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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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An article mentioning Kevin Berg Kartaszewicz-Grell from Crowdsourcing.org got me thinking about investors and where they come from. Is there a material difference between campaigns that rely on our 24,000 investor base and campaigns that actively and passionately engage their friends, family, fans and followers. Looking back through recent raises I found two that had [...]

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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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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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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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ASSOB History and Capital Raising

Tony Puls the Founder of ASSOB has been fighting the crusade to make it easier for unlisted companies to raise funds easily for a long time. Here is a clip from the archives from 1992!

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Preshafoods is no longer capital raising so I can tell you a little about it. A good start is to watch the ABC TV Inside Business show. At the top of the article is the 'Play video' button. In this interview Andrew Gibb, Managing Director of Preshafood advises the rational behind listing on ASSOB. The [...]

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