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Welcome to the October 2018 edition of Funding Strategies Connect!

We would like to congratulate:

  • Ausjet, who has successfully acquired the licence for Cartridge World operations in Australia and New Zealand; and
  • Walker Capital, who has completed Round 2 of its capital raise. 

I have been invited to speak at the AgFutures Innovation & Investment Forum on 21 November. My keynote will be "AgriTech Commercialisation - An Investment Perspective". I hope to see you there!

In this edition of our newsletter I have included:

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

For more information please contact us

Mark Rainbird

Managing Director 

Funding Strategies


 Funding Strategies

Funding Strategies is a capital markets firm providing strategic advice, venture equity capital and finance services to small business and companies seeking capital for growth and expansion in the unlisted, pre-IPO and listed capital markets. We specialise in creating and implementing successful funding and capital raising strategies. 

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

  • Corporate Advisory
  • Funding Strategies and Investor Ready Services
  • Equity and Debt Capital Raisings
  • Small Scale Offerings and Venture Capital
  • Grant Funding
  • Special Private Placements
  • Stock Exchange Listings
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestments
  • Strategic Trade Sales
  • Technology Commercialization
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 Introducing Qponics Limited

Qponics Limited is an agribusiness planning to apply state-of-the-art technologies to produce algae in a large scale commercial outdoor raceway pond farm to be constructed on a 167.5 hectare property in northern New South Wales.

The Company will produce algal omega-3 oils and in the future other high value algal products for sale onto the global wholesale market. Qponics’ products will be produced using a sustainable and mostly automated process free of toxins known to contaminate fish oil and will be ideal for consumption by vegetarians and vegans and the broader consumer community. 

Based on the latest known information, Qponics will be the only company producing or preparing to produce algal omega-3 oils that can claim to be:

  • vegetarian,
  • Australian-made, and
  • sustainably produced in a semi-urban environment. 

The Company is planning for an IPO on a suitable Australian exchange in 2019.

For more information about Qponics, please contact us.

 EMF Group of Companies

EMF Opens Upper Coomera Location

"We opened our latest edition to the EMF Group in September being EMF Performance Centre Upper Coomera. This 2300 square metre club was definitely our fastest and to date most effective build to date opening on time and exceeding all our expectations." 


 Ausjet Holdings

Ausjet Acquires Cartridge Worlds AU & NZ licence

After a long association between the companies, Brisbane based Peter Mitropoulos (pictured second from left, image courtesy of RT Media),  Managing Director of Ausjet, has acquired the Cartridge World licence for Australia and New Zealand. 

RT Media's article quotes Rod Young, Cartridge World's Global CEO: “This grant of the CW ANZ licence will bring an experienced and committed imaging industry team into the development of the Cartridge World business in Australia and New Zealand to work with the ANZ Master Franchisees and our suppliers to the benefit of all stakeholders.”

For more information about Ausjet, please contact us

  Walker Capital

Walker Capital 

Closes Round 2

Michael Walker, Founder of Walker Capital, has announced the completion of Round 2 of the company's capital raise. 

"The Round 2 funds will be used for marketing and the development of our investment platform integration with our broker / counterparties. We also will be expanding our Managed Investments to include securities."


 Guarda Group Holdings 

Guarda Products Offer Silicosis Prevention

In its recent special coverage, ABC News' Alle McMahon states: "With an alarming number of cases being confirmed across the country, doctors say silicosis could be the next occupational lung disease crisis to hit Australia since the asbestos disaster." 

Guarda's products protect tradies from the 'killer dust' in the concrete cutting and wall chasing markets where silica dust is a hazard. The Company has applied the same principals to offer a saw solution for stone masons. A combination of water and vacuum control mitigates the silica dust whilst also removing most of the slurry and all of the exhaust fumes.  

Listen to Managing Director, Craig Penty, in the podcast "Fighting Silicosis With Product Innovation" to find out more. 


 Australia China Business Council

We hope you will join us at ACBC's 

upcoming events in Brisbane!

  • 31 October: Updating Your China Intelligence - Navigating Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Changes in China
  • 1 November: ACBC QLD Annual General Meeting 2018
  • 14 November: Property & Construction Networking Event and Site Visit to Greater Springfield
  • 20 November: The Power of Vertical Integration for Branded Food Businesses
  • 29 November: Meet Newly Arrived Chinese Business Migrants & End of Year Networking

BlueMount Capital news 

An excellent night at the HKABA QLD Business Awards

Over 200 participants from Australia, China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("HKSAR") joined the HKABA Business Award Gala Dinner at W Hotel, Brisbane on 5 October 2018. 

The finalists were Queensland companies that have developed strong ties with HKSAR, China and the wider Asian markets and contributed to the economic development of Queensland.

Conference report: 

SuperReturn Asia 2018, Hong Kong

Flora has recently returned from Hong Kong, where she attended numerous meetings and events. 

In her report, Flora states: "Notwithstanding of the recent global economic and political turmoil, the speakers at the conference share the same thoughts; that the global private equity and venture capital markets will keep on growing and Asia will remain one of the investment hotspots in the coming decades."

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