Podcast: Ep#97 How Do You Match a Company with Investors? What Makes a Company Investible? (Ft. Mark Rainbird, Director of Funding Strategies Pty Ltd)

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Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Dr Mark Rainbird who is the Managing Director of Funding Strategies Pty Ltd. An expert in raising capital, advisory work, mergers and acquisitions, Mark discusses the status of the Australian market, his take on new trends in the industry and what it takes to make a company an investible proposition.

Mark Rainbird- Managing Director of Funding Strategies Pty Ltd

Discussion Points:

    • Background
      Mark’s career so far and experiences in global business
    • Funding Strategies
      Mark taking up the position of Managing Director and how Funding Strategies was founded
    • Defining an investable business and opportunity
      What Mark defines as an investable business. How to recognise one and how he approaches a future business opportunity
    • The matching process
      How Mark matches a business with an investor and vice versa
    • First time investing and investors
      Funding Strategies Pty Ltd’s approach to new investors and new businesses seeking investment for the first time
    • The most important factor when seeking investment
      What Mark categorises as the most important factor when seeking investment or becoming an investor
    • Specialising in the industry
      Mark’s specialised sectors and where he believes the Australian business landscape is shifting to
    • The “in” business sectors
      Mark identifies the current industries which are seeing the most development, investment and opportunities
    • Raising capital
      What to expect when seeking capital
    • Where Australia stands
      Mark discusses where the Australian business sector is positioned on the global stage
    • Brand Australia
      How the global business sector views the Australian brand and its investment potential
    • The process of innovation
      Comparing Australian standards of innovation with other countries
    • The developing market
      Mark compares the global and Australian business sector to the environment 5 years ago.
    • Turning a business around
      The goals of Funding Strategies Pty Ltd and how the Company creates a funding strategy for growing businesses
    • Developing the Funding Strategies Pty Ltd model
      How Mark plans to improve and grow his business further
    • How to strategically approach a capital raise
      Funding Strategies’ procedures for handling new investors and companies
    • The selection process
      How Mark and the Funding Strategies Pty Ltd team approach the selection process for new clients and how they assess their business goals
  • Getting in touch
    How to enquire about your business venture and how to contact the Funding Strategies Pty Ltd team.

Dr Mark Rainbird’s Bio

Dr. Rainbird has over 30 years’ experience in business and Government. He has extensive operating, investment banking, private equity, merger and acquisition, investment management, pre-IPO and venture capital experience.

He is the co-founder and Director of BlueMount Capital Pty Limited (Investment Banking), founder and Managing Director of BlueMount Capital (Qld) Pty Ltd (Investment Banking), Funding Strategies Pty Ltd (Venture Capital).

He is an expert in venture capital transactions and capital raising (small-scale offerings and private placements) and manages a team of 10 in Brisbane. Mark’s senior executive and director roles have spanned ASX-listed, private and government entities as well as the industry sectors of heavy industry, mining, information technology, consulting and financial services.  He has a proven track record in the mining, agriculture, property, healthcare and technology sectors, providing corporate advisory, merger and acquisition, in the unlisted, pre-IPO and listed capital market space.

Mark grew up in the central Queensland town of Biloela in the heart of the agriculturally rich Callide Valley, and worked on a number of pastoral and agricultural enterprises including onion, cotton, lucerne, beef and horse stud enterprises during his youth.  Over the years he has worked with a wide variety of agricultural based businesses and technologies (and encompassing supply chains) in an corporate advisory capacity.

With an extensive business network, he has been able to help companies to develop their funding strategies, raise capital and provide an exit for the company and their investors.

Dr. Mark Rainbird is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours (Griffith University) and was a visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology during his Ph.D.  He has authored a number of cited scientific articles and papers and a patent application.

About Funding Strategies

Funding Strategies is a capital markets firm providing venture equity capital and finance services to small business and companies seeking capital for growth and expansion in the unlisted, pre-IPO and listed capital markets.  We specialise in creating and implementing successful funding and capital raising strategies. We serve predominately private and public companies, and sophisticated investors, with a broad range of services.

  • Funding Strategies and Investor Ready Services
  • Equity and Debt Capital Raisings
  • Small Scale Offerings and Venture Capital
  • Grant Funding
  • Special Private Placements
  • Stock Exchange Listings
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestments
  • Strategic Trade Sales
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Real Estate Debt and Equity Financing and Restructuring
  • Providing Opportunities for Investors.
  • Director and business advisory services.

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