Crowd funding websites given licences to help businesses raise money

THE FIRST seven licences have been issued for crowd-sourced funding (CSF) intermediaries to allow them to provide their services to help unlisted small to medium businesses raise money from investors.2 The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) issued the licences under the new CSF regime and it means eligible public companies will now be able … Read more

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EQUITY CROWD FUNDING

CROWD funding has long been a darling of entrepreneurs, inventors, and creatives. Platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and even Patreon have launched the successful careers of a number of Australian change makers. By allowing interested patrons to donate money, sometimes in exchange for tokens of appreciation, these crowdfunding platforms allow emerging and growing brands, products, and … Read more

Bold : how to go big, achieve success, and impact the world (book)

Authors: Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from “I’ve got an idea” to “I run a billion-dollar … Read more

ASX-listed wearable tech startup Nuheara raises $9 million for its intelligent earphones

Wearable tech startup Nuheara has raised $9 million from institutional investors, just five months after the ASX-listed startup began distributing its intelligent earphones. The patented Nuheara earphone technology allows users to alter sound levels, amplifying conversations and suppressing background noise. It was developed by co-founders Justin Miller, formerly chief executive of global communication company Sensear, … Read more

Equity crowdfunding to be opened to retail investors as legislation passes Senate

“It may be hard to believe, but it’s true: the new equity crowdfunding regulations have officially passed the Senate, opening up equity crowdfunding to retail investors. The changes have been years in the making, with former Minister for Small Business Kelly O’Dwyer introducing the Government’s plans to change existing legislation in 2015 following recommendations made … Read more

New research resource available for entrepreneurs!

We currently have a short trial of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database. This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample … Read more

Ed Husic claims equity crowdfunding changes will exclude 99% of companies ahead of Senate debate

“The federal Labor Party will attempt to amend the government’s equity crowdfunding legislation when it is debated in the Senate next week, with federal shadow minister for the digital economy Ed Husic claiming the proposed bill would exclude the majority of early stage businesses. The federal government is making its second attempt to pass the Corporations Amendment … Read more

Crowd funding : how to raise money and make money in the crowd (book)

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Author: Modwenna Rees-Mogg Financial expert Modwenna Rees-Mogg describes these methods of raising finance and helps you to choose the right route for you. Comprehensive and accessible, it explores every aspect of this exciting new topic including: the different types of crowd funding, what the crowd likes to fund, how to persuade the crowd to invest … Read more

What investor strike? Equity crowdfunding enjoys strong start to 2016 despite controversial reforms

“Australian investors are continuing to fund deserving local startups despite increasing concerns about a so-called “investor strike”, VentureCrowd general manager Luke Fay says. Both the federal opposition and several members of the startup community have voiced concerns about investors closing their wallets until the startup tax incentives included in the innovation statement come into effect in July.” Read more … Read more