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1) Could you raise capital

Equity funding raises cost more. Usually at least $7k through to $50k depending on how much help you need and the quality of the handholding. Why? Because equity raises have to adhere to fairly specific regulation. There need to be warnings in your documentation and you have to have them checked so they dont misrepresent [...]

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The Zach Braff crowdfunding video below is valuable if you are thinking of raising funds. Zach Braff explains that successfully raising funds is a journey that often started long ago and is a result of regularly communicating with the people that choose to share your journey. Accumulating one million twitter fans doesn\'t happen overnight. Neither [...]

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The capital raising seminar presented by Paul Niederer has been updated as a result of recent speaking engagements in Europe to reflect the latest trends in raising seed capital and growth capital. The finding investors seminar being held in Sydney on Wednesday afternoon and Melbourne on Friday afternoon is for start up and growth companies [...]

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Engaging your prospective investors from the time they show interest until they invest is essential for a successful funds raise during a capital raising process One of the main advantages of using a proven capital raising platform is that you can monitor prospective investors progressing along the timeline from "desire" to "outcome". The outcome they [...]

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Patronage and the Road to Equity Crowdfunding Hell

  Here is a typical headline ... Equity Crowdfunding: Potential Disaster Waiting To Happen ... and here is a previous blog article I wrote around this type of headline. The Road to Equity Crowdfunding Hell Through the Rear View Mirror ... but surely motive is also a part of this equation. Lets look at the [...]

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Hope and Crowdfunding Timelines

Hope is the emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one\'s life. Wikipedia When people send in money to a Crowdfunding campaign, be it $80 or $30,000 "hope" is in play They hope that the $80 they pay for a watch will result in them receiving [...]

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ASSOB's Funding Portal features in Equity Crowdfunding Industry Research project announced in Forbes Magazine. Carl Esposti and Sr. Analyst Gerrit Ahlers among other things has the following to say about the ASSOB process and track record. To find out how it would work we need to look in places where equity funding is already operational. [...]

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Having run an Equity Funding platform for the past seven years ASSOB has a real feel for the type of platform that will be necessary to manage equity based crowdfunding. At the lowest common denominator Crowd-funding platforms enable anonymous persons to appear as legitimate entrepreneuers wanting your hard earned cash for investment in their "start-up": [...]

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ASSOB's Capital Raising Platform has recently passed $120 million in funds raised. It has looked back on the past 5 years to see what the stats tell.While several companies have gone from ASSOB to stock exchanges like the ASX and others have exited through trade sales it is interesting to see what the stats tell [...]

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Capital Raising and Crowdfunding

Shaun Drummond writes a good article in the AFR today. When we look back in ten years the way businesses get capital will have changed considerably. What began as "pledge' and "loan" crowdfunding is moving in to the equities area with companies like Crowdcube, Symbiad and ASSOB leading the way.

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