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CaroMel's platform launch set

26 September 2017

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CaroMel's platform launch set "CaroMel's digital platform is on track to launch within three months with the technology build, traceability and ...

"CaroMel plans 2018 IPO for global expansion of agritech marketplace - MD"

22 September 2017

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  "CaroMel plans 2018 IPO for global expansion of agritech marketplace - MD"   "CaroMel, an Australian digital agritech marketplace, plans to list ...

CaroMel completes minimum subscription prior to launch

19 September 2017

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  CaroMel completes minimum subscription prior to launch "On behalf of our team, I am delighted to announce CaroMel has completed the ...

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

01 September 2017

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 Venture Capital updates and other news - Funding Strategies Connect August 2017 Dear Readers, I attended the AVCAL / Future Fund Venture ...

Project 'Glucose Biosensor'

30 August 2017

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  Project 'Glucose Biosensor'     Click here to watch the Project 'Glucose Biosensor' video. This is a first to market, first in class ...

CaroMel Ltd

30 August 2017

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   CaroMel Ltd – A digital disruption enabling fishermen and farmers to connect directly with high-end restaurants in China CaroMel Ltd aims to ...

Take a look at the new Nifty Forms site!

30 August 2017

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Take a look at the new Nifty Forms site!   "See how the new Nifty Forms site will make claiming R&D easier If ...

"The Tooth Booth Business Model Delivers A Much Better GP Margin Percentage"

30 August 2017

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  "The Tooth Booth Business Model Delivers A Much Better GP Margin Percentage   The Tooth Booth Board is pleased to announce that ...

CXi Announces Second Client for Unit Registry

29 August 2017

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   CXi Announces Second Client for Unit Registry   "CXi Software (“CXi”) has announced that it has successfully migrated its second client, in ...

Invest in the first Chinese pharmaceutical company to list on the ASX: Haixi

22 August 2017

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  Invest in the first Chinese pharmaceutical company to list on the ASX: Haixi Pharmaceutical International Holdings Limited ASX: HXP   Dear Readers, I invite ...

Lobster, Diabetes, Dental and Unit Registries - Funding Strategies Connect July 2017

27 July 2017

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  Lobster, Diabetes, Dental and Unit Registries - Funding Strategies Connect July 2017   Dear Readers, Its been an exciting and interesting month since ...

Podcast: Filling the Gap in the Market (ft. Darren Berry from The Tooth Booth)

26 July 2017

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  Podcast: Filling the Gap in the Market (ft. Darren Berry from The Tooth Booth)   "Summary In this episode of Eden Exchanges we ...

CXi - "The Xero of unit registries" - signs first client

26 July 2017

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  CXi - "The Xero of unit registries" - signs first client      "New Australian fintech CXi Software Pty Ltd (CXi) announces that ...

Tooth Booth: Exceeds Forecast | In Negotiations with Coomera

25 July 2017

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  Tooth Booth: Exceeds Forecast | In Negotiations with Coomera   "The Tooth Booth Board are pleased to announce that the forecasted figures ...

Opmantek Announces San Francisco Corporate Headquarters

20 July 2017

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    Opmantek Announces San Francisco Corporate Headquarters   "Opmantek are set to increase their foothold on the US market with the establishment of ...

Director Briefing with Darren Berry - The Tooth Booth Limited

28 June 2017

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  Please read the full briefing via the link below. For more information about The Tooth Booth Limited, please click here.  

EOFY Opportunities & Updates - Funding Strategies Connect June 2017

20 June 2017

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  EOFY Opportunities & Updates - Funding Strategies Connect June 2017   Dear Readers, The end of the financial year is fast approaching and ...

Tooth Booth Appoints Board Members

19 June 2017

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  "Tooth Booth Appoints Board Members"   "Tooth Booth’s Managing Director, Darren Berry, is pleased to announce that the Company has appointed Debra Burden ...

"The Tooth Booth to undertake capital raises ahead of longer-term IPO - owner"

16 June 2017

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"The Tooth Booth to undertake capital raises ahead of longer-term IPO - owner"   "The Tooth Booth, an unlisted public Australian dental ...

CXi delivers Seed Clients into Beta and increases Development Team

16 June 2017

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  "CXi delivers Seed Clients into Beta and increases Development Team"   "CXi software is pleased to announce it has migrated two of ...

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