Federal opposition outlines equity-based crowdfunding position

12:56AM | Monday, 15 December 2014 |  A “light steady, balanced regulatory touch” should be used in the development of equity-based crowdfunding legislation, according to a federal opposition policy paper.

This charitable crowdfunding startup’s pretty chuffed about hitting $1 million in donations

9:18PM | Friday, 12 September 2014 |  Charitable crowdfunding website Chuffed has surpassed $1 million in donations just under a year after going live.

Online community is trying to fetch itself some funding on Kickstarter

9:20PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 |  Popular community-driven online newsletter The Fetch has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with founder Kate Kendall saying it is an important opportunity for the community to help it succeed.

Portfolio diversification: greater returns and less risk

9:44PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 |  We have all heard of the saying, Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Diversification is an essential tool of the knowledgeable and experienced investor, especially when considering investing in start-up businesses.

New Australian equity crowdfunding platform set to launch as federal government considers reforms

7:24AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 |  A new Australian equity crowdfunding platform called Equitise is gearing up for launch, as the federal government considers the recommendations handed down in the recent CAMAC report.

The pizza drone that won’t get a slice of the action

6:41PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 |  “My idea is revolutionary! It’s a world first!” the would-be entrepreneur says. When a drone delivering pizzas is involved, what could possibly go wrong?

Crowdfunding helping Australian hardware maker sell innovative tablet

6:23PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 |  Vixtel, an Australian hardware startup co-founded by computer pioneer Terry Crews, is running an Indiegogo campaign for a pioneering new tablet called Unity, which combines the functionality of a desktop PC, laptop and phone into one device.

Crowdfunding is not just about raising capital

6:14PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 |  The recent CAMAC report put crowdfunding on the policy agenda and raised plenty of questions about how it could be regulated.

Inspire9 to host crowdfunding crash course

10:55PM | Monday, 1 October 2012 |  Start-ups have an opportunity to learn the secrets of successful crowdfunding campaigns at an event next month, as the method grows in popularity as a way to raise finance.

Crowdfunding pioneers hit back at ASIC

8:56PM | Wednesday, 15 August 2012 |  The crowdfunding industry has spoken out against a statement made by the corporate regulator yesterday, warning about fines and possible imprisonment.