Tagged: Anna Guenther

Eat My Lunch to Launch First Campaign on PledgeMe.Lend

This week, New Zealand equity crowdfunding platform PledgeMe announced startup Eat My Lunch is launching the first campaign for its soon to launch lending platform, PledgeMe.Lend. Last month, co-founder and CEO of PledgeMe, Anna Guenther, announced the New Zealand-based crowdfunding portal has received approved by the Financial Markets Authority… Read More

PledgeMe Announces Second New Board of Directors Member

On Thursday, New Zealand crowdfunding platform, PledgeMe, announced that it has not only appointed one but two new members of its board of directors. The portal revealed that interim group executive of Direct Banking for Rabobank Australia and New Zealand, Melanie Templeton, will be stepping into… Read More

PledgeMe Receives FMA Approval For Upcoming Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform

On Thursday, co-founder and CEO of PledgeMe, Anna Guenther, announced the New Zealand-based crowdfunding portal has received approved by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to launch its very own peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, PledgeMe. L Guenther stated: “We’re very excited to have completed this important step towards… Read More

Raise the Roof: Flexiroof Seeks $165,000 on PledgeMe to Expand New Zealand Outdoor Shelter Brand

Flexiroof, a Taranaki-based outdoor shelter maker, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe to raise a minimum of $165,000 as the company begins its global expansion. The company, which was founded in 2013, has been developing shelters for patios and outdoor areas: “We shelter naked… Read More

PledgeMe Appoints Cultivate Mentoring Lab’s Founder Jessica Venning-Bryan As Newest Board Member

Following the long search for PledgeMe’s new board member, CEO of the New Zealand crowdfunding platform, Anna Guenther, announced on Monday that it has appointed Jessica Venning-Bryan to the vacant spot. According to Guenther, Venning-Bryan has spent nearly 15 years advising organizations on how to engage… Read More

PledgeMe’s “CrowdfundingU” Now Registered Under Regional Business Partner Network; Now Offers Capability Vouchers

On Monday, crowdfunding platform PledgeMe announced that its new feature, CrowdfundingU, is now registered under the Regional Business Partners Network. This network reportedly helps New Zealand businesses innovate and grow by making it easier to access early stage business support. CrowdfundingU offers a structured 6-week program… Read More

PledgeMe Co-Founder Offers Up Advice on How to Find a New Board Member

Continuing the search for the next PledgeMe board member, co-founder of the crowdfunding platform, Anna Guenther, unveiled some pretty good advice on how other businesses can attract more members to their business. PledgeMe started searching for a new board member after Anake Goodall stepped down from… Read More

PledgeMe Forms New Partnership With Ākina to Grow Social Enterprise

On Thursday, New Zealand-based crowdfunding platform PledgeMe announced it has formed a new partnership with charity organization, Ākina Foundation, to reportedly help Kiwi social enterprises tap into their networks and expertise for funding. PledgeMe CEO Anna Guenther stated the partnership would be powerful for New Zealand’s social… Read More

Brief: PledgeMe Has Received 71 Applications For Board Member Position & 52% Were From Women

Last month, New Zealand-based crowdfunding platform PledgeMe announced it was looking for a new board member following the departure of Anake Goodall. The equity portal’s Anna Guenther shared: “With Anake leaving our board of directors, we’re on the lookout for someone to jump on the… Read More

PledgeMe Announces “CrowdfundingU” Program & Fee Changes

Earlier this week, PledgeMe co-founder Anna Guenther announced a new program for the platform called “CrowdfundingU.” Guenther took to the crowdfunding portal’s blog and wrote: “Team PledgeMe has learned a lot over the last year. And now with 12 equity campaigns funded (out of 19… Read More

PledgeMe Seeks New Board Member Following Anake Goodall Departure

Following the departure of board member Anake Goodall, managing director and CEO of PledgeMe, Anna Guenther, announced the crowdfunding platform is currently to fill the recently opened position. Last week, PledgeMe revealed that after two years of hard work, sage advice and even cupcake decorating,… Read More

PledgeMe to Offer P2P Lending Alongside Equity Crowdfunding in New Zealand

Kiwi crowdfunding platform PledgeMe is moving into debt. Inspired by some of the largest internet finance platforms in the world, PledgeMe has applied for a license from the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to offer peer to peer lending. “P2P, or debt crowdfunding as it’s also… Read More

Beverage Distributor Crafters & Co Seeks $1M on PledgeMe For Business Expansion

Wellington-based craft beverage distributor and bottle store, Crafters & Co. is looking to raise up to $1 million to expand its business with an equity crowdfunding campaign launched on PledgeMe today. Crafters & Co’s CEO Hadleigh Petherick stated the soon-to-be expansion will help take suppliers to… Read More

New Zealand Startup Eat My Lunch Hits PledgeMe Crowdfunding Goal

Startup Eat My Lunch has officially smashed the goal of $120,000 during its crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe to support the work it is doing to alleviate child poverty in New Zealand. Eat My Lunch operates a ‘buy one give one’ model for lunches, which has allowed them… Read More

Eat My Lunch Seeks to Raise $180,000 on PledgeMe to Help Eliminate Child Poverty in New Zealand

Startup Eat My Lunch today launched a project crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe to support the work it is doing to alleviate child poverty in New Zealand. Eat My Lunch operates a ‘buy one give one’ model for lunches, which has allowed them to provide more… Read More

Felt Launches PledgeMe Initiative to Raise $250,000 For Online Marketplace Growth

The Christchurch-based online marketplace for cottage industries, Felt.co.nz, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign through New Zealand platform PledgeMe on Wednesday. Felt founder Lucy Arnold stated: “Felt is super excited to be taking the site to the next level with the help of our crowd. Rather than follow… Read More

PledgeMe Captures $366,000 During Second Campaign to “Grow Crowdfunding”

New Zealand’s equity crowdfunding platform, PledgeMe,  finished its second equity crowdfunding campaign raising a total of $366,840 on Friday evening. 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,… Read More

PledgeMe’s Second Equity Round Quickly Hits $250,000 Goal

New Zealand’s equity crowdfunding platform, PledgeMe, has met the minimum goal for its second funding round, securing the company at least $250,000 of investment last night. PledgeMe CEO, Anna Guenther, stated: “We are extremely happy to be able to grow crowdfunding in New Zealand with the… Read More

New Zealand’s Equity Crowdfunding Platform PledgeMe Seeks $250,000 During Second Funding Round

On Friday, New Zealand’s equity crowdfunding platform PledgeMe announced the launch of its second round of funding. It is currently seeking to raise a minimum of $250,000 so that it can continue its expansion. CEO Anna Guenther stated the crowdfunding platform has seen massive growth since its… Read More

Brief: Powerhouse Wind Captures Half a Million Dollars on PledgeMe

Dunedin-based Powerhouse Wind closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe yesterday reaching $140,000 over its goal. The tech startup raised a total of $542,051, selling 19.4% of the company to 120 investors. Bill Currie, Powerhouse Wind’s director, revealed that he was happy with the successful raise: “We are delighted to… Read More

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