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Support Management Solutions: Updates on Board and Development

27 February 2018

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    Support Management Solutions: Updates on Board and Development   "New Director Hugh Hamilton has been appointed to the Board. Hugh has experience in ...

Happy New Year - Funding Strategies Connect Jan 2018

06 February 2018

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    Happy New Year - Funding Strategies Connect Jan 2018   Dear Readers, Happy new year!   Flora Mok and myself were privileged to attend the ...

Squirrel Acquires London Based FCA Licensed Financial Service

05 February 2018

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    Squirrel Acquires London Based FCA Licensed Financial Service   "Squirrel Limited through its wholly owned UK based subsidiary, Squirrel Money Limited is ...

Mark's report on his recent Hong Kong visit

01 February 2018

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    Flora Mok and myself (pictured above) were privileged to attend the Asian Financial Forum, the Asia Private Equity Forum and ...

Dealer Trade Progress Report

25 January 2018

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    Dealer Trade has provided a progress report in regards to: Gumtree - CarRecord Partnership New Manufacturer - Suzuki QLD Dealer Trade UK Fairfax - ...

AqMB offers "PFD export to CAD software, smartPFD mode, plant rollback & simplified stream numbering"

25 January 2018

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    AqMB offers "PFD export to CAD software, smartPFD mode, plant rollback & simplified stream numbering"   Transition easily from BFD to PFD ...

"Support Management Solutions to raise capital for new medical software product"

23 January 2018

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    "Support Management Solutions to raise capital for new medical software product   Support Management Solutions to seek capital in 6-9 months to ...

2017 - its a wrap! Funding Strategies Connect December 2017

19 December 2017

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  2017 - its a wrap! Funding Strategies Connect December 2017     Dear Readers, 2017 - its a wrap! We have completed significant assignments for ...

Squirrel ranked 84th in the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 awards

18 December 2017

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  "Fresh off the back of Squirrel's recognition as one of the AFR's Fast Starters, I am pleased to announce we ...

Opmantek named 55th Australian Export Awards category winner

15 December 2017

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  Opmantek named  55th Australian Export Awards category winner     On the back of winning the 4th consecutive Queensland Premier's Export Award, Opmantek ...

BlueMount Capital Secures Major Debt Funding

07 December 2017

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    BlueMount Capital Secures Major Debt Funding   "In conjunction with BlueMount Capital’s Melbourne office, I am delighted to announce we have secured ...

"Walking over broken glass for sustainability"

06 December 2017

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    "Walking over broken glass for sustainability"   "Dr Ho’s team, along with industry partners Brisbane City Council and EnviroSand, are investigating mixtures ...

Squirrel recognised in the 2017 AFR Fast Starters List

09 November 2017

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  Squirrel recognised in the 2017 AFR Fast Starters List   Squirrel debut's on the Australian Financial Review's Fast Starters list, as the ...

The market, introductions and news - Funding Strategies Connect October 2017

31 October 2017

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    Dear Reader,   It's an interesting time in the capital markets space at the moment. Australia has seen a large initial coin offering ...

"CaroMel's platform launch set"

27 October 2017

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"CaroMel's platform launch set   Platform launch CaroMel’s platform is ready for launch. The company will now sprint to load the branding and ...

"We are launching any day now" CaroMel Ltd Podcast

19 October 2017

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    "We are launching any day now"   Podcast: Listen as Raghu Rajakumar spoke to Greg McLardie, Managing Director of CaroMel Ltd. CaroMel is ...

LeenLife signs Agreement with BioCube

17 October 2017

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  LeenLife Pharma International: Production and Operations in North America Exclusivity Agreement with BioCubeTM   "October 17, 2017 CSE - LLP The Company is pleased to ...

Mining, Cars and Cyber Protection - Funding Strategies Connect September 2017

06 October 2017

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  Dear Reader,   In discussing our services with prospects and clients, it is important to be clear on their company's strategic objectives. Quite ...

CaroMel - Director Briefing with Greg McLardie

03 October 2017

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  Director Briefing with Greg McLardie, CaroMel Ltd   “Our digital platform allows orders to be received from and shipped directly to the ...

Haixi - Extension of the Offer Period

28 September 2017

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  Haixi - Extension of the Offer Period   "The Board of Directors of Haixi Pharmaceutical International Holdings Limited (ACN 616 806 574) ...

Venture Capital updates and other news - Funding Strategies Connect August 2017

01 September 17

 Venture Capital updates and other news - Funding Strategies Connect August 2017


Dear Readers,

I attended the AVCAL / Future Fund Venture Capital (VC) workshop in Melbourne recently where I had a unique opportunity to hear from senior professionals at one of the world's leading venture investment firms.

There were a number of takeaways that I would like to share with you:

  • Venture Capital returns in the United States of America (US) over 20 years (20.2%) have outperformed US Private Equity (12.3%) and US Small Cap Equities (8.3%) and US Large Cap Equities (7.7%). These trends are driving inflows of capital into Venture Funds and early stage companies as investors seek better returns.
  • The amount of non-US VC investment is rising with China now dominating this space and challenging the US in terms of VC investment.
  • Australian Venture Capital fundraising has been increasing albeit off a low base with a large increase (ca. 40%) in investment in 2016 compared with 2015 with approx. $429m in Venture Capital being raised in 2016.
  • Funding Strategies and our investors are well placed to take advantage of these trends as we curate high growth investment opportunities that suit these capital flows.

As we have discussed in the last newsletter, we have a number of Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership (ESVCLP) funds that investors can invest into to access these opportunities and/or investors can invest directly into high growth companies. Please contact us for more information.


In this newsletter I have included:

  • An introduction to CaroMel, Project 'Glucose Biosensor' and Haixi;
  • The latest news from CXi and Tooth Booth;
  • BlueMount Capital welcomes Flora Mok
  • An invitation for you to join us at the upcoming Executive Elite and ACBC events; and
  • An invitation from PwC's Nifty Forms: Take a look at the new Nifty Forms site

 

I also invite you to download our current deal list from our website (log-in required, membership is free).

 

Happy reading, and please get in touch if we can be of any assistance.

Mark Rainbird
Managing Director
Funding Strategies 

Venture Capital updates and other news - Funding Strategies Connect August 2017