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Nelson Resources appoints CPS Securities

08 March 2017

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  "Nelson Resources appoints CPS Securities   The Nelson Resources Limited (the Company, ASX: NES) Board is pleased to advise that Nelson Resources ...

Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd Exceeds Minimum Subscription

22 February 2017

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  Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd Exceeds Minimum Subscription "Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd (“TSS” or the “Company”) is pleased to confirm that the ...

Nelson Resources extends closing of its Replacement Prospectus

22 February 2017

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   "Nelson Resources extends closing of its Replacement Prospectus   The Nelson Resources Limited (the Company, ASX: NES) Board is pleased to advise ...

Crowdfunding and other news - Funding Strategies Connect February 2017

20 February 2017

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Crowdfunding and other news - Funding Strategies Connect February 2017 Dear Readers, "Crowd-sourced equity funding bill to pass Senate" It looks like Australia ...

Crowd-sourced equity funding bill to pass Senate

16 February 2017

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 Crowd-sourced equity funding bill to pass Senate   "Retail investors will soon be able to buy up to $10,000 of equity in ...

Trustee Tailored Super Progresses In-depth Discussions

15 February 2017

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  "Trustee Tailored Super Progresses In-depth Discussions" "While the company (Tailored Superannuation Solutions) is maintaining strict confidentiality around businesses they are in ...

Nelson Resources - Investor Presentation, Road Show and Extension of Offer

03 February 2017

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    Nelson Resources - Investor Presentation, Road Show and Extension of Offer   Nelson Resources (ASX: NES) has today released an updated investor ...

Happy new year of the Rooster - Funding Strategies Connect January 2017

20 January 2017

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 Happy new year of the Rooster - Funding Strategies Connect January 2017 Dear Readers, I would like to wish you a healthy, ...

Nelson Resources Lodges Replacement Prospectus

18 January 2017

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  "The Nelson Resources Limited Board is pleased to advise that Nelson Resources Limited has lodged its Replacement Prospectus to raise ...

Director Briefing with Douglas Bucknell from Tailored Superannuation Solutions

17 January 2017

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  Please read the full briefing via the link below. For more information about Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd, please click here.  

"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 ...

Crowd-sourced equity funding bill to pass Senate

16 February 17

 Crowd-sourced equity funding bill to pass Senate

 

"Retail investors will soon be able to buy up to $10,000 of equity in their favourite business ideas, with "crowd-sourced funding" legislation set to pass the Senate with Greens support.

The legislation will allow unlisted public companies with annual turnover or gross assets of up to $25 million to advertise their business plans on licensed crowdfunding portals, and raise up to $5 million a year to carry them out. Investors can put up to $10,000 a year each into an unlimited number of ideas, with a 48-hour cooling off period applying.

"Crowd-sourced equity funding will offer a new funding option for small businesses," said Treasurer Scott Morrison while introducing the Bill to the Lower House.

"It complements other forms of crowdfunding already available, such as rewards-based crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, to offer start-ups greater choice in how they fund and finance their operations.

"It will serve as both a complement and a source of competition to more traditional funding options for small businesses, including bank debt products."

However, entrepreneurs are divided over whether businesses will want to use the legislation, given it excludes proprietary companies, a structure used by around 99 per cent of Australian businesses, and would compel them to become unlisted public companies.

Crowdfunding portals like VentureCrowd and Equitise have previously been available only to "sophisticated investors" with more than $2.5 million of assets outside the family home or income above $250,000 a year.

Retail investors were restricted to opportunities from matching services like The Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB), operating under Section 708 of the Corporations Act, which allowed up to 20 investors at any one time raise a maximum of $2 million a year.

"We just have to turn down the $5000-$10,000 investors in that environment," said ASSOB chief executive Will Leitch, who welcomed the new legislation as something that would "get the early-stage economy working".

Greens backing

The Greens' Treasury spokesperson, Peter Whish-Wilson, said his party would support the crowd-sourced funding bill, enough for it to pass the Senate without Labor Party support.

The Labor Party will put forward an amendment to extend the cooling-off period to five days, for which Opposition innovation spokesman Ed Husic claimed he had Greens and Nick Xenophon Team support. Mr Husic was also considering an amendment that "the compulsion to convert to an unlisted public company is dropped and the government...allow for a wider range of start-ups and small businesses to access the equity crowdfunding regime".

Mr Husic has previously said his feedback from businesses is that flipping to public status is a costly distraction, that few will undertake.

"Without liberalisation, this bill will be ScoMo's dodo," he said, referring to the Treasurer.

The bill does grant five-year holidays for newly converted public companies from continuous disclosure, holding annual general meetings, auditing accounts and providing paper annual reports.

That's not enough for Troy Douglas, co-founder of sugar-free soft drinks maker Nexba, which is raising $1 million from sophisticated investors through VentureCrowd. Mr Douglas said he would be unwilling to convert to public company status, even if it meant widening his pool of potential investors.

"It's just an unnecessary administrative burden," he said, pointing to the potential information his competitors could get from the quarterly updates required.

However ASSOB's Mr Leitch already compels businesses raising through his platform to be public, even though he doesn't have to under Section 708 of the Corporations Act.

"If you're raising $1 million, you should be willing to face your shareholders," he said.

It was "a myth" that converting to a public company was onerous, he added.

"It costs about $700, you need a quarterly disclosure statement saying you're spending the money the way you said you would and that you're not insolvent, and you need to appoint three directors - which should be a helpful thing anyway," he said.

The government has promised to include proprietary companies in crowd-sourced equity funding in future, but for now Mr Leitch said this bill was a "huge improvement" on the previous regime.

Small Business Minister and Nationals MP Michael McCormack said the bill would be a boon for regional businesses in particular, located as they are away from traditional angel investor networks in the cities. 

The Senate was delayed on Thursday debating parliamentary entitlements legislation, so the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill may not now be debated until Parliament returns on March 20, although with Greens support its passage is assured.

The Senate Economics Committee recommended on Monday that the Upper House pass the bill, with a review after two years. The laws will come into effect six months from royal assent."

Australian Financial Review, Michael Bailey, 16 February 2017

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