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Capital Raising

The unfortunate exit of Profounder from the equity investor crowd funding scene is worth commenting on. Equity or Investor Crowdfunding is a complex and time consuming area with often little return. While Symbid and Crowdcube and others have chosen to create bridging investment entities or coops to enable smaller investments to comply with securities legislation [...]

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A Future Capital Raising and Funding Model for Investors

Tomorrow’s Capital Raising model for raising funds and matching investors with entrepreneurs could be here! Trickling into the mainstream are new capital raising and funding models that show us a glimpse of what the future could be. While many crowdfunding platforms offer generous or novel prizes to entice people to “pledge” or give money to [...]

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Finance Sector could be reduced by a factor of 4 or 5

In an interview conducted by Business Spectator’s Amber Plum on October 17, 2011 with University of Western Sydney associate professor of economics and finance Steve Keen, he makes the following statement: “SK: If the finance sector was doing what it should be doing, which is simply providing working capital for the non-bank financial sector and [...]

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Capital Raising event in Melbourne Great Success

A capital raising event held by ASSOB in Melbourne this week was a great success. There is a good article about the event in the Business Spectator. Thanks to Bob Gottliebsen. The main message from ASSOB’s CEO Paul Niederer was that when you invest via the ASSOB Capital Raising Platform 100% of the funds raised [...]

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Capital Raising while listed on a Stock Exchange

Capital Raising does take place while a company is listed on a Stock Exchange but it usually handled by Investment Banking firms and Stockbrokers. The Stock Exchange is not directly involved in the process but will allow the trading of the newly issued shares once the offering has closed. Funds are raised as: Primary offering. [...]

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Did you realise the majority of funds invested by individuals or your super fund don’t actually create jobs or foster innovation? Reason being is that the majority of investors buy shares from individuals in preference to investing funds directly into the actual entity. Why the preference? Most people prefer to buy and sell shares on [...]

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Crowdfunding, Investing and Raising Capital (Part One)

When raising capital through crowdfund investing (CFI), investors usually come from 1, 2 and 3 degrees out from the company. Especially companies seeking early stage funding. A new word to describe this way of seeking funds or investing from investors is called Crowdfunding. These contacts 1, 2 and 3 degrees out from a company can [...]

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Raise venture capital from private equity sources

If you are looking to raise capital for your business venture then take a look at your definition of “private equity”. You may need to broaden it. Wikipedia define it as … “Private equity investments are primarily made by private equity firms, venture capital firms, or angel investors, each with their own set of goals, [...]

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Intrigue and Capital Raising

In Oren Klaff’s excellent new book on capital raising called “Pitch Anything” he uses the acronym STRONG to simplify his process. He has used this process year after year in deal after deal with executives from Bear Stearns, Boeing, Disney, Honda, LinkedIn, Texas Instruments and Yamaha. The book also has a generous serving of neuroscience [...]

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Raising Capital of $1.5m thru 304 followers worth $4804

In ASSOB’s Raising Capital public seminars we spend a lot of time explaining why Seth Godin’s “Tribes” idea is essential to be implemented in a capital raising endeavour. “Tribes” looks at the development of niche groups which forms “tribes” – with or without you – and in a raising capital context there is value engaging [...]

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