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Dear Readers,  

Welcome to the September 2023 edition of the Funding Strategies newsletter!


Upcoming webinar: 

Raising Capital

Funding Strategies can provide a full range of capital raising solutions.

Join us online on 25 October at 12 noon AEST to find out about funding solutions for your business.

Why Raise Capital?

Companies raise venture capital for a wide range of reasons including to:

  • Hire human capital

  • Grow the company (sales and marketing) and acquire market share

  • Have a competitive advantage (more nimble in the market place)

  • Provide funding for working capital and to build cash reserves

  • Enhance credit and borrowing status (use equity to get debt)

  • Launch new products and provide investment for new initiatives

  • To provide development funding and project funding (eg. for mining tenements)

  • Fund acquisitions and joint venture partners

  • Fund capital investment and expansion (project finance)

  • Retire debt / reduce balance sheet gearing

  • Increase profit by reducing interest costs

  • Match grants funding

  • Exit the business gradually by selling down shares

  • Negotiate with stakeholders (ie. bring money to the table)

  • Replace shareholders

In this webinar, we will explore capital raising options and provide you and your business with possibilities on how and where to start.

For more information, please visit our website or contact us via email or phone: +61 7 3160 2840.

Partner of the Month


We are delighted to announce that Funding Strategies was recently invited to become a Zoho Affiliate. The Zoho team must have heard that we sing their praises at every opportunity!

Click here to read about our journey with Zoho, from initially setting up the CRM to the full Zoho One suite. 

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.

Corporate Video

Have you watched our new corporate video yet? We hope you enjoy letting the Funding Strategies team members introduce you to the company and what we do!


Introducing Project Sustainability

Mission: Distribute Energy Visibility Globally

‘Sustainability’ is the practice of using just enough resources, ensuring that they are sustained over time. It covers financial sustainability, social sustainability and environmental sustainability.

Project Sustainability is an Australian company specialising in off-grid systems, design and energy products. Project Sustainability manufactures its own products as well as selling partner products from quality brands in the energy, control and sustainability space.

The Company's mission is for all to have access to lower cost, high value energy generation, storage and management products.   Its team aims to commercialise and distribute its own sustainable energy products globally, in these markets:

  • Energy management;
  • Connected devices (IOT);
  • Habitation envelope management;
  • Use of AI to develop perfect energy management.

“We have sponsored Something Tech to so we can build relationships, connect with the tech ecosystem and assist emerging and growing companies.” 

Image above: Shirley is drawing the winner of the Something Tech free Strategy Session worth $2,200. Congratulations to Lucy Knowles from Adroit Distribution!  We look forward to spending a few hours with you soon.

Funding Strategies Out & About

SomethingTech. 2023

Our team members had a great time joining the Something Tech. 2023 events! Images below: Mark gave a Reverse Pitch presentation and joined a Q&A panel together with other funders. 


Advance Queensland

$8 million Ignite Super Round Funding is open!

"Calling all Queensland-based small to medium-sized businesses and startups!

Do you have a functional prototype product or service almost market-ready? Or perhaps an innovative new product or service at the minimum viable product stage ready to hit the market?

If your answer is a resounding YES, then you're in for a treat. This is your chance to supercharge your idea with grants of up to $200k through the Ignite Ideas program or up to $75k with Ignite Spark!

But that's not all – Ignite grant recipients get access to a goldmine of professional expertise, top-notch business advice, and mentoring support, all courtesy of the Ignite+ program.

Learn more about eligibility, key dates, and how to jump onboard here."



ENTER NOW: The Pitch is back

"Entries are open for the Pitch, happening November 30.

Get paid
Winners will receive up to $100,000 worth of prizes thanks to sponsor AWS.

Get feedback
Shortlisted candidates will pitch in front of our panel of guest judges from the startup, VC and business community.

Get your name out there
SmartCompany will be covering all the developments, the shortlisted startups, the Pitch night and, of course, the big winner.

With a two-step entry form and no cost to enter, it might just be the fastest, easiest way to get the boost your startup needs!

Don’t miss this chance. Entries close on October 27."


Debt Funding Solutions 

for Businesses

Webinar recording now available

On 20 September, Ken Freer and Mark Rainbird (pictured left) held a webinar regarding our range of debt funding solutions for businesses. The recording is now available to watch. 


Belt and Road Summit 2023

Flora Mok's travel and presentation

BlueMount Capital's Director of M&A, Flora Mok, was recently invited to present our clients "Project Grid" at the Belt and Road Summit as part of the Project Investment Session: Urban Development, in Hong Kong. You can watch Flora in action here. Congratulations, Flora!

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. Contact us to find out more. 


Australia China Business Council Update

We hope you will join us at 

ACBC QLD's upcoming event

  • 19 October: Welcoming TIQ's Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for China - Rhett Miller

Join ACBC and TIQ to Welcome TIQ’s newly appointed Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for China, Rhett Miller.

Rhett will provide guests with his China insights, drawn from his extensive China experience, and outline his priorities in taking up this important TIQ position to assist Queensland exporters and bring investment into Queensland.

China is Queensland’s largest two-way trading partner, with TIQ having its largest international presence in Greater China.

Rhett’s appointment comes at a critical time following the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent announcement that China Southern and China Eastern will resume direct flights to Brisbane later this year.

This event provides an important opportunity to meet with Rhett and guests from the Queensland-China trade and investment community, and to network.


McCormick Harris Insurance Update

August Insurance Update

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

  • Use this checklist: 5 tips to spring clean your business now;
  • How SMEs will benefit from Govts' $400m resilience spending.

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Spring Hill QLD 4000 Australia

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