Tagged: australia

Aussie Startup Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign For Ultimate GPS Pet Tracker; Raises Over $16,000 During First 24 Hours

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This past weekend, Sydney-based startup hit Indiegogo with a new crowdfunding campaign for its pet tracker known as Pod. Seeking only $50,000, the project already raised $16,286 from 25 backers. The Pod is described as being the world’s “smallest, lightest, fully waterproof GPS pet tracker.” It is a sleek little device that attaches to your… Read More

Update: OurCrowd Has Funded 50 Companies with Over $70 Million

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This past July global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd published an announcement they had raised $60 million for 46 companies.  In a report filed with TechCrunch yesterday, the pace of growth appears to be increasing as they state they have funded 50 companies with at least $70 million.  Not too bad for a platform that has been… Read More

Paul Niederer: Proposed Rules on Investment Crowdfunding “Totally Unworkable”

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Paul Niederer, a crowdfunding trailblazer, has been a consistent champion of the power and potential of investment crowdfunding.  The Australian Small Scale Offerings Board or ASSOB – has been regularly referenced for its knowhow and success in raising capital for small companies.  ASSOB has raised over $140 million so they posses the wisdom born of… Read More

Australian Financial Tech Firm Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign For Financial Advisory Platform

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Australia-based company, Rimbal Ltd., has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £60,000 to fund technology and business growth. According to its campaign page, Rimbal is an online financial advisory platform that automates investment advice and allocation for retail clients. It is scheduled to be functional and operational with fully regularity compliance by late… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Bike Cabs for Melbourne, Nomadix Towell & CyberGhost VPN

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There is a growing amount of overlap between rewards based and investment based crowdfunding. A growing number of small companies are using crowdfunding to promote and boost their business.  Or to simply test a new product.  Of course there is an increasing amount of startups that are seeking initial seed capital on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Pozible… Read More

Australian Company Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Waterbottles; Raises $122,000 in Two Weeks

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Seeking to put an end to the use of single-use water bottles, Melbourne, Australia-based memobottle has launched a $15,000 crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its self-titled bottles. According to its campaign website, the memobottle is resembles a piece of paper and is a slim, premium design reusable water bottle which can fit in bags alongside any… Read More

Brief: Chuffed Passes $1 Million in Crowdfunding

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Australia based Chuffed, a donations crowdfunding site that only launched in October 2013, has shared they have hurdled the $1 million AUS mark.  In a posting on the companies Facebook page Chuffed commented on their success; ONE. MILLION. DOLLARS! Yep, that’s how much you’ve donated to Chuffed campaigns in the last 11 months. We originally… Read More

P2P Lender SocietyOne Offers Free Credit Scores, Users Crash Site

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I guess this is a sign of success.  We announced earlier this week that Australian peer to peer lender SocietyOne was going to offer free credit scores on their stand alone site GetCreditScore. The site fired up couple days ago and it has not been able to keep up with overwhelming demand and continues to… Read More

Crowdfunding Trailblazer ASSOB Launches First Regional Hub

ASSOB Regional Funding Hubs Cairns

  The Australian Small Scale Offerings Board or ASSOB has taken a new strategic shift by announcing the first regional funding hub located in Cairns.  Expectations are for this new initiative to be expanded into other regions across the country over the coming months. ASSOB is Australia’s trailblazing investment crowdfunding portal that has lead the… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender SocietyOne to Offer Free Credit Scores to Customers

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Australia based peer to peer (P2P) lender SocietyOne will start offering credit scores to customers free of charge this week.  SocietyOne is Australia’s only active P2P lender at this time – although competing companies are preparing to enter the market. According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, borrowers will be able to access… Read More

ButterUp Knife Over $300,000 During Final Days on Kickstarter

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With less than a week until its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign comes to an end, North Sydney, Australia-based DM Initiatives’ ButterUp has raised over $320,000 AUD from almost 14,000 backers. Described as avid butter enthusiasts who wanted a solution to our hard butter woes, the company has been looking high and low to come up with a… Read More

Australia-based Landcare & Pozible Team Up to Create Environmental Crowdfunding Collection

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Seeking help from others, environmentalists are now turning to crowdfunding to raise funds for not only equipment, but also for their new big ideas. During a recent interview, marketing manager at Australia-based Landcare NSW, Jenny Quealy, reported the company has teamed up with crowdfunding platform Pozible for a new partnership called, Landcare & Environment Collection. Quealy… Read More

Australian Auto Maker Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Supercar

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Not letting a little speed bump get in the way of his automobile dreams, Australian native Matt Thomas launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring his small supercar startup, JOSS, back to life. According to Motor Authority, Thomas founded JOSS in 1998 with a vision to design and produce a world-class supercar that was… Read More

Australian Film Grad Student Conducts New Study on Crowdfunding Pitch Videos

Australian Film, Television, and Radio School

Australian Film, Television, and Radio School grad student, Jessica Milne, announced a new research study is currently underway to measure the effectiveness of crowdfunding pitch videos and the impact they have on the online funding industry. The project will use an online survey to collect quantitative data that will help inform campaign creators as to… Read More

Australian Scientist Launches New Crowdfunding Platform For Young Researchers

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University of New South Waves (UNSW), along with its scientist, Dr. Ben McNeil, has launched a brand new crowdfunding platform called Thinkable.org. This new website is aiming to help funding for young scientists in Australia. According to AsianScientist, Dr. McNeil stated, “Government research grand tend to favor established researchers over younger ones with a passion… Read More

jack + bill Contributes $20K in PR to Three Pozible Campaigns

Jack + Bill

Pop up public relations company jack + bill has announced the winners in their initiative to identify emerging talent and support Pozible crowdfunding projects with their agency.  The competition was announced this past July and the finale event was held last week in Melbourne where 5 competing short listed projects pitch their concepts.  The event… Read More

Australia’s mycause Hacked: Crowdfunding Platform Announces Security Breach

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Australia-based crowdfunding and online fundraising organization, mycause, announced the credit cards of up to 12,000 donors and charity partners have been “compromised” when the platform was hacked last week. According to ABC News, an international hacking operation targeted the crowdfunding platform and some of the credit card details have been used to make fraudulent transactions in… Read More

Pozible Picks: Top 5 Fitness Bands (Infographic)

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Australia based crowdfunding platform has put together their list of the top five fitness bands.  Granted this is their opinion but they have included several hot fitness bands that found crowdfunding success – and not just on Pozible.  Yes Kickstarter and Indiegogo fitness bands are on the list too. The Top 5 according to Pozible… Read More

Horror Video Game “Caffeine” Makes Third Crowdfunding Attempt

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They say,“third time’s a charm” and hopefully this is the case for sci-fi horror video game Caffeine. Australian indie developer Dylan Browne made the first attempt to raise funds for the game on Indiegogo in May, but only raised close to $3,200 of its $80,000 goal. The second attempt was made on Kickstarter, but the game… Read More

Aussie Flip Flop Blowout Fix Finds Crowdfunding Momentum

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Here is one for the summertime.  Aussie Flip Flop Company “Willi Footwear” has caught the attention of some major media including the Daily Mail and Mashable.  The flexible funding campaign for the new spin on flip flops went live last week and apparently raised $10,000 in the first hour.  Perhaps it was the funny pitch… Read More