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Dear Readers,  


Welcome to the June / July 2020 edition of the Funding Strategies newsletter! 

We have been very encouraged by the level of business and investor activity during the past month.  Investor confidence is returning and we have seen a rise the number of pre-IPO companies wanting to list on the ASX (as an example). Border restrictions are being eased (eg. http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2020/6/30/restrictions-eased-border-plan-in-place) and Governments have been rolling out grant programs (see below) to support small and medium businesses.  We have seen an increase in companies looking to boost cash flow or improve working capital by accessing invoice, trade or debt financing to support their business.  


Please contact us if you need assistance.

   

Small Business COVID-19 

Adaption Grant Program - Round 2

"The Queensland Government has extended the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program. As part of Stage 2 of Queensland's Economic Recovery Strategy – Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, up to $100 million is being made available to deliver a second round of grants, with half of this funding specifically earmarked for regional small businesses located outside of South East Queensland.


Round 2 opened at 9am on 1 July 2020."

   

Ignite Ideas Fund - Round 7 is now open

"The Ignite Ideas Fund supports Queensland based small to medium businesses that have high-growth potential to undertake commercialisation projects that will:

About 

Funding Strategies 


Funding Strategies is a capital markets firm providing venture equity capital and finance services to small business and companies seeking capital for growth and expansion in the unlisted and pre-IPO capital markets. 


We specialise in creating and implementing successful funding and capital raising strategies for issuers, and provide investment opportunities in the high growth alternative asset space for investors.


We serve predominately private and public companies, and sophisticated investors, with a broad range of services. 

  • Funding Strategies and Investor Ready Services
  • Equity and Debt Capital Raisings
  • Small Scale Offerings and Venture Capital
  • Grant Funding
  • Migration linked investment
  • Mergers,Acquisitions and Divestments
  • Strategic Trade Sales 
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Providing Opportunities for Investors
  • Director and business advisory services
  • Investment management
  • Fund management services

   

  • strengthen key industries in Queensland 
  • diversify the Queensland economy 
  • compete in domestic and global markets 
  • engage and/or benefit regional Queensland 
  • create new jobs, now and into the future.

Viability and scalability beyond completion of the project must be a key long term outcome."
Tight deadline alert: Expressions of Interest close at 10am, Thursday 16 July 2020. 
   

This edition of our newsletter includes:

As always, we invite you to download our updated deal list from our website (registration / log-in required, membership is free). 

For more information please contact us

Funding Strategies is open for business and ready to help!


We invite you to reach out to confidentially explore your business issues and funding options. We have a capable, globally connected team with a strong track record.  


We look forward to hearing from you!

Image above from left to right: Flora, Birgit, Mark, Eugenia, Stephen and Ken

   
   

 IMANI update


IMANI Cloud technology solution 
endorsed by Salesforce

"IMANI has been featured on salesforce.com as an important industry leader with a detailed case study performed.
  • Salesforce is the worlds leading provider of cloud CRM computing
  • The global cloud computing market size was valued at USD 266.0 billion in 2019 and is expected to expand at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.9% from 2020 to 2027
  • IMANI has taken the Salesforce platform and layered on applications and support to help companies manage everything from digital advertising and lead scoring through to follow up and conversion
  • In addition, managing all of a customers’ marketing and sales through the customised Salesforce solution, IMANI can link together previously disparate systems and deliver a true 360-view of a customers’ business at all times.
  • The solution leverages capabilities from Sales Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and Pardot as well as apps like Get Feedback, Mission Control, and QWILR from the AppExchange
  • It also uses Heroku to seamlessly link Salesforce with a host of live digital assets.
  • IMANI Cloud can save up to 50% of the Marketing expense in a new residential build
  • IMANI can tailor the Cloud solution for Property and Construction companies. Reducing the implementation time from many months to weeks saves significant time, resources and waste
  • IMANI is actively seeking new clients in AUS and NZ for growth"
   

 BlueMount Capital updates:

Introducing Project Portus 

and Project Luxuria

   

Image above: 

The LNG Gas Market in Australia

 Introducing Project Portus


Project Portus is a new Power and Energy company developing a new LNG-To-Power project in Australia. 


