Tagged: australia

Rapide 3D Signs Up For Indiegogo’s Forever Funding Program After Raising $203,000 For its 3D Printer

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Rapide 3D, who recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on  Indiegogo, has exceeded its funding goal by 1500% raising just over $203,000.  The company is offering savings of up to 60% on retail pricing to campaign contributors.  Available in 3 sizes, 200, 350 and 500mm printer is setting new standards in design and affordability. As a result… Read More

Pozible Partners with Shanghai-Nanxiang Government, IDG Capital on Crowdfunding Match Program

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Australia based Crowdfunding Platform Pozible Partners with China Government Office  to Connect Entrepreneurs with Capital, Manufacturing Support, Chinese Entity Setup and More. Pozible, an international crowdfunding platform based in Australia, has partnered with IDG Capital Partners and the Shanghai-Nanxiang government to award matching funds and other support to the entrepreneurs behind the seven strongest Internet of… Read More

Kickstarter Takes a Look Back At Its First Year in The Land Down Under By Sharing Top Video Game Campaigns

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In celebration of its first year in Australia and New Zealand, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter shared its favorite video game campaigns from the land down under. On Thursday (October 30th), Kickstarter’s Luke Crane took to the platform’s blog and wrote, “It’s been nearly a year since we opened our doors to creators in Australia and New… Read More

Kickstarter Officially Opens to Crowdfunding Campaign Creators in Scandinavia & Ireland

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Last month, CEO of Kickstarter, Yancy Strickler announced the exciting news that the crowdfunding giant would be opening its platform to Scandinavia and Ireland startups. Kickstarter’s team wrote, “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Ireland — four countries with amazing cultural histories and creative populations. From to LEGO to Röyksopp to The Seventh Seal to… Read More

Paul Niederer: Investing from the Crowd Starts with Friends and Family

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Paul Niederer and his investment crowdfunding platform, The Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB), started doing equity crowdfunding before the term was even coined.  The entire global crowdfunding industry has looked towards Australia for their experience garnered from years of actual practice.  ASSOB has raised over $140 million for 310 businesses since their laws were… Read More

Australian Tax Office Wants to Hit Crowdfunding Campaigns with GST

Australia Tackling Tax Evation ATO

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has told the Aussie parliament that rewards based crowdfunding campaigns, like those listed on Pozible, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, may be required to pony up taxes on rewards purchased by campaign backers.  This is a question that has surfaced not only in Australia, but in other nations as well. According to… Read More

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

OurCrowd Featured Companies

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

Chuffed at $1 million

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

GetCreditScore Over Capacity

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