We had a technical problem with our USA-based hosting service that caused a week-long break in the 6-year continuity of our daily investment diary.
We decided that this would be a good time to end the diary in this form. So …
Where to from here?
We decided to avoid the architectural limitations of hosted WordPress and incorporate the basics of PortfolioTicker into our Weekly Summary of Portfolio Performance at bunting.com.au.
This is essentially the Portfolioticker weekly summary, built using the same platform technologies as WordPress:
- without the architectural and other design limitations, and
- with more capability for automation, API feeds and database design,
- dramatically reducing (eliminating most of) the workload involved in maintaining PortfolioTicker.
Keep an eye out for a new portfolio management service that will replace PortfolioTicker – this will be a joint development with Techseeder.
About Bunting Pty Ltd
Bunting Pty Ltd is primarily a product development and services company. However we maintain a capital reserve necessary to satisfy clients’ financial sustainability requirements (“do you have the financial backing to assure completion of this contract?”). These funds were originally invested in Australian technology companies until the GFC, at which time we invested our capital reserve into the recovering US technology sector. We decided to document the experience, for better or worse, in an open diary: portfolioticker.
Our first Software as a Service (SaaS) business, eGrants.com, was the platform for a new government services company eGrants Pty Ltd (eGov) in Mar 2006. It was the Federal Government’s first Software as a Service contract and supported grant programs with budgets totalling almost AUD 1 billion and thousands of applicants and managed grants. eGrants was certified to PCI DSS standards with daily audits against that standard by an external security analyst. It achieved a user compliance rate of 99.5% and a user satisfaction rate (satisfied, very satisfied) of 95%.
2006: eGrants First client wins a minister’s achievement award!
Our current product development interests in collaboration with Techseeder Pty Ltd are:
- investment research and portfolio management systems and tools, and
- a domestic solar power management and reporting system.
Our business is led by …
Lloyd is the founder of Bunting Pty Ltd and eGrants Pty Ltd. He has been involved in information technology since 1971, with a background in Australian Government (Defence, Public Service Board, Finance), banking (ANZ Bank), technology (EDS/HP-ES), and major technology project management services (for advanced Defence and civil aviation projects). Lloyd has degrees in business and investment (BBus, MBA) from NSWIT/UTS and is a retired FAICD (Foundation Fellow), FASA/FCPA and MACS.
Anita is the founder of Techseeder Pty Ltd and partners directly or through Techseeder with Bunting Pty Ltd on tech ventures such as eGov Pty Ltd and startup funds (such as the Sydney Angels Sidecar Fund [ESVCLP]). Anita is an entrepreneur, investor and macroeconomist with experience in Australia’s Treasury Department, ANZ Bank (Economics, Capex and Structured Finance), Victorian Government ($11 billion infrastructure portfolio), angel investment (Sydney Angels), and venture capital (VP, Director in several firms, as well as her own venture capital advisory firm, Venture Analysis). She also manages other portfolios of Australian and overseas stocks and is an investor in tech startups. Her degrees include an M.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge (Girton College) in England. Anita has been a speaker at CPA Australia and CommBank seminars and a mentor at AngelCube.