Important notice for investors
Can I invest now?
Absolutely, we currently offer two ways to buy share securities online:
1. Crowdfunding service (see below)
2. Business introduction service
A new era of equity crowdfunding is upon us
On 11 January 2018, Enable Funding was granted one of the first licenses to operate a crowdfunding service under the new CSF legislation
How to get started with investing
Become a member of the Enable Funding community. Register now – it’s free and quick (and we always respect your privacy).
Learn about outstanding unlisted companies before the broader investment community. You’ll receive our monthly alerts, be able to view current offers and access videos and case studies.
Tailor your investing and communication preferences by completing your Profile Page. We can then send you the most relevant information, in the format you prefer.
Complete the share application form when you are ready to invest and we will do the rest.
You are part of a community that is supporting Australian innovation and participating in the growth of our economy.
Why choose us?
- Experienced: We are the most experienced equity capital raising platform in Australia. Having provided crowdfunding services for more than a decade, we are an acknowledged global pioneer.
- Effective: We have a proven track record. We’ve raised more than $147 million. No other platform in Australia comes close.
- Trusted: We are Australia’s most trusted platform. Our community includes nearly 30,000 potential investors and 200 companies that have raised or intend to raise capital through us.
- Thorough: We have market-leading due diligence. We carefully choose which companies to support through our exclusive IMENCA Business Evaluation Calculus and our Investment Committee. Our goal is to spot high-quality companies that could deliver compelling returns for investors. We don’t always get it right, but investors know we take several extra steps to minimise risk, wherever possible.
- Compliant: We have rigorous corporate governance requirements. Every company on our platform must have a board of directors and comply with quarterly reporting requirements. The aim is to connect companies and investors with confidence.
How does this benefit me?
Equity crowdfunding offers several benefits for retail investors and is suitable for self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) that want to allocate a small portion of assets to unlisted private companies. The SMSF sector is a key focus for us.
Key benefits of equity crowdfunding include:
- The ability to invest in unlisted companies, start-ups and small businesses: This market has traditionally been the preserve of professional or wealthy investors.
- Exposure to companies in potentially high-growth sectors: Many companies on the Enable Funding platform are from the information technology, life sciences or clean-tech sectors.
- Potential for high returns: Earlier-stage companies, by their nature, have more risk than established companies, but in turn have the scope to provide for possibly higher returns. Please note that past returns are no indicator of future performance.
- Portfolio diversification: Unlisted companies are typically less correlated with share or bond market movements than other asset classes. The value of private companies may be less affected by changes in share or bond markets.
- Supporting Australian innovation: The value of investing in companies via Enable Funding is more than owning shares in companies; it’s about being a part-owner of fascinating businesses, helping early stage businesses get started, or providing growth capital for companies to expand and possibly benefiting from these exciting opportunities.
Am I a retail or wholesale investor?
Everyone is a retail investor unless they satisfy one of the requirements to be classified as a wholesale investor under certain sections of the Corporations Act.
The term wholesale investor includes sophisticated investors and professional investors.
A sophisticated investor is a person or entity that has obtained an accountant’s certificate dated no more than 2 years ago that they:
(a) have net assets of at least $2.5 million; or
(b) have a gross income for each of the last two financial years of at least $250,000.
Alternatively, a person or entity who invests where the purchase price of the product is at least $500,000 is also classified as a sophisticated investor.
A professional investor in this context is usually a financial services licensee or a person or entity who controls gross assets of at least $10 million (please note that there are other types of professional investors but we have not included a complete list here).
If you’re still unsure about whether you are a retail or wholesale investor, please consult your accountant.
How does the new CSF legislation work for an investor?
More Australians will soon be able to invest in unlisted companies via Enable Funding
For the first time in history, everyday Australians can provide crowd-sourced funding (CSF) to buy shares of unlisted public companies. The Federal Government introduced new laws establishing our equity crowdfunding marketplace with comparable features to the United States, United Kingdom and other leading global financial markets.
- Unlimited number of retail investors subject to a maximum $10,000 investment per company (issuer)
- No investment amount restrictions for professional, wholesale and sophisticated investors
- Unconditional ‘cooling off’ period for retail CSF investors within 5 business days of their application
- Retail investors must provide risk acknowledgments before applying to buy CSF shares
- Issuer, CSF Intermediary, associates and related parties are prohibited from providing retail investors with financial assistance to buy CSF shares