Our support helped broadcast and audio-visual technology business BirdDog Australia seize opportunities for growth in the global market.
Self-confessed as young, nimble and innovative within the technology scene, Melbourne-based BirdDog Australia is already a force to be reckoned with in the world of broadcasting. They were the earliest global adopters of the Network Device Interface - NDI® - platform and internet protocol video technology since their inception in 2016.
BirdDog Australia design and build high-grade cameras and livestream software for homes, offices, education institutions, stadia and houses of worship around the world. In fact, 90 per cent of their products are exported into major markets in North America, the UK, and the EU.
The right recommendation
As the demand for video capability dramatically increased during COVID-19, BirdDog Australia absorbed the pressure on their supply chain and manufacturing business operations.
Having identified the need to fund growth with additional cashflow, BirdDog Australia was recommended the support of Export Finance Australia and had already directly approached us.
Our Victorian Business Development team worked with BirdDog Australia to understand their business and helped them secure the right financial solution.
We provided a working capital facility to assist BirdDog Australia increase its manufacturing output, maintain large orders and keep up with growing demand.
Barry Calnon, BirdDog Australia’s Chief Financial Officer & Finance Director, reveals that our support was key to their current success.
“We ramped up our manufacturing to satisfy the significantly increased demand,” he said. “Our second-tier financier couldn’t get us there, but it’s precisely what Export Finance Australia enabled us to do.”