Well, back to the office and a new year beckons… oh, that sounds so much more chipper than I feel today. I’m going to wrap up this summer series in the next couple of days, but before I do, there’s a few more bits of analysis that I hope you’ll find interesting.
Let’s say you haven’t been one of the people investing in IPOs yet? You’re probably waiting for the right one, right? We hear that from time to time.
Can Bitcoin be a case study in speculative bubbles, or morph into a widely adopted alternative to government-issued fiat currency? I really don’t know. But, it makes for a great story while the price is flying. So, here’s the story of how Australian investors missed out on the opportunity to invest in the greatest float that never happened.
It’s the old classic investment banking trick … when describing returns, choose a time period that makes you look good.
It’s been 4 years since we launched ASX Bookbuild and 2 years since the Prime Minister placed the first bid into an OnMarket IPO (it was my money, placed on my behalf). That was the initial public offering (IPO) of the Bitcoin Group…more on that in a few days, but for now, here’s what we’ve done (thanks to all the people that have bid into deals :-).
A recent report by PwC, ‘Women Unbound’ (July 2017), shows that crowdfunding is challenging embedded gender bias in the entrepreneurial and finance industry. We are seeing women-led crowdfunded campaigns reaching their target more often than campaigns led by the historically favoured men.
Impact investing has been on the rise in recent times, especially amongst younger investors. Many millennials around the world believe that the number one priority of businesses should be ‘to improve society’.
Would you have preferred a slice of cash ($20,000) over a T-shirt? This case study highlights the simple but very profound distinction between equity crowdfunding and rewards-based crowdfunding.
Alternative non-VC sources of financing are growing rapidly and giving entrepreneurs many more choices than in the past. But can they co-exist? Let’s look at a couple of different options to venture capital.
Arpi Devi Kunuturu is a 26 year old who’s excited about the new, innovative equity crowdfunding opportunity that’s just arrived in Australia. She’s an outgoing, fun individual who has a background in finance, and likes to invest. Here’s our chat with her.
Having the support of the crowd is an essential factor in determining whether a company’s raise gets funded. It’s a no-brainer that companies must know how to win the crowd for a successful raise.
With the rapid advances in technology and the rise of fintechs over the past two to three years, alternative investments have become more accessible to everyday investors
Equity crowdfunding has been booming overseas, and very soon retail investors in Australia will be able to invest in and support startups and high growth businesses with ideas that could change the world.
Companies that have undertaken an Initial Public Offering (IPO) this year have returned an average 25.9% for the nine months to September 30, an impressive 25.6% outperformance of the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index which has returned 0.3% over the same period, according to the OnMarket 2017 Third Quarter IPO Report.
Equity crowdfunding is an exciting alternative to the more traditional sources of capital and one that has been proven in other markets like the US and UK , to have the power to change the economic landscape in favour of small business.
In a new series of articles called ‘Investor Story’ we interview different OnMarket members each month. We ask them to talk about their motivation for investing, what crucial factors they look for before investing in a company, and what they think about equity crowdfunding.
In this video OnMarket CEO Ben Bucknell discusses Equity Crowdfunding in Australia with Ticky Fullerton on Sky News Business, Friday 6th October 2017. All the big questions around the new legislation are answered including the crowdfunding of Ben's new pearl diving business!
Equity Crowdfunding is the new way for everyday investors, mums and dads, and the millennial generation, to invest in early-stage and growth-stage businesses. Unlike platforms like Kickstarter (which gives you rewards for crowdfunding), Equity Crowdfunding gives investors part-ownership (or equity share) in a business that they help to fund.
A new Investor Story with millennial OnMarket member Sam Archibald. We chat with Sam about his OnMarket experience, what type of companies he likes to invest in, and the key factors he looks for in a company before becoming a shareholder. We also get his thoughts on joining the crowd and investing via Equity Crowdfunding.
Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) continued to post outstanding returns in the second quarter of 2017, with an average gain on the 33 companies which listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) of 11.4%, an impressive outperformance of the S&P/ASX 200, which fell 2.4% over the same period.
Australia’s fintech industry body has released its first member ecosystem map, which helps build domestic and international understanding of the nation’s fintech strengths and diversity, particularly in wealth generation and lending. The map lists 119 members of FinTech Australia, along with the nation’s key financial services regulators...
In our ongoing quest to bring you more investment opportunities, OnMarket has just launched its Restricted Offers dashboard for certain OnMarket members. So, you may be asking yourself what exactly are these so-called ‘restricted’ offers and who are these ‘certain’ members?
Initial public offerings (IPOs) of materials companies set an impressive pace in the first quarter of 2017, with 10 companies listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) from a total 26 floats, up from two in the same period last year.
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Get an overview of what happened in the IPO market last year with OnMarket's 2016 IPO Report. The theme this year is "good things come in small packages": companies raising less than $50 million returned an average of 32.2% to investors at the year end. But on performance overall, investors had little reason to complain on average: IPOs outperformed the ASX200 index by 18% and returned an average of 25% at year end.
So, how did 2016 go for new floats? More than ever, that depends who you talk to, even though the real answer is “pretty well”.