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"Australian Army Selects Ocular Robotics’ Immersive Telepresence System to be Trialed in Army Units in 2017"

17 January 2017

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  "Following from Ocular Robotics initial selection to demonstrate an Immersive Telepresence System at Army Innovation Day (AID16) in October 2016, ...

Opmantek reports bumper half year result

17 January 2017

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 OPMANTEK REPORTS BUMPER HALF YEAR RESULT " An increase in SaaS (software as a service) subscription contracts has seen Opmantek achieve their ...

Director Briefing with Laurence Baum from BioCube

19 December 2016

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  Please read the full briefing via the link below. For more information about The BioCube Corporation Ltd, please click here.  

"End of year super reforms surge in preparation for 2017"

15 December 2016

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  "End of year super reforms surge in preparation for 2017" "In the last month, the first public skirmishes of a reform ...

"The rebirth of crowd funding in Australia!"

15 December 2016

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" The rebirth of crowd funding in Australia!" " Introduction In December 2015, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2015 (2015 Bill) was ...

"Turnbull government’s crowdfunding bill ‘flawed’ "

12 December 2016

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"Turnbull government’s crowdfunding bill ‘flawed’"    "The federal government’s proposed framework for equity crowdfunding is counter-productive to the aims of internet-enabled finance, ...

Director Briefing with Adam Schofield from Nelson Resources Limited

09 December 2016

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Please read the full briefing via the link below.  For more information about Nelson Resources Limited, please click here. 

With best wishes for the festive season - Funding Strategies Connect Dec 2016

07 December 2016

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With best wishes for the festive season - Funding Strategies Connect Dec 2016      Dear Readers,   In this, our final newsletter for 2016, ...

Tailoring to MySuper members to provide a 35+% improvement in retirement lifestyles

28 November 2016

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 Tailoring to MySuper members to provide a 35+% improvement in retirement lifestyles   "Isn’t it time the superannuation industry got real, started concentrating on ...

Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd presenting at Wholesale Investor Events

25 November 2016

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   Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd presenting at Wholesale Investor Events    Douglas Bucknell, Managing Director of Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd, has announced that ...

Nelson Resources Announce Additional Road Show Dates

25 November 2016

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  Nelson Resources Announce Additional Road Show Dates   The Nelson Resources team are in Sydney on Wednesday, 30th November and Thursday, 1st ...

The superannuation industry is ripe for change and disruption is here

24 November 2016

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" The superannuation industry is ripe for change and disruption is here" " The industry association ASFA, CEO Martin Fahy certainly thinks so ...

ASX Rule Changes - A Summary

11 November 2016

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  "The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has just released their revised rule changes that will take effect from 19 December 2016. We ...

BlueMount Capital Chinese Presentation Nov16

09 November 2016

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 The 'China Angle' BlueMount Capital offers a number of Chinese capabilities as shown in the slide below:     Please view the full presentation ...

Trac Group welcomes Elon Musk to roof party

08 November 2016

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  Trac Group welcomes Elon Musk to roof party   "Building products company Trac Group Holdings has welcomed billionaire Elon Musk’s planned expansion into ...

ASX Listing, Company Updates and Introductions - Funding Strategies Connect Nov 2016

04 November 2016

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ASX Listing, Company Updates and Introductions - Funding Strategies Connect Nov 2016 Dear Readers, I hope you enjoyed the Melbourne Cup festivities ...

"Get up to 50% of your export marketing costs back with Nifty Forms"

02 November 2016

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    "Get up to 50% of your export marketing costs back with Nifty Forms Nifty Forms is an online platform enabling startups ...

Ocular Robotics: Successful Demonstration at Army Innovation Day, Invitation to Present on Counter UAS Capabilities, Releases New Video

02 November 2016

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" Successful Army Innovation Day Demonstration for Ocular Robotics United States Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Selects Ocular Robotics to Present ...

"Cirrena: Another long contract client signed"

01 November 2016

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" Cirrena signs 12 month development contract with recurring income Strong scope to offer new client other Cirrena products & services First revenues ...

"Australian Trading & Investment Corp plans 2017 capital raise ahead of longer term IPO in US - director"

01 November 2016

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"Australian Trading & Investment Corporation (ATIC), an Australian unlisted public financial technology company, plans to raise AUD 3m-AUD 5m (USD ...

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