Australia

The article that got me worked up today is here! I got worked up because it implied that New Zealand was loose in this area and Australia needed to be tougher. Not so. As I say further down …. “If Australian Government Ministers are walking their talk of “crowdfunding” funding hundreds of small businesses and [...]

One of the effects of the U.S. leading the world in crowdfunding regulation advances is that its introduction is following the regulators step by step. Title II then Title III. Incumbent players like broker dealers, investment bankers and other vested interests get to have a go first. This brings in a focus on things like [...]

Investor, analyst, Blog Radio host and senior industry executive Doug Atkin takes a look at how technology and crowdfunding are changing Wall Street. He travels the country to talk to key players in the sector, discovers new businesses based on this funding model, and is joined by some of the financial and tech industry’s leading [...]

James Eyers from the AFR has written a well balanced article on crowdfunding including investor crowdfunding in the Australian Financial Review’s “Capital Magazine” Read the article here! There is very little discussion in Australia about equity or investor crowdfunding. James makes the point that Section 708 has allowed a small crowd (limit 20) to invest over [...]

For informal investors, investing in start-ups and young promising entrepreneurs is and always will be a risky business, especially in the current economic climate. However there are still business angels who are very successful in these unstable markets. But how do they do it? What is their secret? This was revealed during Informal Investors Day [...]

    Brian Knight from Crowdcheck reflected on a recent post I made. (<—Click this link to read about Patronage, transperancy and investment crowdfunding) In a recent piece Paul Niederer, the CEO of the Australian Small Scale Offering’s Board (and guest of the CrowdFundCast), argues that patronage serves as a motivation for many crowd investors.