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Dear Readers,  

Welcome to the March 2021 edition of the Funding Strategies newsletter!

As we look back over the 1st quarter, it has been an exciting start to the year with the local market consolidating and investor confidence increasing (stockmarket, business and retail confidence).   As a result, we have been seeing an increase in investments and market activity. In terms of work load, we have seen an increase in Mergers and Acquisitions and have been involved in providing Acquisition Finance and Venture Funding with a number of clients hitting milestones, such as CareVision and Wildfire.    

A popular service with clients is our Strategy Session where we help the company determine a Roadmap to move forward that leads to a comprehensive business and funding plan. We stage the assignment and we provide financial modelling, getting the company investor ready and creating the Investment Teaser and co-ordinate the capital raise or financing.    

Below we are introducing some of our recent clients  ChamonixRain, Tutis Vreddo and Vspry.

This edition of our newsletter includes:

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We look forward to hearing from you!


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

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Team Member Updates

Welcome to Matthew Cunnington!

Prior to joining our team in February, Matthew (Matt, pictured left) completed a Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) at the University of Queensland. He is due to complete a Master’s degree in actuarial science at Bond University in the Gold Coast at the end of 2021. 

With interests in the financial sector and an array of diverse skills and experiences, Matt aims to have a positive impact on all projects he undertakes. Matt also has first-hand business experience in supply chain logistics as well as first-class interpersonal skills developed through private tutoring and customer service.

Congratulations to Stephen Varty!

Stephen (pictured left) was recently promoted to Client Manager. 

Representing South Africa in our multi-national team, Stephen has an economics background with strong financial industry focus. He specialises in equity and financial securities markets as well as other financial instruments. Since joining our team in 2017, Stephen has developed a strong track record by working closely with our clients and investors. 

In his capacity as Client Manager, Stephen actively engages with our clients along each step of working with us; from sales to delivery as well as assisting clients in their discussions with potential investors. He also actively engages with our investors to provide relevant information on potential investment opportunities for their review and consideration. 


We want the best, and we want to be sure it’s not harmful in any way. That’s why all of our products are made with the finest natural and organic ingredients with strict certification standards."

Introducing ChamonixRain Organics

Producer of Natural and organic coconut skincare

"ChamonixRain Organics is an Australian company that produces natural and organic coconut skincare. While our products were originally created for babies, we soon found that there were plenty of grownups who wanted completely safe, natural and nourishing skincare too. We are now proud to create a range that caters for everyone. As parents ourselves, we know how important peace of mind is when it comes to your kids, especially when they’re babies.


Introducing TutisVreddo

Take the Complexity and Risk 

Out of Compliance Management

TutisVreddo provides workforce compliance and training management and compliance cloud-based software products and services including virtual reality modules. Virtual reality modules include instructor-led, simulated classrooms and practical, task-based VR training labs to deliver a fully-immersive and interactive student experience.

The team is passionate about delivering compliance assured. TutisVreddo is born out of the need to make workforce’s more agile and productive using technology:

  • More detailed tracking of competencies
  • More effective competency-based training
  • Since COVID-19, much more effective remote training


Introducing VSPRY

"A disruptive digital payments and 

health fund challenger"

"Millennial's are deserting private health insurance. The reasons are many, but the common theme is that they are funding the healthcare of wealthier, older healthcare consumers. So what's the alternative? 

VSPRY, or very spry, has developed a disruptive digital payments and investment platform that supports you to invest in your future healthcare, via a VSPRY Health Stash account.  

It's a bit like superannuation for healthcare, offering the discipline of investing for a particular purpose. Health Stash does not completely replace health insurance, which is why VSPRY has a Distribution Agreement with a large health fund to provide more innovative solutions to millennial's, that extend to a buy now pay later product for healthcare."


Wildfire Energy update

Wildfire selected as finalist in 
Hitachi's global circular economy challenge

"Wildfire is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in Hitachi's innovation challenge for the circular economy. Wildfire's MIHG waste to hydrogen technology has been selected for the challenge theme of creating a "zero waste society".

Over the past month, Wildfire has been working with mentors from Hitachi's corporate venture team and the water and environment business unit based in Japan. Wildfire's MIHG waste to hydrogen technology has been identified by Hitachi as meeting the core selection criteria of: addressing a real market need, being innovative, having a high social impact, being practical to implement and with the potential to create a strong customer base.

Wildfire will be pitching the MIHG waste to hydrogen technology to Hitachi's leadership team at the final event to be held on Tuesday 23rd March 2021. This may lead to collaboration with Hitachi in the future."


CareVision Update

"Healthcare stocks set to benefit from Royal Commission reforms"

StockTalk is a Stockhead video series featuring a roundtable of experts discussing a new investment topic each week. In this edition, host Dr Nigel Finch discussed stocks set to benefit from the Royal Commission led healthcare reforms.

The expert panel was joined by Irene Ryan, co-founder & CEO of CareVision (pictured lower right).

The group discussed a range of topics, including the benefits of assistive technologies, how interactive health tech drives better patient outcomes, the flexibility of the Australian healthcare sector, each company’s addressable markets and revenue models, and much more.


