Tagged: women

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

PwC & Crowdfunding Center: Women Outperform Men in Crowdfunding Campaign Goals

PwC and the Crowdfunding Center have published a joint report based on two years of data on seed (rewards) based crowdfunding from 9 different platforms. According to the report, campaigns led by women reach their target more often than crowdfunding campaigns led by men. The… Read More

Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017: Submissions are Open Now

Innovate Finance is back once again with their update to the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017. Last year’s report was widely distributed and I would expect this year’s report to be even better. The list is now open for submissions and you may nominate any… Read More

COUNTDOWN:  2 Weeks from Now Crowdfunding Will Change the World of Men & Women Forever

As impact goes it doesn’t get much bigger. Crowdfunding has been much misunderstood and, let’s be honest, has underperformed our best expectations. It was supposed to “democratise finance” – and much more. Much focus has been on equity, regulation and the JOBS Act. The friction… Read More

New Rewards Platform Launches to Support Women

  Women You Should Fund is a female founder crowdfunding platform with the goal of supporting women entrepreneurs. The rewards-based platform has been founded by Jen Jones and Cynthia Hornig – both seriel entrepreneurs.Women You Should Fund expects to deliver a valuable advantage in the… Read More

Did You Know That More Than 100,000 Women are Investors on Crowdcube?

There has been much discussion about the potential of investment crowdfunding to empower women and minorities. Occasionally we receive data or research that shares encouraging information that underserved communities are benefiting by newfound sources of capital. Recently, I saw a datapoint on Crowdcube, the largest… Read More

Regulation Crowdfunding: One year In Force 

    The new crowdfunding rules – Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) – are celebrating 1 year anniversary of being in force on May 16th. The new rules open new opportunities for both sides. Business owners have an alternative to funding their companies from a bigger… Read More

Pearachute Founder Desiree Vargas Wrigley Shares Insight into Successful Crowdfunding Offer on Republic

  Desiree Vargas Wrigley is the founder of two companies, GiveForward and Pearachute. GiveForward is the well-known donations based crowdfunding platform that was recently acquired by YouCaring. The combined platforms have helped to raise over $800 million for medical expenses and other charitable causes. Vargas Wrigley… Read More

Now on Indiegogo/MicroVentures: Print & Digital Media Platform For Female-Driven Content Darling Seeks Funds Through Equity Round

Darling Media, a print and digital media platform directed towards female-driven content, is currently seeking funds through Indiegogo/MicroVentures’ equity crowdfunding platform.  According to the Darling team, the content website is dedicated to exploring the complexities of “the art of being a woman.” The publication notably embraces… Read More

Women & Minorities in Regulation Crowdfunding: High Success Rate Despite Low Representation & Lower Funding Levels

  Regulation Crowdfunding finished its fourth Calendar Quarter this past March and the data shows that women and minorities have a higher percent chance at hitting their minimum funding target but represent fewer campaigns and receive less capital. While the overall market is beginning to… Read More

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