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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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‘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 »