“It was a little intimidating pitching; these are international investors and very successful business people. Their feedback has been so valuable …”
Crowdfunding - A Pacific Success Story
Situated on an island in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean, Green Banana Paper is a crowdfunding success story. Green Banana Paper shows that having a story and using the power of social media to share that story, can generate capital from around the world to expand a business.
Impact investment in action
In April 2017, Vanuatu coffee producer Tanna Coffee announced it had secured an A$656,000 impact investment – a milestone deal for Vanuatu and the Pacific Islands. One year on, we take a closer look to understand how the investment came about and the impact it has made so far.
Pacific businesses shine at the Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum
At the finale of the Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum, the pitch was the deciding factor of success. While this was a competition, the art of pitching is the same if you are pitching to judges or potential investors.
Partnership with Pacific RISE strengthens impact for social enterprises in the Pacific
Pacific RISE and Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia have formalised their partnership to strengthen their reach and impact in the Pacific Islands. ‘While philanthropy and grants have historically been a significant part of capital flow in the Pacific, opportunities for investing with a social impact are largely untapped. The Pacific is fertile ground for innovative ideas,’ Caleb Jarvis, Trade & Investment Commissioner, PTI Australia.
Pacific Island seafood companies to pitch at the Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum in the USA
Three Pacific Island sustainable seafood businesses have been announced as finalists in the Fish 2.0 2017 competition and will travel to Stanford University, USA to pitch to investors in November.