Coffs Coast locals will be able to learn about how crowdfunding can help fund growth in their business at the latest Startup Grind event, courtesy of Matt Vitale from Aussie company Birchal. Startup Grind Coffs Harbour is an initiative in partnership with Google to help our local business community grow. The core values are: Making friends, not contacts; giving, not taking; helping others before helping yourself.
“Coffs locals can now invest in local businesses or larger Aussie brands. Birchal’s mission is to help all Australians invest in the brands they love.” according to local Startup Grind host Tony Rothaker. Learn how Birchal helped Shebah Rideshare, a rideshare platform for women, raise $3m. Birchal are passionate about educating and involving local business communities on the relatively new ASIC approved Crowd-sourced Funding regime.
To learn about how this option could help you as an investor, legal or accounting firm or a business join us at Startup Grind on June 13 at Happy Frog from 6.00pm. People with VIP tickets will get the chance to present to matt their ideas and collect feedback the next day.
Matt is Co-Founder and General Counsel of Birchal, one of the first licensed equity crowdfunding platforms in Australia.
Matt is an experienced financial services lawyer and entrepreneur having worked in private practise at a top tier law firm, and founded several successful businesses. A recognised expert in the regulation of financial services, and crowdfunding, Matt regularly contributes to scholarly journals and industry consultations. Matt is also completing a doctoral thesis on the regulation of crowdfunding and equity capital markets in Australia.
Specialties: corporate law, commercial law, financial services, regulation, compliance, crowdfunding, internet law, barbecue
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Initially trained as an Engineer and starting his own ventures he learned through his own ventures "Life is too short to build something nobody wants!"
With a passion for the perfect elevator pitch and problems worth solving he is always on the lookout for likeminded people.
Tony has a gift for connecting with people from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about making an impact through entrepreneurship.
Topics he’s curious about: Entrepreneurship, Education and Health.
People he’d love to meet: Curious individuals from all fields who believe the world is full of opportunities.