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Financial advisers are backing a crowdfunding campaign for an $11 million independent ratings startup

- July 5, 2019 3 MIN READ

Adviser Ratings CEO Mark Hoven and MD and co-founder Angus Woods. Source: supplied Sydney-based independent financial advice rating and data startup Adviser Ratings has turned to crowdfunding as it seeks to respond the banking royal commission’s findings into conflicts of interest in the sector. The Series A raise through equity crowdfunding platform Birchal launched publicly… Read more »

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Australia’s leading medicinal cannabis startup is on target to raise $2 million from crowdfunding

- June 14, 2019 2 MIN READ

The problems startup founders set out to solve are often drawn from personal experience and for Dr Ben Jansen, founder of Cannabis Doctors Australia (CDA), it doesn’t get much more personal as the nascent medicinal cannabis industry establishes in Australia. Jansen’s family business started when his mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. They faced the… 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 »