crowdfunding

Crowdfunding: Australia’s coffee cup solution

Good-Edi the only takeaway cup you can eat A year ago, we looked at how crowdfunding was  helping reduce single use plastics with some examples of great ideas that had been crowdfunded to help reduce the plastic in our oceans and landfill. But we have now found our new favourite idea which has been developed by

Crowdfunding: reducing ocean plastic

Ocean Plastic Pollution After the world woke up to the environmental dangers and the scale of plastic pollution in the ocean, there has been no dearth of ideas to reduce, reuse, or recycle plastics. The main stumbling block is lack of money. Crowdfunding, a relatively new way of raising funds, could well be a powerful

Crowdfunding a coronavirus good news story

Crowdfunding and a coronavirus good news story: “Dogs on Doorsteps“ Coronavirus  news remains relentless around the world with a devasting second wave of lockdowns for many business owners in both Victoria and other locations around the world.  Some who had managed to scramble to survive the first wave and battle to reopen have been economically and

Crowdfunding For Mum Entrepreneurs

Crowdfunding Your Business Venture Do you have an idea for a startup or a side-hustle ?  Do you have an existing business that you are looking to scale ?  Crowdfunding could be for you ….. Everyone has heard about or used crowdfunding for charitable or community projects but not everyone has thought of it as a

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

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

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

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 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,

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

Crowdfunding Promotion – The Secret to Catapulting your Campaign

Crowdfunding Promotion The Secret to getting local Media Coverage to catapult your campaign   If you have been reading the ReadyFundGo crowdfunding campaign guide you will have seen the importance of a good start to your crowdfunding campaign.   In the Guidebook we talk about personal contact – meetings and phone calls to get your

Crowdfunding Campaign Strategy: Taking a new product to market

Crowdfunding Agency Services   Crowdfunding Campaign Strategy: Taking a new product to market                      Get help from experts in the field of Crowdfunding                                      Why you need our help?    

Crowdfunding: Funded in 5 Days and What it Means for the Future of Work

  Crowdfunding: How To Be Funded in 5 Days and What It Means For The Future of Work In partnership with Australia’s crowdfunding platform, ReadyFundGo, the Mitta Mitta Brewing Co, a family run business which started over a phone call between mates in Victoria, recently ran their first crowdfunding campaign. The campaign, went live on

Crowdfunding your dream start-up

Crowdfunding with a Passion So, you’ve got an idea. Perhaps it’s a really good idea … Well, who knows? Quite possibly you’ve had such a brilliant brainwave that it will turn the world upside down! All you need now is some warm soft cash to somehow pull your idea out of your own personal dreamtime

3 Essential Lessons from a Successful $1.6m Crowdfunding Campaign

    Few people in the world can claim they have run a $1m crowdfunding campaign. In fact, less than 0.2% of all successfully funded projects on Kickstarter.com reached that threshold.     So, if you are an innovator or company founder willing to go big, you probably can’t help wondering: what do I need

Adapting your crowdfunding campaign with feedback from your crowd

You’ve probably noticed how crowdfunding is growing in popularity not only in Australia but all over the world. It has become a viable alternative for innovators and company founders to fund all kinds of ideas. At ReadyFundGo we currently hosting a campaign titled The Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble, an ambitious attempt to put together 500

Large Corporates Turn to Crowdfunding to Facilitate Innovation

Crowdfunding is starting to become a strategic tool for large corporate enterprises.   Innovation in large enterprises has always been a tricky path to set and follow.   Senior leadership teams walk on eggshells in the process. They must invest in the right technologies while making sure they do not jeopardise the sales of existing

UK companies use crowdfunding to test the Australian market after Brexit

Using crowdfunding to test the market in Australia following Brexit  For many UK businesses looking to grow, expansion overseas is often the obvious next step. Whilst in the past Europe may have been seen as the place to explore, following Brexit many companies are looking further afield. It is clear to see why Australia is