Tagged: women

Gender Bias Contributes to Blocking Female Founders Out of Investment & Venture Capital. We Need to Fix This.

The world of business equity raising is still dominated by men. Melinda Gates wrote in ReCode back in 2017:  “We like to think that venture capital is driven by the power of good ideas. But by the numbers, it’s men who have the keys.”  Gates argued that… Read More

Kansas Welcomes TrueAccord: COO Sheila Monroe Discusses Automated Debt Recovery Sector Growth

TrueAccord, an automated debt recovery platform, has partnered with Lenexa, Kansas for its new shared services operation, committed to investing $1.34 million with a plan to expand to over 150 professionals over the next three years across sales, operations and technology functions. “We chose the… Read More

Innovate Finance Releases UK Fintech Report: Very Big Deals

According to Innovate Finance‘s new report 2018 FinTech VC Investment Landscape, investment in UK Fintech rose by 18% to $3.3 billion in 2018. Some additional highlights from the report include: Growth private equity investment rose 57% to $1.6 billion, while venture capital dipped to $1.7 billion… Read More

Visa Launches New Global Initiative to Support Women-Owned Small Businesses

Visa announced on Tuesday the launch of its new global initiative, She’s Next, Empowered by Visa, to champion women-owned small businesses everywhere. Through the initiative, women small business owners are able to build, sustain, and advance their businesses. According to Visa, She’s Next, will be supported… Read More

Brief: Catching up with Billion Dollar Fund Co-Founder Sarah Chen & MENA Update

The Billion Dollar Fund for Women (TBDF), founded by Shelly Porges, Sarah Chen, Anousheh Ansari, Nadereh Chamlou and Anu Jain, aims to mobilize and connect venture funds with institutional and other investors to create larger pools of capital for investments into women-founded companies. The global venture consortium’s funds… Read More

Exclusive! Mr & Mrs Smith Founder Tamara Lohan Discusses the Record-Breaking Crowdcube Raise, Global Travel Industry Growth & Women in Tech

Since Mr & Mrs Smith, a global luxury travel business, launched its equity crowdfunding campaign through Crowdcube in September, the business has been the first offering to top €5 million. At this writing, Mr & Mrs Smith has secured over £5,817,124 — overfunding by 581%–… Read More

Robo.cash Founder Sergey Sedov Comments on New Research on Women Investors

According to recent research completed by European P2P platform Robo.cash on its investors, even though women are less likely to invest and usually tend to consider investing in their 30s or 40s, their average investments are 40% more than men. “In general, we make no difference… 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

Self-Crowdfunding Now, FrontFundr Seeks a Gender-Balanced Shareholder Base

Canada’s leading investment crowdfunding platform, FrontFundr, is seeking female investors to help them grow. Frontfundr is in the midst of a self-crowdfunding campaign seeking a minimum raise of $750,000 (and a max of $1.5 million). Frontfundr is offering common stock in the company at a… Read More

BrewDog Launches New “Pink” IPA To Combat Sexist Marketing & Gender Pay Inequality

Earlier this week independent brewer BrewDog announced the launch of its new Pink IPA in order to take on the global scourge of gender pay inequality and combating sexist marketing. According to BrewDog, the new be is satirically dubbed Beer for Girls, Pink IPA is… Read More

There are 53 Women-Owned Ventures Raising Capital Now on Two-Dozen Funding Sites

Investibule is a platform that highlights women founders seeking growth capital. Currently, there are 53 women owned ventures raising capital across two dozen online funding sites that are being featured on Investibule. Founded by Amy Cortese, a well known crowdfunding advocate, author, and creator of… Read More

FundedByMe: More Women are Investing via Crowdfunding

Investment crowdfunding platform FundedByMe says that more women are investing through crowdfunding than ever before. The Sweden based operation says that in 2017 women accounted for 27% of aggregate capital invested in early stage companies on the FundedByMe platform. When comparing January and February of… Read More

iFundWomen Teams Up With StartUp PHL to Launch in the City of Philadelphia

iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women-led startups and small businesses, with a pay-it-forward model, crowdfunding coaching, and video production services, has reportedly teamed up with StartUp PHL to launch in the city of Philadelphia. The funding portal, which was launched in 2016, is on a mission… 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

In Solidarity: Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund Quickly Nears $16.5M GoFundMe Goal

“The sexual discrimination, harassment, and assault that has been reported and come to light over the last two months have been equal parts terrifying and illuminating. We stand with all those who have endured sexual harassment: those who have come forward and those who have decided… Read More

2017 Success: Crowdcube Spain Raised €7 Million for 21 Spanish Companies (Infographic)

Crowdcube Spain posted its 2017 recap today, celebrating 7,062,000 euros raised for 21 Spanish companies, nearly doubling the 3.6 million euros raised on the platform in 2016. During 2017, Crowdcube Spain also successfully closed several international rounds which  enabled global  investors to invest in Spanish companies. “The new… Read More

Producing Change: Seed&Spark CEO Emily Best Discusses #MeToo, the Film Industry & Crowdfunding

“We are asking everyone in our community to take responsibility for their part. We ask all of our filmmakers to make a public facing statement about how their project is increasing inclusion in entertainment. We make it very clear to our audiences that what we… Read More

IFundWomen Set to Expand into Maryland

iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women with a pay-it-forward model, is set to expand its services to Maryland. Launched in November 2016, the funding portal stated it was on a mission to help drive funding towards female entrepreneurs and close the gender funding gap in… Read More

Women Entrepreneurs, Crowdfunding, and Access to Capital

Last month PwC and the Crowdfunding Center partnered on a report regarding women and crowdfunding. Referencing data collected by the Crowdfunding Center that analyzed 450,000 rewards based crowdfunding campaigns, the document entitled “Women Unbound: Crowdfunding – Unleashing Female Entrepreneurial Potential,” showed that women-led campaigns reached their… Read More

Update: Media Platform For Female-Driven Content Darling Nears Equity Crowdfunding Deadline

Darling Media, a print and digital media platform directed towards female-driven content, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo/MicroVentures this upcoming Monday. The initiative was launched in May and quickly secured its minimum funding target. As previously reported, the content website is dedicated… Read More

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