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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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”.
IPO activity continued to increase in November 2016. 12 companies raised $1.948m as part of their Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), compared with 11 listings ($538m) in October 2016 and five listings ($558m) in November 2015.
Every time I read about Black Swan events I smile and remember a visit a few years ago to Meetung in Victoria’s Gippsland, where almost every bird on the lakes was a Black Swan. Thousands upon noisy thousands of them.
It’s been one year since the launch of OnMarket and of giving all Australian investors access to Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and 1 in 3 ASX IPOs have been offered OnMarket in 2017.
The Australian Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) performed well in October 2016, delivering an average return of 36.8 per cent on the first day of listing and 29.2 per cent over the month, with the IT sector dominating floats in 2016, the OnMarket October IPO Report 2016 reveals.
It’s a weird situation out there at the moment for individuals who invest in new sharemarket floats, with the floats themselves going very well but with the prospect of a change in ASX’s listing rules coming down the pipe that could make life harder for them.
Australian Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) significantly outperformed the broader share market in the third quarter of 2016, with the average gain on the 24 companies which listed on ASX striking 28.2%, an impressive outperformance over the S&P/ASX 200, which returned 3.9%
Choosing whose advice to take when making investments is difficult – there are plenty of options and many with an opinion they are willing to share.
It’s important to figure out whether a company that is about to list is a good investment proposition. Here are five questions to ask when you are presented with a Prospectus.
There’s a worrying new trend happening in superannuation that no one seems to have noticed: the amount of post tax money that Self Managed Super Fund savers have been putting away was approximately 10 per cent lower in the June quarter 2016 than it was in the same quarter last year.
The Australian Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) market gained momentum in August, with the 10 companies which listed raising $1.2 billion and returning an average 34.1%, according to a new report, the OnMarket August IPO Report 2016.
If you’re only going to buy into one IPO, there’s inevitably some risk, but if you buy into more than one, the risk drops away dramatically. To be specific, if you’d bought into every IPO in Australia in 2016 you’d have enjoyed an average 17 per cent return on the first day.