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Brief: PledgeMe Launches New Feature “PledgeMe.Friends”

On Tuesday, CEO of New Zealand crowdfunding platform PledgeMe, Anna Guenther, introduced a new feature called “PledgeMe.Friends,” which will offer a nice “bonus” for those who inspire companies to use its website. The funding portal first introduced the PledgeMe.Friends concept while updating users on its yearly progress earlier… Read More

New Zealand Social Enterprise Thought-Wired Seeks $200,000 on PledgeMe For Communication Software Development

Thought-Wired announced on Wednesday the launch of its PledgeMe campaign. The New Zealand social enterprise is currently seeking $200,000 through the initiative as it looks to fund the next stage of commercializing its thought sensing software. Launched in 2011, Thought-Wired’s product nous is described as a piece… Read More

ParrotDog Closes PledgeMe Initiative After Securing $2M in Two Days

Just two days after its PledgeMe launch, ParrotDog’s highly successful crowdfunding campaign secured over $2 million from over 800 investors. The company decided to close the initiative. ParrotDog, which was founded in 2011 by Matt Stevens, Matt Kristofski, and Matt Warner, is described as one of… Read More

ParrotDog Announces Upcoming PledgeMe Initiative For New Lyall Bay Brewery

On Thursday, Wellington-based brewing company ParrotDog announced its upcoming PledgeMe initiative. The company will be seeking between $1.2 million and $2 million for its new Lyall Bay brewery.  Founded in 2011 by Matt Stevens, Matt Kristofski, and Matt Warner, ParrotDog is described as one of the “leading” craft breweries… Read More

Eat My Lunch Becomes First PledgeMe.Lend Success: Surpasses $500,000 Crowdlending Goal

On Wednesday, PledgeMe announced its first transparent crowdlending campaign, run by New Zealand social enterprise, Eat My Lunch, met its minimum goal of $500,000. The initiative is running through PledgeMe’s new P2P lending platform, PledgeMe.Lend. Earlier this spring, co-founder and CEO of PledgeMe, Anna Guenther, announced PledgeMe has… Read More

Eat My Lunch Quickly Secures Over $100,000 Through First P2P Campaign on PledgeMe.Lend

Earlier this week, New Zealand social enterprise, Eat My Lunch, launched the first campaign on PledgeMe’s new peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, PledgeMe.Lend. Setting out to raise $500,000, the initiative has already raised over 20% ($100,000) of its initial goal. Earlier this spring, co-founder and CEO of PledgeMe, Anna… Read More

Eat My Lunch to Debut First P2P Campaign on PledgeMe.Lend Next Week

New Zealand social enterprise, Eat My Lunch, is set to launch the first peer-to-peer (P2P) campaign through PledgeMe’s new lending platform, PledgeMe.Lend, next Monday (June 13th). This news comes less than a month after the crowdfunding portal revealed that the organization would be the first to… Read More

Hitting the Road: PledgeMe Announces Tour de South Island Stops

This week, founder of PledgeMe, Anna Guenther, announced the platform is gearing up for its Tour de South Island. Guenther revealed why she and her team decided to launch the Tour: “As New Zealand’s first crowdfunding platform, we’ve noticed some of our most amazing campaigns don’t necessarily originate… Read More

PledgeMe Explains the Difference Between Equity & Lend Platforms

  Following the announcement of PledgeMe.Lend’s first initiative’s upcoming launch, New Zealand’s crowdfunding platform PledgeMe explained the difference between its equity and lending platforms. As previously reported, co-founder and CEO of PledgeMe, Anna Guenther, announced the crowdfunding portal has received approved by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to… Read More

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

Multiple Kiwi Crowdfunding Platforms are Sizing Up Real Estate Investing

The New Zealand investment crowdfunding market has progressed rapidly since the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) provided a regulatory structure to allow both equity and debt based platforms to operate. Today there are 8 equity operations and 4 licensed peer to peer platforms. New Zealand is… 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

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