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Crowd-sourced equity funding – a new way to raise capital

The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 which commenced operation on 29 September 2017, aims to bridge the ‘capital gap’ experienced by many small businesses and start-ups as they struggle to finance further development using traditional avenues.[1] Under the new legislation, Australian unlisted public companies with an annual turnover and gross assets of less

2018-01-18T15:34:26+00:00December 14th, 2017|

Blockchain Explained

An unavoidable consequence of our time is that an understanding of how technology works, and at the very least what it does and how to use it, is critical to running a dynamic business. In this 3-part series, we look at Blockchain, the ledger system that underlies bitcoin, which has been tipped by many to

2017-02-17T17:12:53+00:00September 14th, 2016|

Crowdfunding and its Implications for Corporate Governance

Paul Fine - Consultant In an environment where the traditional means of raising capital for start-ups is far from buoyant, the momentum behind equity crowdfunding is accelerating - there’s a distinct exuberance among entrepreneurs and their supporters. Increasingly, the Internet is becoming the preferred medium in which to raise money so that creative ideas

2017-02-17T16:54:52+00:00August 7th, 2013|

Crowdfunding: Opportunity, Risk and Regulation

There’s no doubt that the speed of doing business continues to accelerate.  Increasing numbers of entrepreneurs, social, artistic and not for profit groups are turning to crowdfunding as a new avenue that bypasses traditional, time consuming and often arduous capital raising efforts. Any challenge or obstacle emerging from the crowdfunding phenomenon certainly doesn’t relate to

2017-02-22T16:16:53+00:00April 22nd, 2013|