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Dear Birgit,  


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


Our team would like to wish everybody a 

Happy Diwali!


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Introducing Project Compliance


A rigorous risk management and compliance system Improving the quality of financial advice

  • Safe harbour obligations
  • legislative and regulatory risks
  • AFCA outcomes
  • ASIC Regulations and enforcement

  • Project Compliance is an Australian company offering a regulatory technology (RegTech) platform monitoring compliance in the financial services industry. The platform is used by financial advisors and related entities to monitor Statements Of Advice (SOA), and related documents, for compliance risks. The Company is developing a machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) engine to automatically monitor and report risks and potential breaches to licensed advice groups.

    The Company's bionic review process augments an automated algorithmic approach 
    to reviewing advice with critical human oversight

         
       

    Introducing Project Diabetes


    Painless, needle free blood sugar monitoring - 

    The future of care for 1/2 a billion diabetics


    Project Diabetes is an Australian Company that has developed a blood sugar monitoring ring. 


    The ring collects bioimpedance data and sends it to the Company's App. The App sends the data to the Company's AI solution in the cloud. The proprietary AI converts that raw data into an accurate blood sugar reading. 

    The Problem: Needles Pain Compliance

    • Patient engagement and painful procedures do not mix well
    • The current state of the art requires needles which are painful and lead to inadequate monitoring
    • Inadequate monitoring leads to poorer outcomes and higher costs
    The Project Diabetes Solution

    • A comfortable wearable ring that provides continuous blood sugar monitoring
    • No painful procedures and no consumables
    • Empower users to manage their own health and makes it fun

         

    SpatialHub Update

    Spatial Hub Analytics to launch 
    "Property Intelligence in your Hand" product

    Responding to identified industry and individual needs, Spatial Hub Analytics has developed an easy to use product, designed for mobile devices, that allows users to conduct initial assessments of a property, its development opportunities, constraints and risks. 

     

    Designed to be used in the field by individuals, smaller developers, real estate agents and town planners, the aim is to provide "property intelligence in your hand" at an affordable price.  Today, an initial assessment report by a Town Planner of a site's potential may cost between $500-$1000.  SHA's product will provide much of the same information for $50 and within minutes rather than days. For a small developer conducting between 5-10 initial assessments a month the value of the product becomes very clear.

    Spatial Hub have worked closely with real estate agents and town planners on this product. Visit our website for two video testimonials. 

       

    "We are confident that FarmMap4D is now 
    on a sustainable growth curve"

    In further news, Spatial Hub has announced: "FarmMap4D Lite (FM4D Lite) was released 20th of August. The goal of FM4D Lite is to increase market presence and broaden our client base with a lower cost entry product. From this base product we will offer upsell options to our mid-range FarmMap4D Standard product and through to our premium product.

    The release has had the desired effect. New FarmMap4D subscriptions jumped by 25 in August and September. Encouragingly, the FM4D Lite release has prompted strong interest in our higher priced FM4D Standard mapping product; in August and September FM4D Standard subscriptions rose by 19 compared to 5 for FM4D Lite. FM4D Lite is a basic version of our mapping tools and is an attractive entry point at $120/year has a big potential to attract a larger market share of a much wider rural market." 

         

    Meet our Team


    Stephen Varty, Client Manager

    Stephen (pictured left) 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 Funding Strategies; 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. 

    Stephen has completed his RG146 and is the Authorised Representative Number 001274759 for AFSL 230680.

         

    Brisbane Business Expo


    And the winner is... 

    2021 Brisbane Business and Jobs Expo

    Thank you to everybody who attended the Brisbane Business expo last week! 

    Here are Stephen and Eugenia drawing the winner of the Strategy Session worth $2,000 - congratulations!

         

    TARHF Update  (Project Triplex)


    Mandala Asset Solutions TARHF Fund III buys strong regional motel in off market transaction

    "One of the most highly rated hotels in the New England region of New South Wales has changed hands in one of the area’s biggest deals as demand for regional accommodation assets continues, driven by a surge in domestic and drive tourism.

