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Crowdfunding platform Birchal launches its own raise, seeking $3 million

- November 29, 2023 2 MIN READ

Crowd-sourced funding (CSF) fintech Birchal is hoping to raise $3 million in a second campaign on its own platform.  The capital raising platform, which has been popular with brewers, medicinal cannabis ventures and impact cleaning products startup Zero Co launched in 2018 when crowd-funding was legalised, has facilitated more than 100 capital raises worth $190… Read more »

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Crowd-sourced funding: solving the tyranny of distance to capital

- July 17, 2023 4 MIN READ

Geographic remoteness is part of our identity as Australians. Stories of founders relocating to a larger startup ecosystem are common, particularly for founders outside of Sydney and Melbourne. Most notably, Sydney-based Canva, one of Australia’s most successful startups, was originally founded in Perth. But five years into the development of Australia’s crowd-sourced funding (CSF) regime, … Read more »

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Here’s what Australia needs to do next to support startup founders and equity crowdfunding investors

- June 16, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australia was late to the game when it came to allowing startups to raise capital through crowd-sourced funding. But it grew quickly to become the second largest market per capita by 2021, according to the latest global research. Five years in, it’s undoubtedly a huge success, with over $240 million invested across 320 successful offers… Read more »

Cannaponics founder and CEO Rod Zakostelsky with cardiologist and director Dr Michael Nguyen

Medical cannabis startup Cannaponics bags $5 million record in crowdfunding raise

- May 19, 2023 2 MIN READ

Medical cannabis company Cannaponics has raised a record-equalling $5 million – the maximum allowed under Australian law – in an equity crowdfunding campaign via Birchal. The campaign for the West Australian startup lasted just two weeks with 2,771 investors buying in. The only other company to raise the $5 million maximum was Byron Bay’s plastics… Read more »

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BULLS AT A GATE: Investors stampede meat subscription startup Our Cow, raising $1.5 million in 24 hours

- February 22, 2023 2 MIN READ

Investor appetite for agriculture startup Our Cow has seen the butcher subscription startup raise nearly $1.5 million from more than 750 investors in the first 24 hours of its Birchal crowdfunding campaign. Farmers Bianca Tarrant and Dave McGiveron launched Our Cow in Northern NSW in 2019 after nearly losing their farm in droughts and then the… Read more »


Women-founded social network Kindship raises $1 million to support parents raising kids with disabilities

- November 18, 2022 3 MIN READ

Four women and mothers who banded together to help the parents of children with disabilities have raised $1 million from crowdfunding for their social network app.  The Birchal campaign closed this week with $1.037 million from 604 investors. Kindship will use the funds to help parents navigate the NDIS. They plan to launch Kindship Wallet,… Read more »


Green hydrogen startup raises $1.38 million from crowdfunding

- June 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

Aspiring green hydrogen producer LINE Hydrogen has raised $1.38 million from crowdfunding as it looks to play its part in Australia’s renewable energy mix. The Tasmanian startup, alongside the Bell Bay Solar Farm, is hoping to become one of Australia’s first 100% renewable commercial-scale hydrogen producers and distributors, with production beginning in early 2023. LINE’s… Read more »


Startup Daily TV: Crowdfunding platform Birchal is raising $3 million to take CSF to the next level

- April 12, 2022 2 MIN READ

The platform behind 75% of Australia’s equity crowd-sourced funding (CSF) activity, Birchal, is running an equity crowdfunding campaign on its own platform, a first for any CSF platform in Australia, so retail investors can buy shares in the company. Birchal also revealed one of its main backers is Dom Pym, cofounder of next-gen digital bank,… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Medical cannabis startup Montu turns to crowdsourced funding as growth soars

- November 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

Medical cannabis tech platform Montu has launched its second capital raise via the Birchal crowdfunding platform. With less than a week to go in the expression of interest phase of the campaign, the Australian company plans to use the funds to consolidate its market leading position as a medical cannabis prescriber, add to its technological… Read more »


Startup Daily TV: Zero Co founder Mike Smith on his eco-startup’s record-breaking $5 million crowd-funding campaign

- October 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

Byron Bay eco-startup, Zero Co, rewrote the history of Australian crowd-sourced funding (CSF) on Tuesday after raising $5 million in just 6 hours and 27 minutes. It’s the largest CSF campaign in Australian history – $5 million is the maximum under law – and beats the previous record by $2 million. It also broke several… Read more »