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Completion of Squirel Limited Due Diligence

19 July 2016

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"Further to the announcement on 8 July 2016,  Metallum Limited is pleased to provide an update on its  proposed acquisition ...

Freedom Suites Launch at Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo

19 July 2016

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"Freedom Suites has officially launched the salon suite concept at Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo, 17th and 18th July, with ...

Benojo - Latest News - July 2016

19 July 2016

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"Benojo celebrate almost $3m of donations on its platform in 2016...reach a milestone of 6000 users and 50 corporate clients" Martyn ...

Capital Raising progressing with Round 1 fully subscribed

15 July 2016

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"Freedom Suites Ltd has recently closed Round 1 of its capital raising fully subscribed and has extended the offer for ...

Ocular Robotics ASSOB offer closing 17 July 2016

12 July 2016

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"Ocular Robotics’ current share offer on the ASSOB board closes on the 17th July 2016 and I would like to ...

DSTG Therman Stress Analysis Collaboration Featured at Partnerships Week

12 July 2016

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"As reported earlier the Defence Science Technology Group (DSTG) have through an R&D collaboration been pursuing a development with Ocular ...

Incentives, Introductions and News - Funding Strategies Connect June July 2016

01 July 2016

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Dear Readers, From 1st July 2016, the Australian Government is introducing tax incentives for early stage investors. "If you invest in ...

Nifty R&D Special Offer

30 June 2016

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"Submit with Nifty R&D on or before 31st Aug to receive 25% off the cost of your R&D claim" Brendan White, ...

Qponics awarded $1m CRC-P Grant

30 June 2016

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"Queensland-based omega-3 algae farming company, Qponics, has been awarded a $1 million grant to construct a commercial-sized algae farm in ...

Freedom Suites to exhibit at Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo

29 June 2016

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"Freedom Suites are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the upcoming Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo on ...

Opmantek continues strong growth and increases presence with new configuration technology

27 June 2016

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"Opmantek continues strong growth and increases presence in the Network Automation Market with new configuration technology" Danny Maher, Managing Director, Opmantek ...

ICS June news

24 June 2016

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"Certification Bodies Seek to Bridge their Skills Shortage", "Cutting Edge and Exclusive Food Security Training", "Asian Footprint in Training and ...

Squirrel & Metallum Sign Binding Heads of Agreement

17 June 2016

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"The Board of Metallum Limited (ASX:MNE) is pleased to announce that it has executed share sale agreements with the shareholders ...

Benojo - Latest News - June 2016

15 June 2016

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"As the client base grows and tech releases are almost daily Benojo is establishing itself as a philanthropic platform of ...

Ocular Robotics Releases 'RobotEye Thermal' Product Range

15 June 2016

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"Ocular Robotics is excited to announce the release of the RELW60 Thermal product range. This extension of the RobotEye product ...

Ocular Robotics: Successful Demonstration to US Defence

15 June 2016

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"The company is pleased to announce a recent successful demonstration of one of OCR’s products integrated onto a target platform ...

REHS25 Hyperspectral Sees Beyond Human Vision

15 June 2016

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"Of particular note in the demonstrations shown recently at the Image Sensing Show in Yokohama by OCR’s Japanese distributor ViewPLUS ...

Simultaneous Impressive Displays by OCR's Japanese Distributor ViewPLUS Inc.

15 June 2016

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"Ocular Robotics’ distributor in Japan, ViewPLUS Inc. had an impressive display of the company’s products at the Image Sensing Show ...

Paradigm & IODM - Offers Extended

03 June 2016

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"Paradigm Metals Limited is pleased to announce that it has received conditional approval from ASX to the re-quotation of its ...

Introducing Freedom Suites, Benojo, EOI's and News - Funding Strategies Connect May June 2016

30 May 2016

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Introducing Freedom Suites, Benojo, EOI's and News - Funding Strategies Connect May/June 2016 Dear Readers, I had a very interesting time visiting ...

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