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A chilli sauce startup with a product that sums up 2020 just raised $2 million from crowdfunding

- August 8, 2020 2 MIN READ

  Western Australian hot sauce startup Bunster has landed 2020 biggest crowdfunding campaigns, raising $2 million on Birchal from 1571 supporters. The startup’s best known and best-selling product – “Shit the Bed” hot sauce – is considered too rude for major supermarkets to stock, but has become a cult favourite among chilli sauce aficionados. Founder… Read more »

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A former Goldman Sachs banker is crowdfunding his agtech startup to help the world’s poorest farmers

- December 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

A former Goldman Sachs banker is hoping to could change the lives of two billion of the world’s poorest people, subsistence farmers and fishers, with an app. Brisbane entrepreneur David Davies created the app as part of his philanthropic impact startup, AgUnity. He calls it a “last mile” solution for poverty-stricken communities, involving an affordable… Read more »

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Birchal is launching a market to trade unlisted shares from crowdfunding campaigns

- December 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Women-only ridesharing app Shebah set a record for Australian crowdfunding when it raised $3 million earlier this year.  Equity crowdfunding platform Birchal has announced plans to host a secondary market to trade unlisted crowdsource-funded (CSF) shares from next year. Birchal has pioneered equity crowdfunding in Australia, having raised more than $16 million in 26 successful… Read more »

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This Australian movie startup wants to join the streaming ‘arms race’ with low budget films

- October 25, 2019 2 MIN READ

Geoff Moore, Tony Nikolakopoulos and Jay Grant from Reel House Productions. Movies sell a certain magic – a champagne for the eyes, yet for the most part the industry is more 4-litre cask wine. An Australian film production company Reel House Productions believes there’s still a fortune to be made making films as streaming services invest… Read more »

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Shark Tank-backed SOFI Spritz turns to crowdfunding once again

- October 1, 2019 2 MIN READ

Founder and CEO Tom Maclean with SOFI Spritz backer Steve Baxter SOFI Spritz, the ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails venture that began at Bondi Farmer’s Market in 2013, is  seeking $1 million in equity crowdfunding as it looks to target international markets. The venture has already held three rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns via Pozible and is now turning… Read more »

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‘Mum & Dad bank’ loan formaliser Credi is chasing $1 million in equity crowdfunding

- June 19, 2019 2 MIN READ

Tim Dean, Credi’s founder Credi, the Perth-based loan management platform that formalises loans between friends and family, aka the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’, is looking for $1 million to expand internationally and ramp up its marketing after processing more than $100 million of transactions in the past two years. Tim Dean, Credi’s founder, saying… Read more »

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Online retailer Booktopia abandons crowdfunding after falling short of its target

- June 11, 2019 3 MIN READ

Booktopia CEO and co-founder Tony Nash   Online bookseller Booktopia wanted to raise $10 million from an equity crowdfund Despite having nearly 2 million customers, just 850 people invested, raising less than 9% of the target The Sydney-based retailer is now talking to private investors  Leading Australian book retailer Booktopia has walked away from its… Read more »

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Here’s why one of Australia’s most unique dairy farms turned to crowdfunding to scale up

- May 10, 2019 3 MIN READ

When your family’s been on the land for 60 years, it’s doesn’t sound like startup territory, but farmers now all about disruption and the need to pivot a business. Dairy farming has changed dramatically in the past two decades since the biggest disruption of all, deregulation, arrived in 2000. Since then, Queensland has lost over… Read more »

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The world’s biggest cinema-on-demand chain wants supporters to crowdfund it

- May 9, 2019 2 MIN READ

      Perth-based Demand.film is hoping its 110,000-strong customer base will put their money where their eyeballs are, launching a seven-figure equity raise via crowdfunding. The on-demand cinema startup, which has a catalogue of hundreds of films, predominantly documentaries alongside Australian classics such as Mad Max and Crocodile Dundee, offers crowdsourced, single event-screenings in… Read more »