Tagged: australia

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

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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

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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

Equitise is Ready for Australian Equity Crowdfunding

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Equitise has signaled their confidence the Australian government will move forward with the recommendations by the CAMAC report that advocates streamlining capital formation for small business.  Equitise is an equity crowdfunding platform that is already accepting registrants from both investors and entrepreneurs in anticipation of new regulations allowing investment crowdfunding. In May, the Corporations and… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform 30 Seconds Change Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Raise $90,000

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Innovative social enterprise ‘30 Seconds Change’ is raising funds to deliver a new charity fund raising platform to your mobile phone. 30 Seconds Change, a new social enterprise, announced today the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The funds raised, will be used to launch the 30 Seconds Change charity fundraising platform, which enables others… Read More

Loan Ranger Receives Strategic Investment from Liberum

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Australia based Loan Ranger, an online direct lender, has announced a strategic investment from UK based Liberum Capital.  Effective immediately, Liberum will also add Simon Atkinson as a director and Board Member.  Simon will join Jeff McCarthy, a former Managing Director of US based peer to peer lending Lending Club, who was appointed to the… Read More

Brief: Pop Up PR Agency jack+bill Partners with Pozible to Aid Melbourne Crowdfunders

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Australia based Pozible has partnered up with a young “pop-up” PR Agency – jack+bill. The agency is looking to give some pro-bono support to projects crowdfunding on Pozible.  The agency is an offshoot of Porter Novelli Melbourne.  jack+bill was initially launched in 2011 to support emerging fashion design talent.  It was conceived as a “unique… Read More

Paul Niederer: Wisdom Gained from $11.4 Million in Equity Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding champion Paul Niederer, the founder of ASSOB – one of the earliest equity crowdfunding platforms around, recently shared some insight into his experience with investment crowdfunding.  ASSOB or the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board.  He has incorporated some actual empirical data regarding this new form of capital formation – and it involves non-accredited investors too.  (One… Read More

Naked Wines Australia Offers A Way For Wine Lovers To Interact With Their Favorite Wineries

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Over the last few years, consumers have been able to purchase their favorite wines online with just one click. It’s easy to order it, but what if you can help with financing and producing of your favorite Australian wines? Naked Wines Australia has taken the traditional online wine business from just purchasing the bottles to helping… Read More

Pozible Prepares to Launch New Crowdfunding Event The Chicago Edit

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Ready to take its love for crowdfunding overseas, Australian-based Pozible is set to launch its new project The Chicago Edit on June 26th. The platform will be making its way to the Windy City to see some new aspiring projects from up and coming entrepreneurs. This is the first of many events that Pozible will holding… Read More

Real-Life Video Game “Lazarus” Campaign Receives $360k And Breaks Pozible Record

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Australian entrepreneurs and IRL Shooter founders Drew Hobbs and David Leadbetter, who are behind real-life video game “Lazarus,” not only received their $308k crowdfunding campaign goal on Pozible, but also broke a new record on the platform. The campaign received $359k by 1,517 Melburians. According to the campaing’s site, “Lazarus” is about a facility that is… Read More

Dogecoin and Reddit Team Up to Help Australian Racecar Driver

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Dogecoin is making another appearance on the racetrack! The cybercurrency and Reddit.com are teaming up once again to help another driver in need and this time it’ll be going to the Australian V8 Supercar Series. The crowdfunding effort, which is called #SuperV8Doge, is aiming to sponsor Lee Holdsworth and his Erebus AMB Mercedes E63 racer to… Read More

OzCrowd Preps for Launch in Australia

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A new crowdfunding platform is prepping to launch in Australia.  OzCrowd, founded by Nick Karolidis, has targeted an official launch date of this coming July 1, 2014.  The new site is dedicated to raising the profile of Australian individual projects rather than international offers.  The site indicates they intend to directly support some projects by… Read More

Paul Niederer Charts Equity Crowdfunding Path for Australia

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The Australian Small Scale Offerings Board, otherwise known as ASSOB, has been a recognized trailblazer of sorts in the investment crowdfunding world.  The platform has raised over $138 million for more than 300 small companies over the past few years.  ASSOB has been an oft cited platform that has efficiently allocated capital to SME’s in… Read More

Australia Cuts Budget for the Arts. Pozible Wants to Help Out

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The Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey recently announced a significant budget shift that will apparently impact funding for the Arts and Gaming in the country. Cutting federal budgets is never, ever an easy task because one person’s waste is another’s necessity.  There is a bit of a silver lining regarding the cuts to the Arts though… Read More