pettit from PictureWealth

03 July 2018

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

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 ...

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