Tagged: diversity

Women Returners and Innovate Finance Establish Cross-Company Return Program for Fintech Professionals

Women Returners and Innovate Finance have teamed up to establish a cross-company returner program, which aims to encourage professionals to try re-entering the Fintech industry after long-term or extended career breaks. UK’s digital bank Starling, Fintech Unicorn Klarna and PrimaryBid will reportedly take part in… Read More

Underrepresented Founders Like Minorities and Women Raise Less VC Funding, Crowdfunding Can Help

Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SECs) Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee held a meeting to discuss access to capital in underserved markets. The goal is to improve access to capital for underrepresented founders. The Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital… Read More

US Consumer Fintech Varo Money Aims to Enable Financial Inclusion, According to Chief Risk Officer Philippa Girling

Varo Money, Inc., the first consumer Fintech in the US to become a chartered national bank, recently explained how they’re building a better banking platform. Philippa Girling, Chief Risk Officer at Varo Money, noted that she’d been working in the banking industry for the past… Read More

British Business Bank Provides Updated Future Fund Diversity Data

The Future Fund is a COVID support program for early-stage firms. The Fund provides access to capital to younger firms that do not qualify for other COVID support schemes. In brief, it is a matching program with the UK government will invest in convertible securities… Read More

British Business Bank Publishes Diversity Data on Future Fund Convertibles

The British Business Bank has distributed some data points pertaining to the Future Fund on the 711 individual companies that have been approved to receive £720 million via convertible securities offerings. The Future Fund is a COVID support program that is seeking to support early-stage… Read More

Zilliqa and Oxford Women in Computer Science Society Launch Blockchain-focused Education Workshops 

Singapore-headquartered Zilliqa, a high-throughput public blockchain network for building decentralized applications (dApps), is preparing to launch the return of Blockchain A-Z, a series of educational workshops on distributed ledger technology (DLT).  According to a press release shared with CrowdFund Insider, Zilliqa is teaming up with… Read More

Innovate Finance Announces Launch New Diversity Program led by the Women in FinTech Initiative

Innovate Finance announced on Wednesday the launch of its new diversity program, which is led by the Women in FinTech Initiative for 2018-19. While sharing more details about the program, Charlotte Crosswell, CEO fo Innovate Finance, stated: “We firmly believe that developing a more inclusive environment is at… Read More

Crypto is Experiencing Dramatic Growth – But Where Are The Women?

Male and white – this was the start of the cryptocurrency world. Since the early days of cryptocurrencies, miners, and blockchain developers have been comprised of men – and today’s token projects are reflective of that gender disparity. There is a gender imbalance in the… Read More

Diversity Report: Crowdfunding Platform Republic Says “Good Ideas Are Universal. Opportunity Isn’t”

Republic, an investment crowdfunding platform that is mission driven, has published a new Diversity Report that recognizes the fact that “good ideas are universal – opportunity isn’t.” In the US, securities laws have been skewed to favor the wealthy (think of the current punitive definition… Read More

Malaysia Makes Progress on Corporate Diversity as Women in Leadership Positions Grow

Malaysia has not only been forward thinking when it comes to Fintech but it has also pursued a path of corporate diversity. Last April, public officials updated the Malaysia Code on Corporate Governence (MCCG) to require gender diversity policy along with targets and specific corporate… Read More

P2Binvestor CEO Krista Morgan on Marketplace Lending: What to Expect in 2018

P2Binvestor CEO Krista Morgan founded P2Binvestor in 2012 with a mission to help growing businesses succeed. Morgan is not only CEO of a fast growing Fintech, she is also the cohost of the podcast “Women Who Startup Radio”, an ardent mentor to other women entrepreneurs… Read More

Finding Profit in Underinvested People & Places: Venture Capital & Crowdfunding for Community & Economic Development

  Millions of Americans rely on domestic discretionary spending appropriated by the U.S. Federal Government, including everything from affordable housing and education to the arts. Agencies such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development provide programs and services that impact neighborhoods and communities across… Read More

Indiegogo: Here’s Why Diversity & Inclusion Matter to Us (Infographic)

Over the weekend, Indiegogo revealed the importance of diversity and inclusion on its crowdfunding platform. The company announced that over 700,000 from 223 countries and territories have used its funding portal since its launch in 2008. “We started Indiegogo because when all ideas from all kinds… Read More

SyndicateRoom Study Identifies Diversity Platform, Product, & People Trends For 2017

On Wednesday, SyndicateRoom announced a recent investor study revealed 2017 diversity trends for platforms, products, and people. The research surveyed over 1,000 retail investors and revealed 45% of UK investors use an online platform, which is a clear and strong nod towards technology. The funding portal… Read More

Three Ways Crowdfunding Empowers Women & Minority Entrepreneurs

As I wrote last week, Yemani Mason is the founder and CEO of a new real estate crowdfunding platform called VestMunity. He is an innovator offering a hub for regular folks to access investment opportunities previously out of reach, in this case, the rehabilitation and… Read More

VestMunity Makes Fix & Flip Real Estate Investing Accessible for All

Innovative approach recognized with award from Citi and Village Capital Yemani Mason identified an accessibility problem related to real estate.  Real estate investing to build wealth has not been accessible to many Americans.  They lack the networks and required capital to participate.  So he launched… Read More

‘Our Gender Diversity Is Absolutely A Factor In Our Success’: Q&A With Krista Morgan, CEO & Co-Founder Of P2Binvestor

  It was an accident that led Krista Morgan to peer-to-peer lending in 2008–a jolt caused by the high interest rate she was quoted when applying for a personal loan, during a time of notably low interest rates in the UK. After finding Zopa, one of the… Read More

Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann Discusses How to Make Tech More Inclusive (Video)

During her time at September’s Techonomy Detroit Conference at Wayne State University, Indigogo’s co-founder, Danae Ringelmann, discussed the serious diversity divide in the tech industry, which appears to be dominated by white males. According to Techonomy, after Google released the demographic data of its employees in May,… Read More

Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann Reveals the Importance of Diversity In Startups

Earlier this month, Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, shared her thoughts about importance of diversity at Y Combinator’s Startup Day. Forbes reported that Although she addressed 90% of males, Ringelmann stressed how diversity will help startups achieve ultimate success. The media outlet caught up… Read More

Indiegogo Publishes Diversity Report

Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has published an interesting diversity report that tackles not only the make up of their employees but also touches on the  crowdfunding campaigns created by women. The report entitled “Diversity Matters” is part of a growing movement that highlights the importance… Read More

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