Tagged: australia

Jack + Bill Provides Pro-Bono Assistance to Pozible Crowdfunding Campaigns

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Porter Novelli, an Australian based marketing firm, has once again assisted several crowdfunding campaigns raise funding on Pozible. This is the second year the company has partnered with Pozible to aid several projects. Using their “pop-up” public relations creation, jack + bill, the group has… Read More

ThinCats Australia Nears $2 Million in Lending After One Year of Operations

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ThinCats Australia has posted an update on their progress and according to the platform after one year of operations the peer to peer lending platform has arranged approximately $2 million in loans. Interest rates have ranged from 11.5% to 14.5% from a group of “diverse”… Read More

CEO Jon Medved Discusses Australian Regulations, Innovation Finance and OurCrowd’s Unique “Tasty Blend” of Crowdfunding

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Jon Medved, the prominent globetrotting entrepreneur and charismatic founder of OurCrowd, caught up with ABC’s Business Correspondent Ticky Fullerton as part of a segment on new reforms on crowdfunding for small businesses and startups in Australia. Complimenting PM Malcom Turnbull’s deep understanding of tech and innovation… Read More

Small Business Minister Kelly O’Dwyer Talks Crowdfunding in Australia

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In Australia today, start-ups and small businesses cannot practically access retail investors due to significant upfront and ongoing compliance costs and red tape. This is according to Kelly O’Dwyer, the Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasury. O’Dwyer delivered this statement to the Financial Services… Read More

Tilt Prepares For Global Launch By Announcing Rollouts in The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Norway


This week, crowdfunding platform, Tilt, announced it is making the final preparations to launch globally starting in November by hitting five additional international markets by early 2016. Tilt, which was founded in 2012 by James Beshara and Khaled Hussein, recently placed a foothold in the European market… Read More

Aussie P2P Lender MoneyPlace To Open To Retail Investors Next Year; Now Open To ‘Sophisticated Investors’


Aussie startup MoneyPlace will next year be among the earliest Australian peer-to-peer lenders to open up to “mum and dad investors” (read: small-scale nonprofessional investors) as of Monday, Nov. 2, noted the Sydney Morning Herald. The Melbourne-based MoneyPlace has been in the works for two years, including… Read More

Newtowner’s Guide to Crowdfunding – Sydney

As part of this year’s Newtown Festival COMMUNE and Pozible present an evening of gin and vegan sushi with the Newtowner’s Guide to Crowdfunding. COMMUNE’s November edition of the Pozible workshop will feature Inner West locals and successful crowdfunding campaigners Griffin & Jesse from Poor Toms Gin and Penelope from Super Food Sushi. Come down to hear… Read More

Equitise Joins with Syndex to Create Secondary Market for Crowdfunded Securities


Equitise, operating in Australia and New Zealand, has partnered with Auckland-based Syndex to create a secondary market to trade crowdfunded securities. The “Trans-Tasman” market is said to deliver “a new degree of maturity and sophistication to the nascent crowdfunded equity market in New Zealand”.  … Read More

Brief: Bondora Opens European Personal Loan Marketplace Platform to U.S. Accredited Investors

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Bondora, a pan-European marketplace lender, opens to accredited investors from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Australia. The platform now allows global accredited investors to invest directly into personal unsecured loans across three European markets including Spain,… Read More

Creators of Indiegogo Success Flow Hive Offer Up New Virtual Tour of Factory

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Giving backers a closer look at Indiegogo Alum Flow Hive’s honey progress, creator Cedar Anderson offered up a virtual tour. Flow Hive was created by father-son duo Australian natives, Cedar and Stuart Anderson, and is considered a “revolutionary” beehive invention that allows its users to harvest… Read More

Harmoney Adds Prominent Names to Advisory Board

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Harmoney, the first peer to peer lender to launch in New Zealand, has added some big names to its advisory board.  Accord to a release published by the P2P site, Jon Barlow, founder of Eaglewood Capital and Phin Upham of Thiel Capital have signed up… Read More

Australia’s Innovation Minister Christopher Pyne: Crowdfunding Is A ‘Highest Priority’

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Australia’s Innovation Minister Christopher Pyne recently stated that governments had procrastinated on crowdfunding changes, and it was now a top priority, according to Australia’s Financial Review. Pyne said, To me it’s not that complicated, but that’s one of our highest priorities. There are things you can do quickly, there are… Read More

DomaCom CEO Arthur Naoumidis Shares Insight on Unique Real Estate Crowdfunding Site (Video)

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DomaCom, based in Australia, is a “fractional property investing platform” using a strategy that is likened to a diversified equities portfolio. Arthur Naoumidis, CEO of the platform, spoke to CNBC this week to discuss how his platform operates. Asked how DomaCom is different, Naoumidis stated… Read More

Fundrise Goes Global: Australia, UK, Canada Now May Invest

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  Real estate crowdfunding platform Fundrise is going global.  While not surprising, Fundrise has taken a dramatic step in leveraging existing technology and investment opportunity to provide investor access in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Fundrise is one of the leading online real estate… Read More

Peer-to-Peer Platform Harmoney Celebrates First Birthday; Achieves $100M Lending Milestone

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Happy Birthday, Harmoney! The peer-to-peer (P2P) platform celebrated a successful first year as a New Zealand’s operating P2P lender, achieving unprecedented growth, creating jobs in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji and is currently preparing to launch in Australia. Harmoney highlights: Facilitated $100 million of personal loans in less than 12 months… Read More

VentureCrowd Names Rob Nankivell CEO & John Ottaway General Manager of Property

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Australian equity-based crowdfunding platform, VentureCrowd, has appointed finance industry veteran Rob Nankivell to the role of CEO, and John Ottaway as General Manager of Property. The appointments come off the back of what VentureCrowd says has been solid growth this year, with the company’s expansion… Read More

Regulators Need to Forget Yesterday Says Niederer. Look to Tomorrow & Embrace Equity Crowdfunding

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Paul Niederer, CEO of ASSOB  – a trailblazing investment crowdfunding platform in Australia, makes a very valid point. Regulators are too rooted in the past and they are at risk of botching the future as the finance industry inevitably moves online. Australia is in the… Read More

Australian’s SocietyOne Hits $200M in Applications, Targeting Bank Customers with Competitive Risk-based Pricing

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SocietyOne co-founder Matt Symons said yesterday there was a strong correlation between the lender’s $200 million in loan ­applications and traffic on the get­creditscore.com website — a partnership with the nation’s leading credit bureau, Veda, reported The Australian‘s Richard Gluyas. More than 75,000 people have used the… Read More

P2P Lender RateSetter To Offer Secured Personal Loans; Partners With Car Finance Broker Stratton

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Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter is now offering secured personal loans, and will focus on the automotive loan market to start with, according to Business Insider Australia. RateSetter has partnered with car finance broker Stratton, which is majority owned by Carsales.com.au. Carsales also holds a 20 percent equity… Read More

An Australian Misnomer: Crowd-Sourced Equity Funding


The Australian government has recently released a consultation paper seeking feedback on their proposed framework for “crowd-sourced equity funding” (CSEF). The “CSEF” label is inaccurate, and likely to confuse both investors and companies. Instead, Australia should be adopting the globally-accepted term “Equity Crowdfunding”. The term, crowd-sourced equity… Read More