Pharmachal Update

Quarter 1, 2021 Highlights

"During the Quarter Pharmachal Health Group [PHG, Project Levatio]:

  • Directed the contract manufacturer to initiate the third and final commercial-scale batch of NOPAYNE, the last ‘step up’ batch required before submission to the TGA. This is a massive milestone for the company and paves the way to launch of NOPAYNE in the second half of the year.
  • Initiated orders for three over-the-counter dermal products, allowing PHG to take them to market in the next 6 – 8 weeks.
  • Cemented its equity position in NS Technologies, coming to terms and making a down-payment to acquire 90% of the related company holding the NDDS patents.
  • Further developed its relationship with a Canadian pharma group to explore co-development and marketing of products. Licencing agreements have been discussed to have products manufactured under licence in Canada for the North American market.
  • Deepened ongoing discussions with a Swiss / South African company to register the anti-viral flu / Covid-19 drug Triazavirin™ - Riamilovir – TZV in Australia."


BlueMount Capital updates:

Introducing Global Rev Gen

Global Rev Gen is a specialist digital consultancy and media agency delivering performance focussed digital media planning and buying in 55 countries around the world. Headquartered in Sydney, the Company also has offices in Serbia, the United Kingdom and the Phillipines.

Global Rev Gen’s early success was predicated on the philosophy of innovation and the strategy of looking globally to deliver outcomes locally. This method was applied across numerous clients, across a diverse range of sectors, in many countries but quickly aligned to Australia’s 3rd largest export market, higher education. To date the Company has successfully implemented campaigns in 55 countries around the world from China to Canada, from Vietnam to Venezuela, and from Nigeria to The Netherlands. This deep experience in multi-country international digital media has, in the founder’s opinion, become a unique, pitch winning advantage.



BlueMount Capital updates:

Introducing KERB

"Global Parking/Mobility App KERB reports 10x User Growth in 2020, in spite of COVID lockdowns 

Brisbane-founded parking technology platform KERB is on a global mission to change the why / where / how of the USD500b parking industry. Now in its fifth year of operations, with tens of thousands of users across 32 countries, the company had a major technology breakthrough in 2020 - the KERB Box™ - which provides hands-free access through any existing car park gates, and removes the need for costly access systems such as RFID / swipe cards, ticket machines and pay stations.  

Using a combination of smart, cloud-based software, and Bluetooth beacons, KERB allows access to a car park based on the identity of the parker - rather than the licence plate on their vehicle. This has huge data implications for commercial landlords, retailers interested in personalising the customer experience in their car parks, and for local municipalities seeking "Smart City" mobility initiatives. KERB is seeing significant opportunities open up across South-East Asia, Hong Kong, Azerbaijan, the Middle East and the UK/Ireland, as it seeks to become an aggregation platform for every type of parking space in a city - be that in a commercial car park, a hotel car park, or someone's private driveway. A short video for future KERB partners can be found at this link

BlueMount Capital updates:

The Property Fund - Quarterly Update

The Property Fund recently released a quarterly update to stakeholders, informing them of: 

  • Tenant Chevron has committed to further CapEx, which will be rentalised; 
  • Solar power agreement with Planet Ark (and net zero carbon emissions target) progressing as planned; 
  • 5G telecommunication towers advancing into design phase;  
  • Revaluation of real estate assets to be done end of March to incorporate these updates.

BlueMount Capital updates:

"Altech – Listed Green Bond Preparations Progressing Well"

  • Listed green bond targeting an offer of ~US$144m
  • Preparation progressing well and on track
  • HPA project 49% less carbon footprint than conventional HPA
Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) (FRA: A3Y) is pleased to advise that preparations for its proposed listed green bond offering of ~US$144 million, to provide additional financing for its Malaysian high purity alumina (HPA) project are on track and progressing well.

Altech is working closely with London based structuring agent, Bedford Row Capital PLC (Bedford Row) and Bluemount Capital (WA) Pty Ltd (Bluemount) to prepare for a Bond offering." 

BlueMount Capital updates:

"Fyi Resources Limited (Fyi) Receives First Funds (AU$3.13m) From AU$80m International Fund Arranged By Bluemount Capital (WA)"

"Key Points
  • International fund takes initial stake in FYI with $3.13m opening investment.
  • BlueMount Capital (WA) arranged $80m facility for FYI.
  • Strategic investment directed at progressing development of FYI High Purity Alumina (HPA) project.
  • Placement provides long term major shareholder support.
BlueMount Capital is pleased to announce FYI will receive the first investment from the $80m equity facility it arranged for FYI, with an initial placement of $3.13m. FYI is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX code: FYI)."


Australia China Business Council

We hope you will join us 

at ACBC's  upcoming event!

  • 25 March: "National Briefing: The State of Australia-China Relations with the Australian Ambassador to China, Graham Fletcher"

The images below are courtesy of ACBC QLD and show the ACBC QLD Chinese New Year 2021 dinner function from left to right: Meet and greet, performers, the BlueMount Capital table. 


TiE Melbourne - Cleantech Innovation & Entrepreneurship Panel

"Event description

Our panel will discuss Cleantech Innovation and Entrepreneurship by providing perspectives from within the ecosystem of renewables. 

Representative of TiE global membership, the discussion will include venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, providing insights from their roles within Cleantech ventures and funding. 

We will cover the landscape of renewables from early to growth-stage venture, while offering on-the-ground perspectives from the entrepreneur and the venture capitalists, not only for Australia, but with a global perspective and participation from our global chapter members."


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