The winners of the 2018 Finnies, the second year of awards for the fintech sector, were announced at a gala event in Sydney on Wednesday. The winners of the awards, established by industry group FinTech Australia, were chosen from 89 finalists picked from a record 223 entries, a 40% increase on 2017.
Australia’s equity crowdfunding market is off and running as of the beginning of this year, and offer investors the opportunity to invest directly into private companies.
I’ve always dreamt of being a venture capitalist — you know, those rich people who spread their millions to help early-stage businesses become successful. Also known as angel investors, they can then enjoy mega-profits from being involved from the start. Imagine being one of the first few investors in Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple or Microsoft. Ka-ching!
An Australian solar energy retailing startup has completed the world’s most popular equity crowdfunding offer, attracting 17,500 investors who together contributed to a $2.5 million raise.
Platform OnMarket has completed for DC Power Co the world’s biggest equity crowdfunding by number of investors.
Equity crowdfunding platform OnMarket has successfully closed Australia’s first equity crowdfunding offer. Revvies Energy Strips Limited (Revvies) has become the first company in Australia to raise capital by utilising the government’s new equity crowdfunding legislation.
HIGH-return and high-risk, equity crowd-funding platforms have now been licensed by the corporate regulator and are seeking investors to put their money into innovative start-ups.
A surge in small-cap listings powered IPOs in Australia to a 61.6% average return in 2017, according to the annual OnMarket Report.
Australia’s fintech industry has called for the fast adoption of stalled private company equity crowdfunding legislation to help more Australian small-to-medium sized businesses access the funds they need to grow.
Start-ups and small businesses finally have the ability to raise money from the general public in exchange for a stake in the company after the regulator approved the first batch of equity crowdfunding platforms.
Investors seeking to own a slice of start-up small businesses will soon be able to dive in.
Australian IPOs have returned an average 25.9% for the nine months to September, according to the OnMarket 2017 third quarter report.
Financial Technology now available is breaking the stranglehold on access to the IPO market exerted by investment banking firms. Fintech, as it has come to be known, has disrupted traditional approaches to financial transactions ranging from basic banking to commercial loans.
The perception of 'innovation' as a job destroyer and a vote loser could be turned around by the newfound ability for Australia's 2 million private businesses to offer shares to ordinary investors, industry observers say.
FinTech Australia this morning announced the finalists for its first-ever industry awards. The winners for the 30 awards will be revealed at a gala ceremony in Sydney on May 24.
OnMarket members have a significant appetite for quality tech business with strong growth prospects, and UUV Aquabotix clearly met this expectation
The initial public offering market has made a strong start to the year with the number of companies listing on the ASX during the first quarter of calendar 2017 more than doubling the previous corresponding period.
IPOs returned an average of 18.3% in the March quarter, outperforming the ASX200 index by 14.8%, according to the OnMarket 2017 First Quarter IPO Report.
The lucrative world of capital-raising is no longer reserved for the mega-rich thanks to OnMarket, a Fin-tech app that promises to democratise IPOs (initial public offerings, or floats).
In this fast-paced digital world there’s already an app for everything—and investing is no exception. For people who are living paycheck to paycheck, or those who don’t want to grapple with the tedious task of creating a budget, these investment and money management apps are a godsend. Only one question remains: do they actually work?
Tech stocks that listed on the ASX in 2016 have comfortably outshone their counterparts from other sectors, with stronger returns for shareholders in their first year of public life.
Move over mining companies, the tech sector is ruling the IPO market. The top performing IPOs of 2016 in Australia by share price came mainly from the technology and healthcare sectors.
IPOs have proved to be a better bet than the local Australian equities market in general in 2016. The initial public offerings returned 35.8% for the 11 months to the end of November 30, according to analysis by OnMarket BookBuilds, an app which provides access to IPOs with the same terms as institutional investors.
New opportunities to reduce the cost of business borrowing could cut swathes of profit from the traditional banking industry