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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|

Ideas, Changing Technology and Implications for the Law

In an age of rapidly advancing technological trends and digital capability, there’s an interesting phenomenon that’s worth taking note of, as well as its structural implications in the law. Ben Hammersley, in his recent influential book about the internet,[1] observes that worthwhile ideas bide their time until the technology develops to the point of bringing

2017-02-20T15:40:03+00:00July 31st, 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|