    The Powerhouse Hotel Armidale by Rydges, widely regarded as the leading accommodation business in the region, is a short distance from the CBD and the New England Highway. The hotel, which features 57 spacious rooms and suites, a fitness centre, meeting venues and Azka Restaurant, Wine & Tapas Bar, attracts repeat local guests, corporate travellers and drive tourists.  

    The hotel was purchased by Mandala Asset Solutions through the Trinity Accommodation Regional Hospitality Fund (TARHF Fund III). Mandala is one of Australia’s biggest regional motel investors and operators, specialising in regional accommodation investments. The Armidale purchase adds to its rapidly growing portfolio of 20 properties in regional Australia. It has an estimated $150 million in assets under management under four separate funds.

    Mandala Asset Solutions Principal John Zeckendorf says the Rydges Armidale fits with their proven strategy of investing in income-producing regional accommodation-driven assets with operational and property upside.


    “We have plans to continue our strong growth in 2022. We have always preferred the regions to the major capital cities for superior returns, stability of income, low correlations of returns, less competition and far less volatility,” Mr Zeckendorf said.  


    “The regions are where most of the export wealth of Australia continues to be generated. Covid has inadvertently identified a further benefit of regional assets with the re-ascendancy of domestic tourism. We love the regions and love watching Australians (both tourists and investors) discover what has been hiding in their backyards.”

         
       

    Introducing Project Digital


    Helping You Scale And Succeed Through 

    Your Digital Transformation And Data Journey

    BlueMount Capital’s Brisbane office is pleased to announce that it has been mandated by Project Digital. The Company is a Brisbane based full-service software solutions provider. The team's expertise includes the application of data science and analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, working on complex projects for large enterprise corporations through to MVPs for entrepreneurs. The range of services includes: Startup MVP, custom software development, data science and advanced analytics, project rescue and legacy modernisation. 

         

    Introducing Project CORA


    The Southern Hemisphere's Most Compelling Sports and Tourism Infrastructure Project

    CORA – “Cape Otway Road Australia” which is located adjacent to Lake Modewarre near Geelong, Victoria – plans to be the Southern Hemisphere’s new mecca for sports training and wellness tourism.


    The world’s best training facilities are all currently located in the northern hemisphere. However, the rapid growth of various sports in the Asia-Pacific region, the forthcoming Brisbane 2032 Summer Olympics and a world sports calendar that functions in opposing seasons, creates a need for a ‘best-in-class’ training venue in the southern hemisphere which CORA is destined to become.


    CORA plans to tap into high existing levels of unmet demand in the Surf Coast/Great Ocean Road area for five-star accommodation and engaging tourist activities to serve a regional market that has the highest visitation levels in Australia.


    For a detailed vision of Project CORA, please see the video link below.

         

    Australia China Business Council Update


    We hope you will join us at 
    ACBC's upcoming events!

    • 17 November: Seizing the Hydrogen Opportunity for Australia
    • 17 November: Queensland: New Start, More Opportunities
    • 18 November: Australia-China Innovation and Technology Symposium

         

    Image above: Ken Freer

    BlueMount Capital (Queensland) appoints Chief Operations Officer


    Having worked with BlueMount Capital on various projects over the past 9 years, Ken is now joining the team in a full-time capacity

    Speaking with BlueMount Capital Managing Director, Dr Mark Rainbird, about this appointment, Mark said, “We are looking to strengthen our executive management as we look to grow the business and our market presence. Our business is looking to invest in synergistic activities that support its core offering around capital markets corporate advisory and financing while supporting our clients and investors”.


    “I’m looking forward to leveraging my business experience, skills and network to support our clients and investors and help facilitate successful outcomes for them and their businesses.” Ken said when talking about his expectations of the new role.

         

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