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Financing start-ups paper


This paper covers:

  • everyone needs capital
  • funding purposes
  • capital raising life cycle
  • pre seed – friends, family and fools
  • seed capital – angel investment
  • venture capital
  • crowd funding
  • crowd-sourced equity funding by public companies
  • catering for the other 99%
  • calculating the CSF issuer cap
  • template CSF offer document
  • other considerations for crowd funding
  • alternative – an IPO
  • snapshot of the ASX listing requirements
  • assessing an IPO.

Author profile

Ben Wood
Ben of McCullough Robertson has a broad range of experience in assisting clients with issues relating to corporations and securities law, with a particular focus on public and private capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, restructures and capital governance. This includes working with companies across the capital raising life cycle from start-up to listing, as an active supporter of the start-up community. This has naturally included a keen interest and focus on developments in crowdfunding (including equity-based crowdfunding). Ben is originally from the UK and is also admitted as a lawyer in England and Wales. - Current at 18 May 2018


This was presented at 2018 Private Business Tax Retreat .

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