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"Nelson Resources could become attractive target amid renewed interest in gold - exec"

31 October 2016

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"Nelson Resources (previously Mongolian Resource Corporation), a Western Australian-based gold exploration company, could become a takeover target in 18 to 24 months ...

"OPMANTEK NAMED QUEENSLAND’S TOP ICT EXPORTER FOR THE 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR"

31 October 2016

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"After a year of outstanding international growth, Opmantek were thrilled to be recognized for the 3rd consecutive year as Queensland’s top ...

"The rise of Robo Advisors is set to be repeated in the $452 billion MySuper segment"

28 October 2016

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"The superannuation industry is on the cusp of significant change and Smart Defaults like Trustee Tailored Super are set to ...

Benojo - Latest News - October 2016

24 October 2016

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"- Benojo grows its tech capacity by hiring an ex- lead user experience designer from Microsoft - Benojo builds sales capacity ...

"The fast-paced world of Squirrel Super: a tech company at heart"

12 October 2016

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"Squirrel Super leads the SMSF market with flexibility and efficiency Squirrel Super (part of Squirrel Limited), which started trading in May ...

160 Macquarie St, St Lucia - Development Approved

11 October 2016

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"An update on St Lucia Developments luxury apartments development at 160 Macquarie Street, St Lucia. Arquis Property Group are pleased ...

ATIC Update: Round 3 Closed, Entering Global Markets - China, Continued Fin Tech Development

11 October 2016

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"Round 3 closed. Exploring Global Partnerships- China on target Trade via STOCKATIC ™ - evolvement of a trading platform ROBO Advice Continued outstanding outperformance ...

Introductions, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect Oct 2016

11 October 2016

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Dear Readers, You will find it interesting to see the breadth and diversity of our clients in this newsletter and how ...

United States Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Selects Ocular Robotics to Present on Counter UAS Capabilities

10 October 2016

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"The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development ...

OPMANTEK LOOKS TO BRAZIL TO EXPAND GLOBAL FOOTPRINT

10 October 2016

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"Opmantek continues to experience strong growth and has further expanded their team in an attempt to capitalize on high demand ...

Cirrena: New Product has been released

19 September 2016

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" Cirrena releases CLEER to its Launch Client Beta testing is underway with feedback loop in place First revenues due end of October ...

Property, Software and Strategy - Funding Strategies Connect September 2016

07 September 2016

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Dear Readers, Welcome to Spring! Since our previous newsletter, we have seen an increase in both investor activity and companies looking for ...

Cirrena launches two new products

05 September 2016

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"Cirrena launches two new products Votes Hub - Online, Simple and Secure self-managed Voting and Surveys Cleer - Engagement and communications platform ...

Opmantek's Strong International Growth Continues

05 September 2016

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"Opmantek’s period of strong growth has continued with previous quarter results seeing Europe emerging as the top performing region for the ...

Benojo - Latest News - September 2016

02 September 2016

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"Benojo reached a milestone of 7,000 users...growing its team and business development capacity..will launch its bespoke products in October..." Martyn Ryan, ...

Ocular Robotics invited to demonstrate at Army Innovation Day 2016

24 August 2016

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"In a highly competitive process Ocular Robotics has been invited to demonstrate an Immersive Telepresence System based on its RobotEye ...

ATIC Update: Round 2 Fully Subscribed & Latest Progress Report

24 August 2016

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ATIC Update: Round 2 Fully Subscribed & Latest Progress Report Round 2 fully subscribed. Progressing in offering execution & funds management services Property ...

Benojo - Latest News - August 2016

04 August 2016

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"Benojo secure $200,000 in R&D grants from federal Government... extends its tech capability to now include the general public..." Martyn Ryan, CEO, ...

Chat2, Cricket and much more - Funding Strategies Connect July August 2016

02 August 2016

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Dear Reader, Thank you for your interest in our company and services. We strive to provide successful introductions between profitable, expanding ...

ATIC announces Change of Director

19 July 2016

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"...it’s with pleasure that I can announce that Mr. Paul De Groot has joined the board of ATIC." Daniel Hendry, Managing ...

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