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2) Getting Investor Ready

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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Crowdfunding and the Art of Asking

Is what you are crowdfunding your art or your shame? Many people raising funds for their business get the feeling that approaching or attracting friends, family, fans and followers is a bit like asking them to consider a multi-level marketing opportunity. In the video below Amanda Palmer (chillingly) differentiates between the two and explains why [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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