Tagged: women

Woomentum Coming to Vietnam

The Singapore based platform, Woomentum, has announced its plan to expand into the emerging market in Vietnam. Woomentum, founded by Mouna Aouri, is a crowdfunding site that focuses on female entrepreneurs, providing them with support during the most difficult stage of the start-up processes. Their website states:… Read More

Startup Bro Culture Really Sucks and it Needs to Change

I’m the founder of a Fintech startup based in Pittsburgh. I’ve built an online platform that connects developers of impactful, neighborhood-building real estate projects with investors — both accredited and otherwise. I spend tons of time, energy, and resources making sure this platform is secure, reliable, and… Read More

Kabbage Co-Founder & Head Fintecher Kathryn Petralia: Power Lending, Predictions & Progress

  “Fintech, online lending, AI and privacy are complicated issues, so we’ve created innovative solutions and approaches that D.C. embraces once they understand them. Our message to Washington is: call us! We have someone to translate tech speak and “bureaucratese” for all of Washington’s questions.”… Read More

FinTech Australia Adds Female Fintech Leader of the Year Award to Upcoming Finnies

There is growing global appreciation of women in Fintech, and FinTech Australia is recognizing this phenomenon with a new award for female Fintech leaders. FinTech Australia has announced the Female FinTech Leader of the Year award as part of its inaugural Finnies awards being held… Read More

Half of UK’s Financial Service Staff is Now Under the Women in Finance Charter

An additional 33 companies have registered for the UK’s Women in Finance Charter, the ground-breaking piece of legislature aimed to conquer gender inequality. This announcement arrives on the very first anniversary of the charter, which now includes 122 firms, over half a million people in… Read More

Australian Accelerator H2 Takes in Seven New Fintech Startups

Sydney Australia-based Fintech accelerator H2 has recently accepted its new round of startups, including the sports trading game FanTrade and personal chef delivery app DishMe. These companies differ from H2’s typically financial focus. This new company approach can be explained by a January blog post by Toby… Read More

RealtyMogul.com CEO Jilliene Helman Comments on Winning LendIt’s Fintech Woman of the Year

Honored for her “outstanding leadership, integrity, performance, and team-building support within RealtyMogul, as well as her contributions to the advancement of the industry”, RealtyMogul.com CEO Jilliene Helman was named Fintech Woman of the Year at the first annual LendIt Industry Awards. The awards, which showcased leaders… Read More

UChicago Polsky Center Director E.J. Reedy: Still Time to Complete 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey

“Having trusted, independent research is critical to cutting through some of the noise from a fast-changing space like alternative finance…We cut across to give a big picture view which isn’t typically available in other research.” It’s official, alternative finance platforms have been granted an extension… Read More

Innovate Finance Releases Survey Highlighting the Experience of Women Working in Fintech

In celebration of International Women’s Day, UK global fintech membership association Innovate Finance has released survey results that highlights the experiences of women working in financial technology. Innovate Finance revealed according to the results, which were reportedly compiled with anonymous feedback given by female members of… Read More

Biz2Credit Study Reveals: Annual Revenues & Profits of Women-Owned Businesses Leaped in 2016

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday that its latest study revealed that the average annual revenues of women-owned businesses increased 47 percent and average annual earnings jumped 61 percent last year among companies that applied for funding through its online credit marketplace. The company reported the average… Read More

Crowdfunder Forms Partnership With Pinkubator to Provide Support for Women-led Entrepreneurial Businesses

Crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with virtual startup Pinkubator to provide support for women-led/focused entrepreneur businesses. The duo revealed that the partnership aims to streamline start-to-finish business processes for entrepreneurs. From accessing Pinkubator’s membership services, which includes national mentorship… Read More

Gaza Sky Geeks Crowdfunds to Launch Coding Academy

Gaza Sky Geeks is running another crowdfunding campaign called “Power Up Gaza’s Geeks”.  There is just over a week left in the campaign, and the group is currently at $277,869 — or 292 percent of its original goal. Initially, Gaza Sky Geeks had a goal… Read More

IFundWomen Opens Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Female Entrepreneurs (Video)

On Wednesday, IFundWomen officially launched its crowdfunding platform. The new portal is dedicated to women-led businesses and creative ideas that are created by women. The funding website’s mission is to help drive funding towards female entrepreneur and close the gender funding gap in venture capital…. Read More

Only 3% of Venture-Funded Businesses Have Female CEOs? Alexandra Lebenthal & Stacey Bendet Launch BankRoll Women to Close Funding Gap

“It’s time to start evening the playing field for women in business,” Lebenthal commented. Alexandra Lebenthal, who Fortune named “The New Queen of Wall Street,” has joined forces with alice + olivia CEO and Creative Director Stacey Bendet to create BankRoll Women, a company that will help women entrepreneurs at… Read More

CrowdRise Ambassador Seeks $30,000 in 24 Hours to Give 30 Women in Ethiopia Access to Jobs

Social entrepreneur and CrowdRise ambassador, Mallory Brown, has launched a 24-Hour Impact Project through the crowdfunding platform to raise $30,000 as a way to help 30 women in Ethiopia to gain employment.   According to CrowdRise, Mallory is collaborating with local charities Begin with One and Children’s Hope… 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

Kickstarter & Indiegogo Success Knix Wear Evolution Bra Now Available Commercially

Knix Wear, an active intimates company, announced on Tuesday that the crowdfunding success, 8-in-1 Evolution Bra, is now commercially available for purchase through its website. Designed to combat some of the most common complaints women have about bras, the 8-1 Evolution Bra “evolves” with the active woman throughout… Read More

Timbuktu Labs Finds Eager Kickstarter Crowd for Global & Unconventional “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls”

Rebel Girls, try, fail, try again!  In a new Kickstarter project for the children’s book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, 100 Stories about courageous, unconventional women who changed and are changing the world in “every field imaginable”– many of whom were also mothers (US reader… Read More

Friction Free Shaving Crew on Seedrs Success: We Cannot Thank Everyone Who Helps Us Enough

Following the closing of its successful Seedrs initiative, the crew at UK-based Friction Free Shaving discussed the crowdfunding experience with Business Quarters. The company, which was founded by Des McManus and Aidan Burley, offers a monthly subscription service that is  designed exclusively for women. Friction… Read More