• FoundedApril 2007
  • HeadquartersAustralia
  • FundingBetween $100 - $250 million
  • Sector-FocusGeneralist
  • Stage-FocusEarly, Expansion
  • SecuritiesEquity


The Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB) is Australia’s largest and most successful business introduction and matching platform for showcasing investment opportunities in high growth, unlisted Australian companies.

ASSOB also offers Australia’s only facility for “secondary” sales of unlisted issued securities.

Since its founding in 2005, ASSOB has facilitated more than $130M in private security transactions.

Deal Flow

ASSOB supports a wide range of businesses, from seed and start-up stage, to award-winning and government granted companies, as well as more established growth and expanding companies, have joined ASSOB seeking access to growth capital and a convenient forum to connect with stakeholders.

Issuers can raise up to $5 million through ASSOB’s platform.

Fee Structure

Investor Fees

No fees.

Issuer Fees

Issuers pay the following fees:

  • Application fee of $990 to apply for admission to ASSOB’s platform;
  • Admission fee of $3,960 payable by all companies who have gained approval for admission to our Platform;
  • Thereafter, a monthly fee of $458 for each month of the capital raising campaign;
  • Success fee of 2.5% funds raised.
  • Sponsor fee of 5-8% upon successful raise (see below)

Issuers are required to appoint a “Sponsor” to list on the ASSOB platform. The Sponsor must be a participating organisation accepted by ASSOB and be a Class Order Operator pursuant to ASIC 02/273 “Business Introduction & Matching Service”

More on the Sponsor’s role:

As part of working with ASSOB and the company, a Sponsor will assist in the preparation of a suitable investment document, call attention to capital raising campaigns through various marketing methods, run investor meetings, and to support and guide the company’s Founders and Directors in understanding and executing its obligations in relation to the ASSOB capital raising platform.

Executive Team

Paul Niederer


Paul Niederer is one of Australia's leading authorities on peer to peer investing and equity based investment for early stage growth companies. Paul joined the ASSOB team in late 2008. As CEO Paul leads a team that shepherds businesses through an ordinarily complex and frustrating Capital Raising Process with efficiency and effectiveness. Paul is no stranger to managing growth businesses, having spent the past few years as CEO of both ASX and NSX publicly listed businesses. Before that he managed and developed businesses in Singapore, the Middle East and Sweden.

Tony Puls


Tony Puls is the founding chairman of Australian Small Scale Offerings Board Limited. After lobbying government and corporate regulators for more than 27 years, he lodged the first official applications to the NSW Corporate Affairs Commission and the National Companies and Securities Commission (now ASIC) for the creation of a platform which would allow unlisted companies to easily access private capital. In May 1997, ASIC issued a Class Order exemption allowing companies to appoint an ASSOB consultant to act on their behalf and assist them to raise capital through the ASSOB process. The Australian Small Scale Offerings Board was then born.


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