Start-up

Crowdfunding as a game changer for SMEs

Jill Storey writes in the Australian Instiitute 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

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

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

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 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 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