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Archive: Editorial Features


Dimerix Bioscience develop DMX200 to improve the outcome of Chronic Kidney Disease

23 October 2014 – Dimerix Bioscience Limited   DMX200 – the first therapy from the extensive pipeline of potential new treatments from Dimerix Bioscience Chronic kidney disease has a high rate of premature death. It has been identified as the … Continue reading

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First to the Holy Grail of Online Gaming with VGW in the US

The lines between gaming and gambling online are becoming increasingly blurred.  As both gain global acceptance a key market, the US, is still cautious with online gambling and has been regarded as the holy grail for real-money gaming companies.  An … Continue reading

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Retirement Living Today’s media channel servicing the ‘Unstoppable’ over 50s demographic

What connects people like Sandra Bullock, Elle McPherson, Daniel Day Lewis with each CEO of the Top 20 companies in Australia?  They are all over 50.  In addition, and this is not incidental, they are all wealthy.  It cannot be … Continue reading

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Lypanosys’ Eczema Treatment, the new Breakthrough in Dermatology

The prevalence of Eczema worldwide is high and growing.   In Australia alone GPs treat 1.8 million cases of eczema per year.  In the US, approximately 10% or 35 million people suffer from the disease at some stage in their lives … Continue reading


Investors Central – Empowering borrowers with personalised auto-finance Australia-wide

Finance One specialises in lending to clients who fall outside the main stream lenders. Simple errors such as the failure to pay a phone bill on time all the way to bankruptcy, there are many ways why individuals have acquired … Continue reading


Revolutionary Anti-Counterfeit Tracer Technology Company, YPB Group Highlights Expansion Plans After Its ASX Listing

Counterfeiting has become pervasive worldwide.  Bottled water, milk, shampoo and medication all form part of the $1.7tn counterfeit goods market, and have all been the subject of high profile seized shipments in Asia in recent times.  However, this is not … Continue reading

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ETRAIN Interactive – Engaging and effective training solutions for capital intensive industries

Training has become an integral part of the workplace.  Increased Occupational Health & Safety requirements, together with a growing need for highly skilled labour, have seen an increase in demand for quality training. For industries such as mining and construction, … Continue reading


SmartWard’s revolutionary technology allowing nurses more time for patient care

Australia’s ageing population and the increase in chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes are driving relentless growth in hospital patient numbers.  But with minimal growth in bed numbers medical professionals face pressure to reduce the length of stays, … Continue reading


ENurse – Helping create better nurses for Australia

With over 360,000 nurses and midwifes registered in Australia, nurses are the glue that hold the medical industry together.  Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, crisis care centres and schools from inner cities to the outback all have persistent demand for trained … Continue reading

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Smart Send – Promising to deliver on the growth of ecommerce

The courier and freight industry is highly competitive.  The simple act of shipping parcels and packaged goods from one location to another requires immense infrastructure to facilitate this efficiently.  The high costs involved have discouraged major couriers and freight companies … Continue reading


Investors seeking tax-effective opportunities look to agriculture

As we run into Q4 of the financial year investors countrywide begin looking at tax effective investments to reduce their tax burden.  Although benefits of tax effective investment vary based on the individual, benefits can include immediate tax relief through … Continue reading


The Sabre and The Cutlass, quickly becoming the gin drinker’s favoured companion

In the first months of 2014, The West Winds Gin by The Tailor Made Spirits Company is rapidly becoming the flavour of the year for judges, critics, premises, distributors and most importantly drinkers. Handcrafted in small batches and distilled using … Continue reading

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PharmAust bringing a new first-line treatment, PPL1, for tumour cancer patients worldwide

Worldwide cancer accounts for over 10 million deaths per year.  In Australia alone, 3 in 10 deaths are due to this cause.  Treatments have advanced considerably in the last decade but the majority of therapies are highly toxic, untargeted and … Continue reading


On-Line Electric Vehicle – the new paradigm for the future of transport

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, and with structural issues such as peak oil and climate change affecting the ongoing cost of traditional petroleum transport systems, governments and companies are seeking the next generation transport solution.  However, existing transport solutions … Continue reading


NTA Securities – Bridging the working capital and commercial funding gap for SMEs

