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Friday, September 4, 2015

Funding & Finance

Funding & Finance
News, opinions and advice on capital raising and finance strategy.

By now everyone in the Australian start-up space should be aware that the government has made significant changes to the way in which equity or options issued to employees will be taxed.

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).

Sydney Angels backed event-led start-up, Venuemob, has launched into Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast adding to its existing presence in Sydney and Melbourne.

Fitness platform KFit has raised US$3.25 million in its latest funding round. It is in 13 markets across Asia Pacific and is aiming to be in every major city in the region within the next 18 months.

Australian plant hire search platform iSeekplant has raised $1 million to capitalise on the growing online demand from some of the world’s largest construction and mining companies.

Brisbane-based training software startup, GO1, recently inked a US$1 million investment deal with Queensland business leader, Steve Baxter and Sydney venture capital fund, Tank Stream Ventures.

Australian online B2B off-the-plan property marketplace, Investorist has raised $2.5 million to increase its presence in Australia, Asia and the UK and launch into the US.

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Forming Circles Global (FCG), headed by Renata Cooper, has launched in Australia as a unique angel investment organisation created to predominantly fund local and global women-led/founded tech start-ups.

Booming Australian start-up Expert360 has closed an oversubscribed capital raising for $4.1 million to transform the sleepy $350 billion global consulting industry with its online consulting marketplace.

CargoHound, the first true online marketplace for international freight, has secured $800,000 seed funding to support its aggressive expansion strategy in Australia and New Zealand.

The Exchange Group recently rebranded as Marketplacer and raised approximately AUD$10 million from private investors including David Paradice and Gerry Ryan

As the Aussie sharemarket prepares for coming boom, companies preparing to list on the ASX need to consider whether to enter via the front door (IPO) or the back door (RTO).

Australian real estate agent comparison site OpenAgent.com.au has secured a $6 million funding round to help Australians find the right agent to sell their home.

Australian local services marketplace, Oneflare recently completed a AU$3 million capital raising and has now signalled its intention to IPO.

AffinityLive, which creates integrated, cloud-based business automation software for the professional service sector, has secured $2 million funding to accelerate client growth and product innovation.

Stockspot, Australia’s first ever online, automated investment adviser and fund manager, has raised an additional $1.25 million to help it reach more Australians and enhance its product.

Coffee review and recommendation app and website Beanhunter recently successfully completed a $500,000 funding round.

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