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Dear Readers,  

Welcome to the July/August 2023 edition of the Funding Strategies newsletter!


Your business: 

Working Capital issues 

and how we can help

When businesses approach us for advice regarding capital raising, we frequently find that companies start seeking help when they already have serious cash flow or working capital issues.

Working capital refers to the funds available to cover day-to-day operational expenses and short-term liabilities. If a company's current assets (e.g. cash, accounts receivable, inventory) are not sufficient to cover its current liabilities (e.g. accounts payable, short-term debt), it may indicate a working capital problem.  

Some of the common signs of having problems with cash flow include:

  • Outstanding Australian Taxation Office (ATO) debts;

  • Receivable collection issues;

  • Payables being greater than receivables;

  • Struggling to pay suppliers, staff or superannuation payments on time;

  • Struggling to service debt payments, or increasing debt amounts;

  • Margin erosion; and

  • Being in a loss-making position.


Upcoming Webinar:

Debt Funding Solutions for Businesses

Join Ken Freer and Mark Rainbird online to find out about our range of debt funding solutions for your business. 

For more information and to book, please click here.

Corporate Video

We hope you enjoy viewing our new video - let the Funding Strategies team members introduce you to the company and what we do!

Product of the Month

Virtual CFO Services

Funding Strategies offers virtual chief financial officer (CFO) services. Our service provider offers highly skilled assistance to your company's financial requirements - such as management accounting, financial modelling and cash flow management - and supports your business remotely.

View our 
Latest Opportunities

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

Contact us

For more information please see the updates in this newsletter. Alternatively, contact us today via email or phone 07 3160 2840.

We have moved!

We are delighted to inform you that we have moved to a new office location! Our new address is Ground Floor, Suite A, 201 Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill - a mere 400m from our previous offices. We look forward to welcoming you at our new location! 

Funding Strategies Out & About

Small Business Expos

Together with our new team member Shirley Li (image below left), Eugenia and Ken (left and right, image below right) attended the Brisbane Small Business Expo this week. It was a great way to connect with local small businesses and find out how we can help each other. 


Something Tech. 2023

Something Tech. is the showcase of emerging technology and its journey to the world as part of Queensland's Something Fest. 

Funding Strategies' Managing Director, Mark Rainbird, said "We have sponsored Something Tech to so we can build relationships, connect with the tech ecosystem and assist emerging and growing companies." 

Mark will be participating in the "Show Me The Money 2023" Pitch and Panel. You can also catch up with our team at our booth.


"Know what's going on, now."

Project FSM Update

"Making Significant Strides in Growing our Value Proposition and Industry Impact"

Project FSM has provided an update below. Our recent webinar was very insightful and a recording is now available for your viewing via our website. 

"The directors are pleased to share some updates about our Company as we continue to make significant strides in growing our value proposition and industry impact.


We’re thrilled to announce the introduction of some exciting new enhancements to our platform which we launched last week.


We want to say thank you to those clients who have already been testing these features and providing us with valuable feedback.


We’re excited to bring these enhancements to all our users and hope they bring significant value to your business. Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the pipeline."


Introducing Rentset Holdings

'Rent to own' or 'Sale and lease back' 
Vehicles and Equipment

Rentset provides solutions to small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”) and sole traders that require financing on vehicles they need to run their business. 

The Company has developed a service that allows customers to purchase a vehicle with a small initial lump sum payment and an option to buy the vehicle at the end of the lease term. 

Rentset either 
  1. purchases new and/or used vehicles and leases them to customers; or 
  2. purchases customers’ vehicles and leases them back to the customers. 
The customers can buy the vehicles at the end of the lease terms under both scenarios.


Introducing Project Medical

Medical equipment supplier

Project Medical is a Hong Kong based medical equipment supplier (surgical masks). The Company is looking to acquire an Australian manufacturer and importer of medical equipment for medical and health industry in Australia.


The Australian manufacturer and importer specialises in the manufacture and import of surgical face masks, disposable head wear, protective shoe covers, protective apparel, sterilisation equipment, disinfectants and medical storage equipment.