It is estimated that the commercial lending market is valued at $9BN per year.   However, the SME market is severely underserviced representing under 10% of this figure.  Banks that spend millions on capturing new business customers are failing existing customers … Continue reading


Acoustic 3D’s new audio hologram is the shape of sound to come

The music market has continually evolved responding to new technologies. Vinyl, cassette, compact disc, and mp3 formats have all cycled in and back out of usage.  However, one piece of tech that has kept the same build for five decades … Continue reading

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The Martin Jetpack – Prepared for Launch in 2014

  Has there been a more iconic James Bond moment than Sean Connery making his famous jetpack getaway in Thunderball?  A blast on the ignition and he flies to adrenaline fuelled safety.  Since that moment in 1965 pop culture has … Continue reading

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Organic Response – A Step Change in Automated, Intelligent Lighting Systems

Australia’s largest companies are seeking efficiencies in all areas of their power usage to minimise their environmental and financial risks.  The Commonwealth Bank of Australia alone aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 20% and its annual 580,000MWh of electricity … Continue reading


Ai-Media Is Changing The Global Classroom With Its Ai-Live Speech-To-Text Platform

Children who are deaf or hard of hearing face many obstacles when passing through the Australian education system.  As schools devote costly, specialized resources to help teachers, students still face a continual, uphill struggle to keep up with their friends … Continue reading


Palmarium, Australia’s iconic new wine

Grange is perhaps the original iconic Australian wine, so it is no real surprise that the 2007 vintage received a 95 point score from the respected James Halliday Australian Wine Companion. What is less known, currently anyway, is that the … Continue reading

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Cloud provider, ASE Networks rising to the top of the Australian it industry

It’s undeniable that the future of IT is ‘Cloud’.  IT procurement is expected to be entirely cloud related within five years and is predicted to be a USD$100bn industry in the US by 2014.  As the public becomes more educated … Continue reading


Biotech company, Avi Smart positioned to soar into global markets with its ten technology platforms

Some of the greatest inventions of the modern age were born from a lateral observation from a curious inventor.  John Chamberlain, founder of biotech company Cocky Smart reflects on a humid day in Western Australia just over a decade ago, … Continue reading

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Hygiene Waste Recycler, Relivit creates revenue from an unlikely source

The hidden issue of Australia’s growing waste management requirements is felt through every level of government.  The Australian Federal Government together with their State and City counterparts are continually writing policies and underwriting funding initiatives to reduce waste being dumped … Continue reading


Inabox rings up strong revenues and profits before its upcoming IPO

With the telco industry constantly evolving it is a challenge for a new company to establish itself and operate profitably.  Retail Service Providers (RSPs) are faced with the prospect of committing significant investment to bring a complete range of telco … Continue reading

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Broadway Leasing – outperforming the big four banks in equipment financing

The equipment financing and leasing paradigm has shifted in Australia.  Before, small assets such as commercial kitchen equipment and computer hardware were difficult to finance as the property was unregistered and therefore at high risk of being sold with the … Continue reading

Jumbo expands into Latin America with deal in Mexico

Source: ASX RELEASE Leading interactive lottery business, Jumbo Interactive Limited (ASX:JIN) is pleased to announce a signed long-term exclusive agreement with Sorteo Games which holds two national lottery systems and distribution licenses in Mexico. The exclusive agreement includes rights to … Continue reading

Residential property management specialist aims to become the largest residential property management business in Australia

Rental Management Investment Trust (RMIT) has been established as a “feeder investment trust” for the Rental Management Australia Fund (RMA Fund) offering investors the opportunity of participating in a stapled security comprising of the Rental Management Australia Group Limited (RMA … Continue reading

CAVATAK™ bladder cancer positive preliminary data

Source: ASX and Media Release Viralytics Limited (ASX:VLA, OTC:VRACY) has received positive preliminary data in bladder cancer in its collaboration with Professor Hardev Pandha’s research team at The University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. Viralytics to endeavour to also … Continue reading

Jumbo expands into USA through joint venture

Source: ASX RELEASE Leading interactive lottery business, Jumbo Interactive Limited (ASX: JIN) is pleased to announce an important step in the US lottery market with the launch of a joint venture with Retail Gaming Solution (RGS) a company specialising in … Continue reading

