The website launched its second campaign earlier this month to raise $250,000 and quickly surpassed the initial goal. Sharing her thoughts about the project’s success, CEO of PledgeMe, Anna Guenther stated:
“We are extremely happy to be able to grow crowdfunding in New Zealand with the help of our crowd. This investment means we’ll be able to support more project and equity campaigns and push for further growth.
“The extra $116,000 means we’re going to be able to hire in-house tech wranglers, investigate crowdlending in New Zealand, and start looking across the ditch and potentially put our thinking forward around their proposed legislation changes around equity crowdfunding. It’s exciting that we’re going to be able to help even more Kiwis fund the things they care about.”
Guenther then added that the investment over its minimum goal would allow PledgeMe to grow faster:
“PledgeMe has already seen massive growth since our first equity crowdfunding round late last year. PledgeMe has gone from a total of $2.8 million pledged, before we equity crowdfunded, to over $7 million in just seven months.
“We’ve grown our team, grown our revenue, and grown our user base with more and more people aware of crowdfunding as a viable option in New Zealand we’ve secured PledgeMe’s position as the place Kiwis go to fund the things they care about.
“PledgeMe has a detailed plan for how further funding will allow us develop the platform and grow crowdfunding even further.”