Tagged: australia

UBER Who? Ingogo Looks to Set Australian Record for Equity Crowdfunding

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Ingogo, a mobile taxi booking and payment platform is looking to raise new capital and they are going big.  Ingogo is using VentureCrowd to raise up to $4 million to help establish its App as the preeminent transportation network in Australia.  The crowdfunding offer is part… Read More

Update: Flow Hive Vaults $10M During the Final Days on Indiegogo

Flow Hive Bees Break Indiegogo Record

With only six more days until its record-breaking Indiegogo campaign comes to an end, Australia’s Flow Hive has successfully raised over $10 million thanks to nearly 28,000 backers. As previously reported, Flow Hive was created by father-son duo Cedar and Stuart Anderson and is considered… Read More

Aussie Fintech Platform Stone & Chalk Appoints Alex Scandurra as CEO: Preps for June Launch

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New Sydney fintech hub Stone & Chalk has appointed Alex Scandurra as its CEO to lead the platform as it garners startup clients seeking to disrupt banking.  The London Business School MBA Scandurra was Head of Strategic Partnerships & Barclay’s Accelerator Program, which is powered by… Read More

Fintech Innovator Yodlee Interactive Touts Enviable Revenue Growth in Australia & NZ: Clients Include SocietyOne, CashDeck, Boomeringo, Moula

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Yodlee Interactive, a unit of Yodlee  which powers financial innovation by providing its APIs to developers, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 innovators, announced its business has grown significantly in Australia and New Zealand in 2014. This traction demonstrates financial technology as a global burgeoning space, with businesses and… Read More

Global Kinetics, Australian Med IT Company, OurCrowd Campaign Nears End: Tech Improves Management of Parkinson’s Disease

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OurCrowd has invested in Global Kinetics Corporation (GKC), an Australian medical IT company that has developed and is selling a proprietary tracking and analysis technology improving the management of Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  The campaign is set to close on 10 April, 2015. GKC was established in 2007 to commercialize innovative… Read More

Q-&-A: Estate Baron Co-founder Moresh Kokane Discusses Real Estate Crowdfunding in Australia

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Australia’s real estate crowdfunding scene has been a hot topic in recent news, including the launch of real estate crowdfunding platform, CrowdfundUp, offering both debt and equity investment opportunities to investors of all types. But the Outback is also home to another online real estate… Read More

P2P Lender SocietyOne Hires Simon Schwarz as New COO as Firm Grows

SocietyOne Thinks Outside of the Box

Australia based peer to peer lending platform SocietyOne has added to its executive team with the appointment of new Chief Operating Officer Simon Schwarz. The new hire will help position the platform for further growth as the P2P lending industry continues to disrupt traditional banks… Read More

Kabbage Extends Reach into Australia with License Agreement by Kikka Capital

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The lending environment is heating up in Australia with peer to peer lending platforms on the move. Now Kabbage, an online lender providing small business loans has announced a partnership with Kikka Capital to power its small business lending service commencing in May.  The collaboration… Read More

DirectMoney Peer to Peer Lender Will List Shares in Australia

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Peer to peer lending platform DirectMoney is said to be preparing to publicly trade shares on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) within the next eight weeks. If it successfully lists shares it will become the first platform to trade in Australia and one of the… Read More

VentureCrowd + Sydney Angels = Partners in Crowdfunding

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Many in the crowdfunding world are abuzz with news about Australian startups–from Flow Hive, Indiegogo’s most funded crowdfunding project, to CrowdfundUp, Australia’s first real estate crowdfunding platform. And in today’s news, angel investor group Sydney Angels is partnering with equity-based crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd to offer more Australian startups the… Read More

CrowdfundUp: Australia’s First Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

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Australia was early to the equity crowdfunding game with ASSOB but they are a bit late in real estate crowdfunding – that is until today. CrowdfundUp, a Perth based startup, has launchd Australia’s first real estate crowdfunding platform offering both debt and equity investment  opportunities… Read More

Former PIMCO Executive Joins Advisory Board of P2P Lender LendEx

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The former Vice Chairman of PIMCO, Chris Burnham, has signed up to join the Advisory Board of peer to peer lender LendEx.  The Australian based direct lender offers loans to individuals and small business at “rates lower than those offered by the banks”. PIMCO is… Read More

Flow Hive is Now the Most Funded Crowdfunding Project on Indiegogo Ever

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Flow Hive, the beekeeping and honey making system that has captured the backing of thousands, is now the most funded campaign on Indiegogo of all time having raised about $5.3 million with over three weeks left on the offer. Ubuntu Edge raised $12.8 million for its smartphone… Read More

Flow Hive Crowdfunding Tops Indiegogo for Largest International Campaign Ever

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According to Indiegogo, the Flow Hive project is the new record holder for the largest internatial crowdfunding campaign ever on the global platform.  The Australian based project has raised an impressive $4.2 million in just 9 days.  Over 10,000 backers have committed funding so far.  This amount… Read More

Update: Flow Hive Hits Over $3.5 Million in Four Days on Indiegogo

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Continuing to be a huge success on crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, unique beehive invention, Flow, has successfully raised $3,548,885 thanks to over 6,000 backers. As previously reported, Flow was created by father-son duo Cedar and Stuart Anderson and is considered a “revolutionary” beehive invention that allows its users to… Read More

Tiny Headphone Amplifier Uamp Takes to Kickstarter With A Soul Shaking Mission

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On Tuesday (February 24th), Australia-based startup Uamp launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its self-titled “soul shaking” headphones. Uamp is a tiny headphone amplifier that easily fits in the coin pocket of your jeans and works with all your music devices. Now for the… Read More

Flow Hive Honey Creates Some Buzz on Indiegogo; Captures Over $1.9 Million in 24 Hours

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On Sunday (February 22nd) Australian father-son duo Cedar and Stuart Anderson debuted their new project on global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise $70,000 for their unique beehive invention, Flow. Within the first day, the campaign raised well over $1.9 million thanks to 5,000 backers. Flow is… Read More

ThinCats Australia Enters P2P Lending Market, Targets SMEs

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  The latest peer-to-peer lender to set up shop in the Australian market, ThinCats Australia has introduced something different to the model by using finance brokers as intermediaries. ThinCats Australia is a joint venture between local investors and ThinCats UK, which was established in 2011 and to… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Root GP3D Printer, CarVi Driving Assistant & ExoDrive MicroSD Smartphone Case

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The three crowdfunding campaigns for this weeks Mailbox include Root GP3D, an affordable 3D printer; CarVi smartech to improve your driving (or at least monitor it) and ExoDrive a case that adds memory to your smartphone when you run low. There have been many 3D… Read More