Tagged: women

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

Ladies Razor Subscription Service Friction Free Shaving Looks to Raise Funds Through Seedrs

Friction Free Shaving, a UK-based delivery service, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £110,005 as it continuous its expansion. It is offering 14.21% in equity during this funding round. The company offers a monthly subscription service that is  designed exclusively for women. Friction… Read More

Biz2Credit Study Confirms: Annual Revenues, Profits, & Credit Scores of Women-Owned Businesses Improved in 2015

Biz2Credit announced on Thursday that it has release a new study that revealed the average annual revenues and loan approval percentages of women-owned companies increased significantly last year. The online  credit marketplace analyzed more than 35,000 applications from business owners on its platform during 2015…. Read More

Kickstarter Alum Knix Wear Reveals the Reasons Behind Evolution Bra’s Delay

Just a few months after scoring over $1 million and becoming most funded female-oriented campaign on Kickstarter, Knix Wears has neared the finish line of delivering all of its Evolution Bras to backers. Knix Wear’s Evolution Bra is described as the “most” comfortable, versatile, and technologically advanced undergarment…. Read More

Woman-Owned Businesses Growing But Still Not Equal

A common theme in business and finance circles is that women are underrepresented, less capitalized, and face an uphill battle when it comes to building and financing their small businesses.  While the statistics may bear this out to some degree, the women-owned business horizon is… Read More

500 Startups Chooses New Global Batch for Demo Day, Targets Fintech, Digital Health, Vicetech and More

Partner Susan Su announced 500 Startups Batch 16 on the fund’s blog, celebrating the largest accelerator cohort in 500 Startups history with 53 companies in total. Batch 16 presents five major industry themes, including FinTech, Digital Health, ViceTech, HR/workforce development and SportsTech.  To date, 500 Startups has invested in well over 500 companies, over 1500… Read More

Who Says There Aren’t Enough Women in STEM? 

These Innovative Entrepreneurs Beg to Differ Two weeks ago, I held a mentoring session for five brilliant startup teams led by female founders. The teams were busy preparing their pitches for the third CrowdfundHerLive event organized by Woomentum, an ecosystem and crowdfunding platform for women-led… Read More

Crowdnetic Founder & CEO Luan Cox: New Partnerships, Women in Fintech & Market Data Transparency

  “Our prediction is that the marketplace lending industry will undergo continued and increasing growth, opening up new investment opportunities and new avenues of capital formation for start-ups and small businesses.” It’s not too late to participate in the 2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey;… Read More

Revlon’s LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge Secures $2.75M for Women’s Health

On Wednesday, beauty empire, Revlon, announced the winner of its LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge, the company’s new crowdfunding philanthropic platform. Beginning in September, organizations dedicated to women’s cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, competed to raise the most funds to win a million dollar… 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

Women in Tech Boom (Infographic)

Women changing finance is a group that is growing rapidly but, according to information provided by Coupofly, women in tech is booming. Culling data from the top 8 tech companies, it appears that women entering tech is growing 238% faster than men and this shift… Read More

Philadelphia Startup “Roar For Good” Hits Indiegogo to Raise Funds For Women’s Smart Safety Jewelery

  Ready to create a safer world for women everywhere, Philadelphia tech startup Roar for Good has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for its new smart safety jewelry known as “Athena.” Athena is described as a simple device with a big mission… Read More