Power to car buyers and enthusiasts

CarAdvice is re-inventing the way people buy cars online. Launched in 2006 but only commercialised since 2009, CarAdvice has audience of more than 1 million visits each month, and is ranked as Australia’s number five auto site according to Nielsen … Continue reading

Wonder of Human Flight Comes to Australia

Australian thrill seekers as young as 5 years old will soon be able to experience the wonder of flight – without parachutes – at a new entertainment facility planned for Western Sydney. Indoor Skydive Australia Group’s corporate team is made … Continue reading

Promising drug set for MS clinical trial

Auckland-based bio-technology developer Innate Immunotheraputics is set to begin a major trial of a drug to treat the serious progressive form of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) which could give the company entry to a US$6 billion annual market. To complete the … Continue reading

Why Invest Now in Renewables and What Investments are Best?

Not only in Australia, but all around the world major shifts are taking place in the cost structures underpinning provision of power/electricity. This is due to a range and combination of factors such as: Emission reduction programs Increasing demand arising … Continue reading

How Are You Seizing Today’s Opportunities to Create Tomorrow’s Value?

PwC Private Business Barometer, Winter 2012 Manoj Santiago, PwC Private Clients Partner The tenth edition of PwC’s Private Business Barometer was undertaken in February and March, a tumultuous time in the global market that saw daily headlines on European economies … Continue reading

Broken Hill Prospecting (BPL) Offers Secure Cobalt Supplies as Demand Rises

World demand for cobalt is increasing with technological advances in products such as rechargeable batteries and superalloy metals, and yet more than 60 percent of world cobalt supply comes from countries with high levels of political and technical risk. ASX-listed … Continue reading


Australia is well placed to play a lead role in the global clean technology sector judging by the calibre of the 30 semi-finalists announced today for the Australian Clean Technologies Competition 2012, says John O’Brien, managing director of Australian CleanTech. … Continue reading

TopBetta Offers Unique Betting Concept

There are many online opportunities where punters can bet on the result of football and racing events, but TopBetta is the only one in Australia where punters can bet against each other – and not the house – in a … Continue reading

BioPower Wave Technology on Track for Pilot

Ocean energy company BioPower Systems is on track to deliver the key milestone of installing its innovative bioWAVE technology off the Victorian coast next year. Sydney-based BioPower Systems has used “biomimicry” – the emulation of nature in science and engineering … Continue reading

10 attributes of high-growth ventures and their founders

Wholesale Investor has asked me to write about the characteristics of high-growth ventures. It is a worthy idea but, alas, no checklist can ever adequately explain high-growth ventures and their founders. Like all creative pursuits, entrepreneurship is not easily captured … Continue reading

Why The Best New Ventures Take Off

First look at the founder and the CRRC factor Wholesale Investor has asked me to write about the characteristics of high-growth ventures. It is a worthy idea but, alas, no checklist can ever adequately explain high-growth ventures and their founders. … Continue reading

Apollo Minerals (ASX:AON) delivers maiden 72Mt Resource at Commonwealth Hill

ASX-listed Apollo Minerals Limited has achieved a major milestone at its wholly owned Commonwealth Hill iron ore project in South Australia as it continues its transition from explorer to developer. Apollo has announced a maiden JORC estimate of 72 Mt … Continue reading

Artemis Resources in Major Acquisition

Perth-based gold and base metals explorer Artemis Resources has announced the acquisition of highly prospective tenements in the West Pilbara and Yandal Greenstone Belts in Western Australia. In what is primarily an all-share deal, ASX-listed Artemis will acquire 100 percent … Continue reading

Diamond Energy: How Technology and Consumer Sentiment is Leading the Renewable Energy Charge

Australia’s renewable energy landscape may be clouded by political uncertainty, but Tony Sennitt believes that it is technology which will win, at the end of the day, over politics. Sennitt is the founder and chief executive of unlisted Melbourne-based Diamond … Continue reading

Phylogica Hitting Milestones

Drug discovery company Phylogica has hit significant milestones delivering to its global pharmaceutical partners and is set to change its business model to ensure that it has a greater share of the downstream revenues which spring from its research. The … Continue reading

Making Sweet Strides

After producing and exporting its sugarcane-based dietary fibre for more than six months now, Queensland based KFSU is now planning a new facility which is twenty times larger than the current one. Rod Lewis, KFSU commercial director, says the current … Continue reading

