Birchal directors Kellie Morton, Matt Vitale Kate O’Keeffe and Adam Vise

Birchal raises $2.39 million on its own crowdfunding platform

- December 22, 2023 2 MIN READ

More than 1,100 investors have backed crowd-sourced funding (CSF) platform Birchal in its own CSF campaign, raising $2.39 million. Alongside a range of retail investors, the cap table includes existing investor Dom Pym, cofounder of Up; Mckeage Cole Foundation MD Connie Mckeage; Giant Leap venture partner Peter Cameron; TodayPay founder Peter Cameron; Doshii founder Sean… Read more »

LifeBid founder Brett Wright

Insurtech startup LifeBid launches crowdfunding campaign with co-investor Stride Equity after raising $700,000

- August 9, 2023 2 MIN READ

Insurtech startup LifeBid has launched a crowdfunding (CSF) campaign with venture-backed platform Stride Equity, having already raised $700,000 in a strategic co-investment from industry partners and the Stride  Group.  LifeBid is the first startup Stride Equity has backed with investment since its launch earlier this year and is the first CSF campaign on the platform.… Read more »

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Is share liquidity a problem to be solved for crowdfunding investors?

- July 5, 2023 4 MIN READ

After an admittedly late start, crowdfunding is certainly coming of age in Australia. As was rightly pointed out recently by Birchal Co-Founder Matt Vitale, that Australian crowdsourced funding (CSF) platforms have raised $240 million for 320 start-up companies over the past five years is an unqualified success. Accessing otherwise unavailable investment opportunities in high growth… 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 »


Monash Uni students launch alcoholic seltzer brand Wonki via crowdfunding

- March 31, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

Three Monash University students have launched an alcoholic seltzer brand, Wonki, for pre-sale on the crowdfunding platform Pozible. They are almost halfway into raising the $30,000 target to turn Wonki into a ready-to-drink reality.  Wonki was developed at Monash’s Fastrack Accelerator program by cofounders Gabriel Tucker, Max Moolman, and Briget Lansell.  The alcoholic seltzer brand… Read more »

Stride Equity

VC-backed crowdfunding platform Stride Equity is offering a new funding model for startups

- March 28, 2023 2 MIN READ

A team of former Investec executives have launched Stride Equity an equity crowdfunding (CSF) platform backed by a venture capital fund, Stride Lead, in a model that looks to  rethink how startups raise funds. Stride Equity will evaluate each investment opportunity with experienced investors to choose the companies offered on the crowdfunding.  Startups seeking capital… Read more »

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Food and drink

Dinner party marketplace Gathar launches Microwd crowdfunding campaign

- March 21, 2023 2 MIN READ

Queensland catering startup Gathar is launching a crowdfunding campaign on female founder focused platform Microwd. Gathar is the self-described “Airbnb of dinner parties”, which matches hosts with caterers, from chefs to talented home cooks.  Expressions of interest for the crowdfunding campaign opened today on Microwd, which rebranded from ‘Pledgeme’ last year. The dinner party marketplace… 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 »