Tat Capital has been named one of Australia’s most innovative products or services, in one of the largest and most audacious innovation awards of its kind in Australia – the Anthill Magazine ‘SMART 100’ Index.
“Given Australia is an island continent, 75% of companies raise capital and deploy it offshore for products and services. In 2013, we formed the first organisation helping companies to raise growth capital and expand into the subcontinent and globally. 1.5 years on we’ve serviced 300 corporate clients who we raise funds for and help get better fx rates and move funds internationally cheaper than banks. We are also the only group helping mid-sized companies to expand into the Indian subcontinent….
…Australia is an island continent where most products and services and exported and imported. 75% of companies raise capital and deploy it offshore. We not only help them find that capital but give them better fx rates than banks.
…we help companies who are importing/exporting to save money on converting currencies through banks. We help find smart capital to propel them into higher levels growth domestically and offshore. We subcontinental background allows us to help our clients do business in a region where IMF forecasts 8-12% growth for decades. We are the first offering such an integrated solution.
…Convert currencies cheaper than banks. Find strategic investors and smart growth capital. IMF forecast Indian-subcontinent to grow at 8-12%. We help ANZ companies to find strategic investors, partners and clients to leverage this growth. No advisory group provides this expertise.”
About the Smart 100
The SMART 100 Index was created by Anthill Magazine in 2008 to identify and rank Australia’s 100 most innovative products, proving to be one of the largest surveys of its kind in Australia. In 2015, in response to a record volume entries, the program was extended to include the TOP 100 SMART SERVICES and the TOP 100 SMART PRODUCTS, in addition to the SMART 100.
“In true Anthillian style, the SMART 100 is an ever-evolving, ever-improving experiment,” said Anthill founder and Editor-In-Chief James Tuckerman. “It identifies and ranks new Australian innovations by applying a combination of crowdsourcing, collaboration and common-sense. We employ the judgement of ‘mavens’ and readers. “Unlike your average awards program, we don’t lock a panel of expert adjudicators in a small room. Neither do we demand a thorough analysis of each applicant’s P&L statement. We don’t even request an historical snapshot of ‘runs on the board’ or commercial achievements. “This is because innovation is future focussed. It is about identifying and solving problems in ways that will change the way we live, do business and think.” What is a ‘maven’? Academics have known about the existence of Mavens for many years, claiming they have a particular psychotype. However, it was Malcom Gladwell’s book ‘The Tipping Point’ that really brought attention to this underutilised group in society. Gladwell described Mavens as “those who are intense gatherers of information and impressions, and so are often the first to pick up on new or nascent trends”. ‘Maven’ is a Yiddish word that means, literally, “one who understands”. According to Tuckerman, “The maven’s unique talent is his or her ability to unearth and identify, from all the new products and services available in the marketplace, the innovations that are worth propagating. A maven also generally has the ability to communicate the potential of the innovation to the broader public and, therefore, plays an integral role in the mass take-up of any innovation. “These people have the ability to identify innovations that will meet an important need for the population. The hypothesis is that Mavens will provide a more predictive measure of innovation than mass consumers or, indeed, experts in the field – because they have a unique ability to identify the importance and relevance of an innovation.
” What is Anthill Magazine?
Anthill was initially launched as a print magazine, in September 2003, by its current editor-in-chief James Tuckerman, who at the age of 26 quit his day job, departing a promising career in corporate PR, to pursue his own entrepreneurial journey. It is for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Since then, it has evolved into one of Australia’s leading online communities for Australian business owners. It is dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship and the commercial development of ideas.