Crowdfunding is becoming increasingly fragmented with different forms ranging from donations through to alternative finance channels, like equity and debt crowdfunding. Press coverage and debate surround the benefits of such modes of finance, but there is a sector in crowdfunding that has gone largely unnoticed: Real Estate Crowdfunding. Earlier this year, crowdfunding researcher, Massolution, released […]Read more "Real Estate Crowdfunding 101"
The Australian Federal Government has accepted all but one financial system review recommendations. The Coalition made an election promise on 25 October 2010 to conduct a thorough examination of Australia’s financial system. This promise was delivered with the final report of the Financial System Inquiry, led by David Murray AO, and publicly released on 7 […]Read more "October 2015 Announcement: Government Response to the Financial System Inquiry puts ECF as a Priority"
With the recent surge of legislative reforms and demand for alternative finance on the rise, Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) is starting to gain global momentum. Interests are piqued, and appetites for capital are unsatiated, putting pressure on governments to legalise and regulate ECF markets. So, what does the world of ECF look like now? Here’s a […]Read more "Equity Crowdfunding State of Play: October 2015"
This is another post I put together for the Equitise Blog further explaining New Zealand’s new alternative market. Some more juice on the NXT The recent launch of the nascent NXT market is an exciting addition to New Zealand’s capital markets. It provides a platform for small and medium sized businesses to access the benefits of ‘going […]Read more "The NXT Market – Some More Info"
This article is taken from one I’ve done on our Equitise blog about the new alternative market (or “licensed market operator” under the FMCA) in New Zealand. Is that another name for Netflix No, but good try. The NXT board, targeting companies in the $10 million to $100 million market capitalisation range, was launched in […]Read more "Alternative Markets – What is the NXT?"
As you’re probably aware a lot has been happening in Australia as of late. We’ve had a change in government, and few controversial statements, all that juicy political stuff! So what does this mean for equity crowdfunding? Well, actually it’s got bipartisan support, and it’s still on the government’s agenda, at the top of the […]Read more "Equity Crowdfunding: The Australian State of Play"
The Equity Crowdfunding Document An equity crowdfunding campaign, like any offering of shares to the public requires disclosure. Set out below are some things business owners should think about before they launch the campaign. Usually an equity crowdfunding platform will suggest that you prepare a short form information memorandum (IM), essentially a more comprehensive business […]Read more "Equity Crowdfunding: What do investors want to see?"