Tagged: paul niederer

Crowdfunding 2.0: Smart eTokens Have Arrived!

Crowdfunding is about to enter a new and more powerful phase. Having become ensnared in a tangle of aging regulation designed for a disconnected, opaque world of fast-talking strangers Crowdfunding – in all it’s forms but especially Equity (ECF) – has yet to live up… Read More

Paul Niederer Slams Australian Crowdfunding Legislation in Public Comment

Paul Niederer, former CEO of the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB) – the very first platform established to raise capital online, posted a comment letter in response to the proposed Australian Crowd-Sourced Funding Bill (crowdfunding for the rest of the world). Never one to… Read More

Paul Niederer Appointed Wealth Migrate Australia CEO

Paul Niederer, former CEO of ASSOB, has been appointed CEO of Wealth Migrate’ Australian agency. Wealth Migrate is a global real estate crowdfunding platform. Niederer is a well-known proponent of internet finance having traveled the world on behalf of ASSOB – an early pioneer of… Read More

Paul Niederer Calls Australian Crowdfunding Legislation a “Complete Mismatch”

The Australian Senate referred the provisions of the Corporations Amendment Bill 2015 (or Crowd-sourced Funding as it is called)  to the Economics Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by February 22nd, which was then extended until February 29th. The proposed bill has come under pointed criticism… Read More

ASSOB: “Responsible Crowdfunding Platforms are Vitally Necessary.”

ASSOB‘s new CEO Will Leitch took to the pages of the Australian to laud the new investment crowdfunding rules (or Crowd-sourced funding as they call it down under). ASSOB is perhaps the oldest crowdfunding platform in the world and a trailblazer in the space.  Leitch… Read More

Crowdsourcing Week Raises Capital on Equity Crowdfunding Platform Crowdcube

Crowdsourcing Week (CSW) has launched its initiative to raise additional capital on Crowdcube. The event organizer and consulting group is seeking to raise £80,000 to expand the company’s events and launch new products including integrated e-learning and consulting that will be accessible to a wider global… Read More

Mitigating Fraud in Crowdfinance – Webinar

Join us for a live interactive webinar session where Paul Niederer, the CEO of the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB), will discuss how the world’s oldest equities crowdfunding platform has been able to remain FRAUD FREE after completing hundreds of raises in over 10… Read More

Crowdsourcing Week to Crowdfund on Crowdcube

Event organizer Crowdsourcing Week has decided to launch an equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube in the coming weeks. In a note to followers, founder and CEO Epi Ludvik Nekaj announced the funding round: As you may know, as a bootstrapped company since 2013, our small… Read More

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

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

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

Should You Raise Capital by Equity Crowdfunding? Paul Niederer Helps You Decide

Founder and CEO of the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB) Paul Niederer has tackled a persistent question: Should you use equity crowdfunding to raise capital for your company?  Niederer has created a “fundability” diagram to help potential issuers decide whether to move forward –… Read More

Niederer: Unaccredited Equity Crowdfunding Needs to Have Light Touch Investor Regulation to be Successful

Paul Niederer is not one to mince words. Having been around the block more than once, Niederer gives good advice.  When it comes to new forms of finance he speaks from experience, not just unhindered opinion.  The Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB), a company… Read More

Paul Niederer on Crowdfunding Regulations: Regulators & Legislators Often Have No Expertise in Small Business & Startup Ecosystem

Paul Niederer, founder of the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB) and crowdfunding protagonist, has tackled the global regulatory regimes around the world as they attempt to create rules for the new forms of finance. Niederer criticizes most approaches stating: “The [regulatory] implementation balance to… Read More

Fat Hen is Australia’s Crowdfunded Venture Capital Company

Australia recently encountered a bit of a regulatory stumble as CAMAC proposed rules for a new approach on investment crowdfunding that was widely denounced as “totally unworkable”.  One of the godfathers of equity crowdfunding himself, Paul Niederer, did not mince words as he lambasted regulators… Read More

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

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… Read More

Paul Niederer: Proposed Rules on Investment Crowdfunding “Totally Unworkable”

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… Read More

Crowdfunding Asia Conference is an Impressive Success

The very first crowdfunding conference in Asia took place earlier this month.  A diverse and impressive group of regulators, high ranking politicians, portal operators and entrepreneurs gathered to discuss the benefits of crowdfunding in Asia.  Over 300 individuals attended the two day “Crowdfunding Asia 2014”… Read More

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

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… Read More

Paul Niederer Charts Equity Crowdfunding Path for Australia

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… Read More

Paul Niederer: The Global Status of Crowdfunding (Video)

This past April, Crowdsourcing Week held their global conference in Singapore.  The gathering included many presentations on the global movement of crowdsourcing as well as multiple sessions on crowdfunding.  Paul Niederer, founder of and CEO of ASSOB – an equity crowdfunding platform based in Australia… Read More