New Tea Making Technique to Launch in US

The tea bag has been the pinnacle of tea making technology for more than 100 years, but now an Australian invention could be set to take tea into the 21st century. Tstix is a new infusion technique which performs the … Continue reading

Carl Zeiss Neurosurgery Purchase Order

Optiscan is pleased to announce it has today accepted the first purchase order from Carl Zeiss for its neurosurgery systems. As foreshadowed in the shareholder update of June 6, these are pre-production prototypes of Optiscan’s rigid endomicroscopy system for neurosurgery … Continue reading

Phylogica Hitting Milestones and Targeting Downstream Revenue Opportunities

Drug discovery company Phylogica has hit significant milestones delivering to its global pharmaceutical partners and is set to change its business model to ensure that it has a greater share of the downstream revenues which spring from its research. The … Continue reading

10 of Australia’s Most Innovative Mining, Biotech, Cleantech and Technology Companies to be Featured at the Small Cap Showcase Lunch 2012

The event is focused on showcasing innovative companies from the Technology, Life Sciences, Cleantech and Entertainment sectors, along with opportunities in the resources sector. Many Private and Small Cap ASX listed companies struggle for visibility with the focus of financial … Continue reading

Greg Paramor: Opportunities in Non-residential Real Estate

Notwithstanding, Australia is in better shape than most developed economies, investor confidence remains fragile. As a result, it is a challenging time for investors to be putting money to work. Having said that, we believe now is a good time … Continue reading

Elemental Energy Technologies Ltd wins award for SeaUrchin(TM)

Elemental Energy Technologies Ltd has taken out the top honours in the annual Engineering Excellence Awards sponsored by the Newcastle Division of Engineers Australia. In a field of 16 finalists, which included BHP Billiton’s $100M plus remediation of the Hunter … Continue reading

Artemis Resources in Major Acquisition

Perth-based gold and base metals explorer Artemis Resources has announced the acquisition of highly prospective tenements in the West Pilbara and Yandal Greenstone Belts in Western Australia. In what is primarily an all-share deal, ASX-listed Artemis will acquire 100 percent … Continue reading

Virtual Gaming Worlds Planning a $5 Million IPO

Perth-based gaming start-up Virtual Gaming Worlds is planning a $5 million IPO in Australia, giving the market an opportunity to invest in a unique game platform which enables players to monetise virtual casinos. Virtual Gaming Worlds was founded by Laurence … Continue reading

CEO Insights – Lessons from interviewing over 200 CEOs

Too many small companies make a crucial, sometimes fatal, mistake when raising capital through an initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. After intensely promoting their prospects before and during the float, these companies seemingly “go … Continue reading

The Art and Mystery of Start-Up Valuation by Jordan Green

Most pre-revenue entrepreneurs determine their company valuation through calculations of Discounted Cash Flow, Net Present Value, or comparisons with the early valuation of already successful companies. Most experienced early-stage investors looking at a pre-revenue company start with a valuation of … Continue reading

Worst Case Scenarios by Dr Tom McKaskill

When acquiring companies, keep the worst case scenario in mind Acquisitions tend to stretch most acquirers to the limit. Perhaps they tend to take on more than they should or maybe they are simply unprepared for the process, but what … Continue reading

12 of Australia’s Leading Biotech, Cleantech and Technology Innovators Feature at the Wholesale Investor Capital Showcase 2012

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – On Wednesday April 4th, Australia’s leading private investment platform Wholesale Investor, in association with principal support partners PwC and AusBiotech, will host the Brisbane Wholesale Investor Capital Showcase 2012. The Showcase will provide up to 150 high … Continue reading

Eco Whisper Installs First Turbine

The first commercial application of the Eco Whisper turbine, the world’s quietest 20kW wind turbine, is being installed and will be connected to the grid near Tullamarine in Melbourne. Produced and developed by Queensland-based Renewable Energy Solutions Australia (RESA), the … Continue reading

Rapid Growth for Colmax as Leading Glass Recycler Seeks Queensland Expansion

Innovative glass recycler Colmax Glass is looking to expand its Brisbane facility to take advantage of new infrastructure grants in Queensland. Colmax, which has been rapidly expanding since its inception in 2005, is looking for new equity investors to help … Continue reading