Raising Investment Through Equity Crowdfunding

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Raising Investment Through Equity Crowdfunding

Webinar
Presented by Dante St James

As much as we'd like to think that the profits in our small business can fund the growth into a bigger business, the reality is that most fast-growing businesses need to source funds from outside of their founders'
pockets.

In Silicon Valley it seems to be from the world of Venture Capital and so-called Angel Investors. But for the rest of us it seems to be in the form of a bank loan or the Bank of Mum & Dad.

But there is another form of investment raising that is gentler and less of an intrusion into the running of your business than Venture Capital.

Crowdfunding, mostly known for Kickstarter and IndieGoGo isn't just for funky gadgets and craft beer start-ups. It's not a licensed and regulated form of investment in start-up companies in Australia.

Companies like Black Hops Brewing, Shebah Ridesharing, DC Power Company and LITT Global and Qpay have all raised the capital they needed for expansion through crowdfunding platforms in Australia.

In this 1-hour class, you will be introduced to ideas such as:

1. How Crowdfunding works

2. What you need to qualify for it

3. How much of your business you are giving up

4. Whether your idea is right for crowdfunding

5. Where to start

Please note that the information in this class is of a general nature only and should not be regarded as financial advice. Always research all opportunities for yourself and seek licensed financial advice.

The presenter of this webinar has no financial or other connection to any service or company mentioned in this webinar.

about the presenter

Dante is a Digital Solutions Advisor, founder of the digital agency, Clickstarter, and an experienced speaker, presenter and trainer across media, marketing and technology.

With a background in both digital and traditional media since 1996 when he was still studying Medicine, Dante is now one of just 7 accredited Facebook Community Trainers in Australia and the only person in Australia to have also added certification in Facebook’s Digital Marketing Associate, Marketing Science, Media Planner and Media Buyer courses.

Also a Google Digital Springboard program partner and holder of some 82 individual technology certifications, he is a highly capable advisor across Digital Marketing, Social Media, CRM systems, workflow management, GSuite and office productivity tools, desktop security, Websites, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), eCommerce, Instant Communication and leveraging technology for small businesses of all types.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine (WSU) – 1998
  • Master of Medicine (Rural Generalism, WSU) – 2000
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours, WSU) – 1998
  • Master of Clinical Psychology (PhD WSU) – 2000
  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems (UNSW) – 2016
  • Master of Business Information Systems (UNSW) – 2016
  • Certificate I in Information Digital Media and Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2008
  • Certificate II in Information Digital Media and Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2008
  • Certificate III in Information Digital Media and Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2009
  • Certificate IV in Information Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2010
  • Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2011
  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology Business Analysis (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2012
  • Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies (TAFE NSW) – 2013,
    Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing (CIM UK) – 2016
  • Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (CIM UK) – 2016
  • Certificate in Professional Marketing (CIM UK) – 2017
  • Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (CIM UK) – 2017
  • Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing (CIM UK) – 2018
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing (CIM UK) – 2019
  • Statement of Attainment in Cyber Security (TAFE NSW) – June 2020
  • Facebook Australia & New Zealand Certified Community Trainer (Facebook) – February 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Digital Marketing Associate (Facebook) – July 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Media Planner (Facebook) – September 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Media Buyer (Facebook) – November 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Marketing Science (Facebook) – February 2020
  • Digital Springboard Accredited Trainer in Skills for Work (Google & Infoxchange) – April 2019
  • Digital Springboard Accredited Trainer in Skills to Boost Your Career or Business (Google & Infoxchange) – April 2019
  • Digital Springboard Accredited Trainer in Skills for Starting Your Own Business (Google & Infoxchange) – April 2019

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