Jon Spensley - Business Guy
Jon Spensley is Australia's leading independent expert on crowd sourced equity funding. So someone said.
Jon's the founder guy too. He enjoys working with start up businesses and entrepreneurs.
He's an approachable person and will give you some guidance from his experience in building businesses, venture capital, funds management and corporate advisory.
Jon has all the usual undergraduate and post graduate qualifications you'd expect.
Michael Tsotsos - Legal Guy
Michael is a solicitor.
After spending nearly 20 years at his previous employ in Australia and the US for diverse global regulatory change requirements, he decided it was time to release the shackles. He likes CrowdReady and we like him. He calls an earth moving machine a spade.
He has heaps of qualifications and experience but didn't want the other two guys to feel small.
Jerram Watters - IT Guy
Jerram likes programming. He didn't have any involvement in this website - he wanted you to know that.
But he's an entrepreneur at heart, having been head geek at max super and Link.me.
Jerram's got qualifications in IT, but much more importantly to him and CrowdReady, enjoys helping entrepreneurs.
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New Zealand's first year in review of equity crowdfunding. A $12.4m success story. And an infographic.
The consultation paper which the Government has released outlines key elements of the Government's CSEF framework for public companies and seeks feedback on whether the CSEF framework should be extended to proprietary companies.
"True" equity crowdfunding open to all is a rarity but it's gathering global steam as more countries enact the necessary legislation. Join us as we take a look around the world in 16 flags.
Equity crowdfunding models are not all created equal. This week we begin to breakdown the various approaches beginning with investor-led and entrepreneur-led models with a view to refining the definition of equity crowdfunding.
Given Australia's imminent Federal Government changes, CrowdReady takes a look at the development of equity crowdfunding legislation and regulation from around the world. Here's the only equity crowdfunding world map that we have seen.
Crowdfunding has been touted as the biggest game changer in venture financing ideas since Acme Corporation backed Wile-E-Coyote in his dogged quest for a roadrunner roast dinner.
The Australian Government's 2015/16 Budget indicates that crowd sourced equity funding will become a reality in the 2016 financial year.
CrowdReady's submission on crowd sourced equity funding (CSEF) to the Australian Treasury