Project Medical has anti-bacterial/anti-viral and biodegradable materials that can be introduced to the Australian manufacturer and importer post transaction in order to increase the product type and improve the quality of the products.


Introducing Project Energy

Renewable Energy Infrastructure and Operations

Project Energy is a UK based company focusing on renewable energy infrastructure and operations, with current core markets in Brazil and Europe, and expanding into the USA, and throughout UK and Europe.


As an independent power producer (IPP), Project Energy’s model is to develop, finance, construct and manage a portfolio of utility-scale and distributed energy assets. Project Energy develops its sites from conception, ensuring a complete end-to-end solution. The Company now has an extensive in-house EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) capability which allows control of the entire development process, from greenfield conception, through development, construction, and operation.


Project Energy has developed an asset portfolio of 4.5GW and a very strong PPA (Power Purchasing Agreements)/offtake network with several global energy and strategic entities. These PPA’s typically have 12-year duration, price indexation, and 30% termination penalties in favor of Project Energy.


Introducing Project Grid

Creating a two way power flow

Project Grid is an Australian company that is the inventor and manufacturer of an award-winning solution to the voltage problem caused by clean energy producers trying to send energy back to electricity grids. The disruptive technology developed by Project Grid combines software as a service (SaaS) energy software and a unique grid edge device to improve the stability and capacity of electricity networks.

Electricity grids are built for the one-way flow of power, severely limiting the amount of rooftop solar, batteries and EVs that can be used in local suburbs. Project Grid’s technology creates a two-way power flow which enables up to 13 times more renewable assets and thereby allows communities to generate and use more power locally, resulting in less reliance on the grid. From a single household consumer or small township going off the grid, to large industrial buildings becoming urban solar power plants, Project Grid puts distributed energy resources to work.

Commercialisation commenced in 2020 with the integration of the technology solution into a microgrid project with a global retail giant at one of their Australian sites. Project Grid has now opened offices in Singapore, London, New York and San Francisco to complement their growing Australia operations.


Welcome to the team!

Adrian, Sacha, Shirley and Mitchell

It is our pleasure to introduce our new team members:

Adrian Bernard, Senior Associate
Adrian’s practical experience covers over 20 years as principal of a financial services advisory company, providing solutions to many clients in the areas of asset protection Insurance, superannuation, lending and financial planning. Adrian is currently completing a Certificate in ESG Investing through the CFA Institute.

Sacha Kanaghines, Senior Associate
After co-founding and selling Nonna’s and House of Brews on the Gold Coast, Sacha is now focused on venture capital; as investor and entrepreneur with experience in company turnarounds, distressed assets, hospitality, retail, property as well as crypto and mentoring.

Shirley Li, Senior Associate 

Shirley has over 15 years experience in accounting, business and tax advisory in both public practice and business corporate. She is passionate about providing solutions to improve the accounting and financial position for her clients. She is a qualified accountant, being a member for CPA Australia and a Fellow of the National Tax & Accountants' Association.

Mitchell Rainbird, Client Services
Mitchell has graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons 1st Class) majoring in Microbial Biotechnology and Innovation Management. He is currently completing his RG146 and has 8 years of customer service experience in hospitality and retail.


Australia China Business Council Update

ACBC QLD's upcoming events

  • 31 August: Brisbane International Cruise Terminal Tour

Commencing with an exclusive tour at the new world-class cruise facility – the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT) – guests will enjoy a ‘behind the scenes’ look through Queensland’s newest tourism infrastructure asset.

The behind the scenes tour is only possible given there will be no cruise ships at the terminal at this time. Following the tour, guests will enjoy light refreshments and a networking opportunity.


McCormick Harris Insurance Update

Winter Insurance Update

In their Winter Insurance Update, Tony and his team cover some topics of interest to businesses:

  • Regular insurance reviews benefit your business
  • Be prepared: key strategies for crisis management and business continuity
  • Negative rising costs: some effective strategies for SMEs
  • Why you should consider business interruption insurance

Funding Strategies Pty Ltd

ACN 161 432 123

Authorised Representative for AFSL 230680

Ground Floor, Suite A, 201 Leichhardt Street 

Spring Hill QLD 4000 Australia

+61 7 3160 2840 



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