Interest in the Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) space has spiked due to amplified awareness, the skyrocketing number of Australian start-ups, and the potential returns illustrated by the UK and U.S. market.
The Equity Crowdfunding space has taken off – both in Australia and internationally (U.S, UK). With so many small businesses opting to raise capital via an equity crowdfunding campaign, it can be difficult for investors to choose what companies best aligns with their interests and values. Fear not, OnMarket has you covered!
Equity Crowdfunding is a 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.
As the threat of COVID-19 increased, the use of cash decreased with fear that it could potentially carry the virus. We were already shifting towards a cashless society, has COVID-19 shown that we are ready to make the change now?
Every year, 30 billion trees are lost due to deforestation, agriculture and wildfires. 14 billion of these trees are lost forever. Current methods for reforesting are slow, costly and insufficient to meet global demand and requirements. Can we afford to continue to destroy our worlds forests without sufficient regeneration?
We all know about the psychoactive properties of cannabis and attribute its reputation to this, but the cannabis plant is much more than just a drug used to get high.
According to McKinsey, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate US$11.1 trillion a year by 2025. Ecocentric has developed Numen, Artifical intelligence making our machines and buildings safer, more efficient and more sustainable.
In April this year, the 856-year-old Notre Dame de Paris cathedral burst into flames with a malfunctioning electrical system has been suggested as a possible cause. But what is being done to prevent this happening to buidlings all over the world?
Australians collectively send an estimated 1.2 billion single-use paper coffee cups to landfill every year. The ‘keep cup’ seems to have made only a minimal difference to this number. We interview brothers Marty & Jeremy Rowell, the inventors of The Cup eXchange, Australia’s single use coffee cup solution.
Imagine if all those virtual gold bars and coins you accumulate while video gaming suddenly became real gold.
With the world’s fiat currencies under increasing pressure and cryptocurrencies yet to achieve stability, digital gold is proving an attractive alternative.
With 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
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.
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.
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.
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.