Crowdfunding as a game changer for SMEs

Jill Storey writes in the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Magazine and sets out how in this current climate of restricted lending to SMEs from traditional finance sources, crowdfunding and the new equity rules have the potential to be a game changer for Australian proprietary companies. If you’re a director of a company with a

Crowdfunding to Save Our Planet – Plastic Free July

As we near the end of #plasticfreeJuly, we thought it would be fitting to do a post about the environment, in particular how crowdfunding can help saving the environment.  Whether we like to admit it or not, everybody has some sense of awareness that the environment needs to be saved. We are in a critical

Creating Your Crowdfunding Story – 10 tips for success

Crowdfunding Tips : 10 Tips for Creating Your Crowdfunding Campaign Story Why don’t we start off with what those 10 nifty tips are so you know what to expect: Hit the key messages quickly Have clear objectives Your title matters Start simple Introduce the problem Display your solution Provide examples and evidence Delve into why

Crowdfunding in Australia – A Guide

A Guide to Crowdfunding in Australia The crowdfunding model has been helping new companies and organisations turn their ideas into reality since the 2,000s, but it’s only more recently that it has gained traction in Australia. This is certainly good news if you have a big project you’ve been wanting to put out into the world

Sydney start-up ecosystem matures

The Sydney market for start-up businesses has grown to a level of maturity to offer innovative and exceptional quality support. Sydney’s start-up culture is quickly becoming recognised as a world leader for local and international entrepreneurs. According to startupdaily.net, in late 2017, there were an estimated 2,100 active tech start-ups in Sydney with an overall

Australian Entrepreneurs & Innovators

Chelsea Ford, Founder, Females in Food This month we profile Chelsea Ford, the Sydney based Founder of Females in Food. Females in Food is a membership for women in food and drink to get business advice, resources and inspiration. Females in Food is for makers, creators, artisans, producers and small business owners. Their mission is

Choosing the Right Crowdfunding Consultant to Maximise Your Campaign’s Potential

  Is Crowdfunding right for your business ? Decided to Run Your Crowdfunding Campaign? Excellent, Now Choose the Right Crowdfunding Consultant to Maximise Its Potential You have heard of crowdfunding and read various articles and blog posts on it. You found it interesting as an idea and wanted to know more about it. You learned

Beyond Brexit: Crowdfunding in Australia Presents a Unique Opportunity

Beyond Brexit: Crowdfunding in Australia Presents a Unique Opportunity Today, 29 March 2019, was the day the UK was set to leave the EU but nearly 3 years after the vote, Brexit is still not yet presented in its final form.  Even when something approaching a final form is agreed, it is highly likely that

Crowdfunding a Consumer Product? 5 things you need to know

As part of the ReadyFundGo Crowdfunding Academy that we launched in Australia at the start of this year, we have had the privilege of meeting with many inventors and innovators with some really cool and some really earth-shattering revolutionary  ideas.  Many are excited about the opportunities that reward-based or product-based crowdfunding can deliver to both assist

Crowdfunding success but not as originally expected for Nina The Nutty Baker

When Nina Siljanovic started her crowdfunding campaign it was always going to be full of surprises.  By the time Nina signed up with Australian crowdfunding platform ReadyFundGo, she had already thrown in her successful overseas investment banking job and devoted a few years to building The  Nutty Baker from a home kitchen baking business into a

The First Crowdfunding Academy for Business in Australia is an opportunity not to miss: Here is why!

The First Crowdfunding Academy for Business in Australia is an opportunity not to miss: Here is why!   Australia Gets Serious About Crowdfunding ReadyFundGo, Australia’s own Kickstarter, is  launching the first Australian Crowdfunding Academy for businessesat just the right time.   Our CEO, Jill Storey,  predicts that 2019 will be the year that Australia starts

Crowdfunding Insights from Flow Hive’s $16.9 million Campaign

 Three years on and Cedar Anderson and his father Stuart from Flow Hive, still arguably have the crown for the world’s most successful crowdfunding campaign ever.     Not only did they raise a record-breaking A$16.9 million in just 6 weeks but they have now sold over 51,000 bee hives to 130 countries and, possibly

Crowdfunding: The Game Changer for 2.5 million Australian Companies

    A change in the crowdfunding legislation in Australia has just changed the game for 2.5 million companies.   The long awaited legislative change in the form of The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Act 2018 (the Proprietary CSF Act)  became operational in October 2018 amending the requirement for proprietary companies to have no more than

2018 – A Big Year for Crowdfunding in Australia

2018 – A Big Year for Crowdfunding in Australia The long-awaited legislative changes eventually became operational After many years of discussion, 2018 finally saw the operation of crowd-sourced equity funding in Australia. In January 2108, the first platforms received their equity crowdfunding licences and started offering their services to unlisted public companies. The start of

Crowdfunding for your App: the 5 Best Rewards

Crowdfunding for your App: the 5 Best Rewards   Crowdfunding is a great mechanism to get your projects and startup businesses off the ground. And it’s easy to see why more entrepreneurs are turning to crowdfunding: it’s more convenient to launch compared to traditional business financing options, it can capture a niche market, and developers can

Can Crowdfunding Help Your Australian Small Business?

  Crowdfunding for Australians Crowdfunding has become a viable solution for many start-ups in turning their aspirations into reality. It combines the useful features of crowdsourcing and microfinancing, uniting aspiring entrepreneurs with funders who are willing to pledge resources to projects that they want to support. Because of its simple and collaborative approach to investment,

Why Tasmania is Ripe for Crowdfunding Success

Why Tasmania Is Ripe for Entrepreneurial and Crowdfunding Success   What comes to mind when one thinks of Tasmania? A paradise isolated from the strain of everyday life? Yes. An island famous for its wine and internationally-acclaimed gourmet food? Also true. And of course, it is the home of native wildlife that captures the imagination.

Crowdfunding in Queensland

 Crowdfunding in Queensland: Where Success Seems Inevitable Crowdfunding in Queensland: Where Success Seems Inevitable  Are you part of a new venture seeking to get off the ground? Welcome to Queensland! It’s an excellent place for entrepreneurs and crowdfunding campaigners who want to benefit from an exceptional community that is both open to new ideas and

Crowdfunding helping start-ups and scale-up businesses

Pretty soon, and if you’re lucky enough to be able to afford Qantas first class or business class travel on their international flights, you can bite into a gluten free Amaretti biscuit made by the Nutty Baker. Thanks to a financial ‘leg up’ from crowd funding that the Nutty Baker initiated on ReadyFundGo, Nina Siljanovic

Crowdfunding Update Australia

Crowdfunding Update Australia After a very long wait  we are expecting the new laws on equity crowdfunding to be passed this week expanding the opportunity from public unlisted companies to proprietary companies. Jill Storey, CEO of ReadyFundGo, Australia’s reward based crowdfunding platform for start-ups and scale-ups explained that, “around 97% of companies in Australia are

Crowdfunding filling in some gaps for early stage Ag-Biotech Businesses

Crowdfunding filling in some gaps for early stage Ag-Biotech Businesses as they address one of the most crucial challenges of our generation   Global food security is recognised as one of the  most crucial challenges of our generation. Today it is estimated that around one billion people are chronically hungry and an additional two billion