The project will be developed in two stages with stage 1 Gas and stage 2 Power. The Board and management of the Company have extensive experience in developing these types of projects previously for reputable companies.

Project Portus’ business and commercial model is simple, scalable and de-risked via a tolling arrangement, where the Company does not take risk in supply of gas or price of gas, but a fixed toll charge is processed through the facility. The project and facility are the first-of-its-kind in the intended State and potentially a pioneering and first mover in Australia. The strategy is to grow Project Portus into a significant project developer and energy operator that aligns with both Federal and State energy policies, as well as creating a sustainable, low cost supply of gas to underpin and compliment the renewable sector for many years to come. The Convertible Note will provide the funding source, coupled with the IPO, to execute approvals and other workstreams as stated below for stage 1 Gas and beyond.
   
Project Luxuria image

 Introducing Project Luxuria


Founded in 2012, Project Luxuria is a property development and construction group lead by a team of qualified and experienced personnel. 


The Company's seamless integration of professional property services enables it to provide expert advice and assistance at all stages of the property development process, including initial financial feasibility analysis, development site selection, obtaining building permission and approvals, building interior fit-out, marketing and sales.  


Project Luxuria works with investors and funders to achieve profitable real estate investment and funding opportunities. 

The Company specialises in identifying and developing medium to high density extra luxury residential properties.  In addition, the Company has extensive experience in advising and managing the development process for commercial properties, hotels and retail for its clients. 

Project Luxuria image 2
   

 New audio publications by 

BlueMount Capital team members

Dr Mona Chung, Regional Director, China & Asia, for BlueMount Capital in Victoria, has recently released an audio interview titled "The impact of COVID-19 on international trade".

As a strategic partner, Mona also participated in the launch of the Eureka research fund for immunology and virology. Her presentation can be viewed at the 25 minute mark. 

   
   

 MHI Insurance

Cyber Risks and Insurance

"The recent Cyber Attacks on the Australian Government Offices and Business is yet another reminder of how financially devastating these matters can be.


Many of these are not specifically targeting businesses, just mass attempts to get in to computer systems.


As the Manager of our Cyber Insurance Placement Team said yesterday, “Scary times mate, any client that doesn’t have cyber insurance is risking their livelihood now!”Please put in place as a matter of urgency, a high quality Cyber Insurance Policy/Program, that includes a very prompt, proven and effective Cyber Response arrangement."

   

 Your COVID-19 Escape Offer - Special Accommodation Offers from our Partners

Mandala Hospitality Group

"Because family & friends mean the world to us

FAMILY & FRIENDS OFFER 15% OFF our rooms and F&B (To all family & friends of Mandala Hospitality Group enjoy 15% off our best available rate of the day) To benefit, please book direct via the property website by clicking the below link,phone or email and Book using the Code:  FAMILY15"


The Group has properties in NSW, TAS, NT and QLD.

Beach Affair

Sunshine Coast / Noosa holidays

"Queenslanders have done an amazing job 'flattening the curve' and we are delighted that Stage 2 of the 'Roadmap to easing Queensland's restrictions' is allowing recreational travel and accommodation again. 


To celebrate, we are offering a 25% off our low season rates for stays until 18 September 2020 (subject to availability). Contact peregianbeach@ljh.com.au and quote "BEACHAFFAIRCOVID19" to book."

   
   

Funding Strategies Pty Ltd

ACN 161 432 123

Authorised Representative for AFSL 230680

Level 5, 15 Astor Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000, Australia

Telephone +61 7 3160 2840

Email: brisbane@fundingstrategies.com.au

Website: www.fundingstrategies.com.au

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