Tagged: equitise

VentureCrowd Calls Australian Crowdfunding Legislation a “Slow Motion Train Wreck”

While there has been some progress in the legislative odyssey of “Crowd-sourced equity funding”, as they call it down under, not everyone is pleased with the current results. VentureCrowd, a multi-class crowdfunding platform providing early stage, property and “crowd credit” finance, has labeled the process… Read More

Update: Aussie Social Platform Gather Online Acquires Secret Algorithm As Seedrs & Equitise Campaigns Surpasses £400,000 in Total Funding

Australia-based social discovery platform Gather Online announced on Friday it has acquired a new secret algorithm. This news comes just as the online portal surpassed £400,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and Equitise. The initiative was launched last month, seeking funding for growth and… Read More

Success: Aussie Platform Gather Online Overfunds on Seedrs

Gather Online, an Australia-based gather and share platform, has successfully secured its initial £245,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. The website launched the initiative recently to raise the funds for expansion. As previously reported, Gather Online was launched in early 2015 and describes as a… Read More

Australian Platform Gather Online Seeks £245,000 Seedrs & Announces Upcoming Equitise Initiative

Gather Online, an Australia-based gather and share platform, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The website is currently seeking £245,000 as it prepares to expand. Gather Online, which was launched in early 2015, describes itself as a social discovery platform that allows users to… Read More

Fintech Australia Welcomes Approval of Crowdfunding Legislation

Fintech Australia lauded the Australian Parliament’s vote to support the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-Sourced Funding) Bill of 2016. The advocacy group said the approval of the equity crowdfunding law will provide a major avenue for companies to raise capital and create new jobs. Fintech Australia CEO… Read More

Equitise Pivot: Crowdfunding Portal Launches New Syndicate Platform to Connect VC’s & Angels with Retail Investors

Crowdfunding platform Equitise has launched a new “Syndicate” platform to connect Australian VCs and Angel Investors with retail investors. The shift was described as a bit of a pivot for the Australian / New Zealand – funding platform. Equitise said it was frustrated by the… Read More

Here is Equitise’s Comment on the Australian Crowdfunding Legislation

Equitise is an investment crowdfunding platform set up to operate in New Zealand and Australia. While New Zealand created a bespoke regulatory regime to allow equity crowdfunding to evolve some time ago, Australia has struggled to enact new rules. This week, the Australian Senate published… Read More

H2Ocean Pushes Pause on Fintech Fund Listing on ASX

H2Ocean, the Fintech fund that expected to list shares on the ASX, has pushed pause in its public float as funding fell short of goal.  In a letter to prospective investors, Ben and Toby Heap, creators of H2Ocean, explained their challenge; “As you may know,… Read More

Australia’s H2Ocean Receives Support From Various Financial Service & Technology Industry Figures

Following its official launch by Australia’s treasurer, Scott Morrison, H2Ocean Limited announced it received support from financial services figures, Link Group Chairman Michael Carapiet and Perpetual Guardian founder Andrew Barnes. Other supporters include technology industry figures Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, AfterPay Executive Chairman Anthony Eisen, Ratesetter Australia… Read More

IPO: Equitise Lists H2Ocean Limited Offer on Crowdfunding Platform

Equitise’s First Big Syndicated Transaction. H2Ocean Limited is in the process of doing an initial public offering (IPO) in Australia.  The shares are expected to list on the ASX this coming October. As part of the process, H2Ocean is offering shares via an offer on Equitise –… Read More

1Above Raises Capital on Equitise to Accelerate US Rollout

1Above, a travel well-being company, is raising capital via equity crowdfunding platform Equitise. The New Zealand based company has created an anti-jet lag concotion that apparently works quite well. We all know the detrimental effects of jet-lag that can undermine quick trips around the globe. 1Above… Read More

Equitise Updates on Australia, New Zealand Crowdfunding Progress

Equitise is a “Trans-Tasman Investment Platform” providing access to capital and unique investment opportunities to investors in New Zealand and Australia. Founded in Australia in 2014 by Chris Gilbert, Jonny Wilkinson and Panche Gjorgjevski, the investment crowdfunding platform soon added Will Mahon-Heap as the executive to… Read More

Australian Crowdfunding Legislation May Be Top of the List After Elections

Expectations were high earlier this year as Australia appeared poised to enact legislation to improve the environment for investment crowdfunding to occur in a more liberalized environment. Yet the proposal by policy makers had come under pointed criticism.  Eventually the bill “lapsed at dissolution” in… Read More

Sportswear Brand SKINS Pauses Crowdfunding on Seedrs & Equitise

Growing sports brand SKINS has placed its equity crowdfunding campaign on pause as multiple, large investors have indicated their interest in gaining a “substantial shareholding” in the brand.  The Swiss company launched a £2 million crowdfunding round earlier this year using both Seedrs in the… Read More

Investec Invests in Fintech Accelerator H2 Ventures

International Financial firm Investec, a publicly traded company, has invested in H2 Ventures, a fintech accelerator based in Australia.  In a blog post on the H2 site the company explained; “At risk of blowing our own trumpet, we are delighted to announce today an investment… Read More

Sportswear Brand SKINS Seeks to Capture £2M Through Seedrs & Equitise

Global sportswear brand, SKINS, announced on Monday it has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Aussie company and inventors of sports compression is working with Seedrs and  Equitise to raise £2 million out of a 10 million global fundraising… Read More

Investec Australia Purchases 20% of Equity Crowdfunding Platform Equitise

Equitise has a new shareholder.  Investec Australia, a publicly traded company, announced today that it had purchased a 20% stake in the equity crowdfunding platform making it the single largest shareholder behind the Equitise co-founders.  Investec was joined in the funding round by H2 Ventures and… Read More

Equitise Year in Review (Infographic)

Equitise, a “Trans-Tasman” equity crowdfunding platform has shared a few of the high-points from 2015. Originally queued up to launch in Australia, Equitise first set up shop in New Zealand as the regulatory regime moved a bit quicker in facilitating the new form of internet finance…. 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

Niederer: Proposed Australian Regulatory Framework for Crowdfunding is Wrong

Paul Niederer, CEO of ASSOB – one of the very first investment crowdfunding platforms ever, has shared his opinion of the recently published a regulatory framework for crowdfunding in Australia and, in brief, he thinks it is wrong. Forest for the Trees Niedierer believes the… Read More