Investors poured more than $71 million into 89 companies via crowd-sourced funding (CSF) in 2021, new analysis of the sector reveals. Nearly a third of that figure ($21m, 30%) flowed in the final quarter of the year thanks to a series of record raises. In 2021, the number of CSF offers completed rose by 82%… Read more »
Startup Daily TV: A breakthrough test for heart disease is currently raising through equity crowdfunding
A Melbourne based startup is on the cusp of commercialising the world’s first early risk detection screening for heart disease, which will save millions of lives a year and could become a tipping point for treatment. ESN Cleer has developed a simple saliva test in collaboration with a top team of scientists and engineers, for… Read more »
Digital bank Xinja is looking for another $50 million from investors in a Series D raise from crowdfunding. The bank has already secured the first tranche of $20 million and the fortnight-long raise through Equitise is offering 12.254 million shares – taking the total to nearly 70 million – at $4.08 a share to… Read more »
The Seabin Project, a tech and education startup reducing the amount of waste in the world’s oceans, raised more than $1 million over the weekend as retail investors got behind an equity crowdfunding campaign for the social good venture. Seabin launched a month-long Series A Birchal campaign last Thursday, seeking up to $3 million at… Read more »
Financial advisers are backing a crowdfunding campaign for an $11 million independent ratings startup
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 »
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 »
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 »
Women-focused ridesharing service Shebah has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for expansion.
Fresh from securing its restricted banking licence from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) last month, neobank Xinja Bank has launched its second equity crowdfunding offer.
“Equity crowdfunding is a way of getting started”: New Zealand’s Snowball Effect on the growth of crowdfunding
Snowball Effect launched to make it easier for investors to directly invest into companies after observing how difficult it could be in New Zealand.
One of the latest businesses to raise via crowdfunding is Australian esports club ORDER, which this month raised over $360,000 through Birchal.
Proprietary companies will now be able to bring on investment via equity crowdfunding, with Parliament this week passing the long-awaited amendments to its crowdfunding legislation.
With a day to go until its offer closes, digital-only bank Xinja has raised $2 million through equity crowdfunding platform Equitise.
Fintech Pelikin is creating a digital-only bank to help consumers spend and manage their money on the go
The idea for it digital-only startup bank Pelikin came from founder Sam Brown’s experiences with personal banking in while Australia and overseas.
miRunners addresses the upfront and ongoing costs of ownership by turning the buying of a horse into what is effectively a crowdfunding campaign of sorts.