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Freedom Road Travel Group - March Quarter Results

09 April 2019

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  "Freedom Road Travel Group - March Quarter Results   Freedom Road Travel Group (FRTG) achieved its highest transaction volumes to-date during the ...

Readers, AFSL, SSO and other news - Funding Strategies Connect April 2019

09 April 2019

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   Readers, AFSL, SSO and other news - Funding Strategies Connect April 2019 Dear Readers,   Welcome to the April 2019 edition of Funding ...

Funding Strategies granted Australian Financial Services Authorised Representative

03 April 2019

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    Funding Strategies granted Australian Financial Services Authorised Representative   On behalf of the team at Funding Strategies, I am delighted to announce ...

Introducing Urban Xtreme

02 April 2019

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 Introducing Urban Xtreme   Urban Xtreme is Australia’s only ski and adventure park and the only place you can ski and snowboard ...

Qponics: "Progress in upgrading the algae farm in Brisbane"

02 April 2019

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 "Progress in upgrading the algae farm in Brisbane   The 15m x 7m shed is now erected at the site (photos below). ...

Qponics: Prospective offtakers seeking samples for analysis

21 March 2019

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  "Prospective offtakers seeking samples for analysis   Qponics has been approached by several different companies in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United ...

"Growth and Walker Capital Features in the SMH and AGE"

21 March 2019

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     "Growth and Walker Capital Features in the SMH and AGE Following the Royal Commission into the banking sector, investors are looking ...

BlueMount Capital Secures Expansion Funding for Elite Military Fitness

14 March 2019

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   BlueMount Capital Secures Expansion Funding for Elite Military Fitness   "I am delighted to announce that we have secured AUD $3.5 million ...

Readers, News and Updates - Funding Strategies Connect March 2019

14 March 2019

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   Readers, News and Updates - Funding Strategies Connect March 2019   Dear Reader, Welcome to the March 2019 edition of Funding Strategies Connect! We ...

Guarda wins big at World of Concrete Trade Show

13 March 2019

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  "Guarda wins big at World of Concrete Trade Show   The Guarda Edge Powercutter has just won the award for "Most Innovative ...

Qponics: Progress on the upgrade of the pilot algae farm in Brisbane into a small-scale production facility

28 February 2019

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  "Qponics: Progress on the upgrade of the pilot algae farm in Brisbane into a small-scale production facility   The sky-blue coloured lining for ...

Podcast: Learning Comes First! (ft. Manish Goklaney, Co-Founder of Learn Primary)

25 February 2019

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   Podcast: Learning Comes First! (ft. Manish Goklaney, Co-Founder of Learn Primary)   Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Manish Goklaney, Co-Founder ...

"Silicosis death dust audit reveals 'major epidemic worse than asbestos'"

21 February 2019

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  "Silicosis death dust audit reveals 'major epidemic worse than asbestos'  ABC News reported on 21 February 2019: "An audit of Queensland's manufacturing ...

Director Briefing with Manish Goklaney from Learn Primary

19 February 2019

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In this Director Briefing, Manish Goklaney, Co-Founder of Learn Primary Pty Ltd, discusses: Learn Primary’s objective to improve learning for children ...

Podcast: The Road Most Travelled (ft. David Keir from Freedom Road Travel Group – Discusses Strategy and Expansion Plans)

19 February 2019

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   Podcast: The Road Most Travelled (ft. David Keir from Freedom Road Travel Group – Discusses Strategy and Expansion Plans)   Today on ...

"Freedom Road Travel plans capital raise to expand China-focused business to US – CEO"

12 February 2019

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   "Freedom Road Travel plans capital raise to expand China-focused business to US – CEO   Freedom Road Travel Group (FRTG), a Hong ...

"Learn Primary could seek to raise capital in 4Q19 to enter New Zealand, Canada - CEO"

08 February 2019

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  "Learn Primary could seek to raise capital in 4Q19 to enter New Zealand, Canada - CEO   Learn Primary, a private Australian ...

Readers, Happy new year - Funding Strategies Connect January and February 2019

05 February 2019

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  Reader, Happy new year - Funding Strategies Connect Jan/Feb 2019   Dear Readers, Happy New Year 2019 - The Year of the Pig! We ...

Learn Primary - January 2019 Update and Announcements

31 January 2019

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   "Learn Primary - January 2019 Update and Announcements   Over the last quarter Learn Primary has had significant achievements which the Company ...

"Progress on the upgrade of the pilot algae farm in Brisbane into a small-scale production facility"

30 January 2019

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  "Progress on the upgrade of the pilot algae farm in Brisbane into a small-scale production facility The small ultrafiltration system continues ...

Mark's lessons on capital raising

27 April 18

 

Mark's lessons on capital raising:

  • Make sure material arrangements are supported by appropriate documentation;
  • Be flexible on how the investment might be made (equity, convertible note, joint venture, “farm in” …);
  • Have a well balanced team with relevant experience and skills related to the business;
  • Understand current business performance, profitability and customer acquisition costs;
  • Assumptions for forecasts should be well tested and be able to be supported;
  • Be realistic on valuations. Investors will only pay for “fair value”. The gap between the balance sheet and the valuation is “good will”.
  • Maintain good communications with your “followers” (potential investors) and stakeholders including your advisors. Fast growing businesses can change quickly.
  • Put capital raising plans in place early – don’t wait until you need the capital as it takes time to raise capital;
  • Answer prospective investor queries promptly and provide transparency around your operations. Investors are not only assessing the opportunity but the management’s ability to execute.
  • Make sure the company is solvent and the “burn rate” is sustainable;
  • Channels to market are critical;
  • Accounts should be up-to-date and accurate;
  • Don’t second guess who may or may not invest, contact as many potential investors as possible;
  • Balance sheets should be “clean”. Loans from related parties should converted to equity if possible.
  • Founders should not have loans to the Company and also take shares for “sweat equity” (no double dipping);
  • Take advice around the capital raising process;
  • Capital raising is a “team sport”, make sure all parties are engaged and active;
  • Corporate structures should allow investors to have direct access to the intellectual property;
  • Don’t over invest in the product, you also need to sell it;
  • Don’t be prescriptive on how the raise should be conducted – the strategy should meet the Company’s capital needs (ie. working capital or a capex milestone);
  • Don’t just back “one horse”. Curate investors or acquirers so multiple parties are pursuing the opportunity. Many deals do not complete.
  • Take the money.
  • Reputations of the parties are important.

Contact us to discuss your capital raising needs:

phone +61 7 160 2840 or email brisbane@fundingstrategies.com.au