Tagged: women

Northwestern Mutual’s $20 Million Allocation to Female-Founded Startups “Only the Beginning”

VC firm Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures (NMFV) is allocating $20 million USD to fund female-founded start-ups. According to the company, since its launch in 2017, Northwestern Mutual has invested in 18 startups and deployed $50 million in capital. As well: “In May this year, it… Read More

Lendio Contributes More Than 10,000 Kiva Loans to Fuel Women-Owned Businesses Worldwide

U.S.-based online lending platform Lendio announced on Wednesday it has provided more than 10,000 Kiva micro-loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world through Lendio Gives. Lendio reported that its Lendio Gives is an employee donation and employer matching program focused on facilitating global entrepreneurship. To… Read More

Update: Killing Kitten Ends Seedrs Round With Nearly £500,000 in Funding Secured

Killing Kittens, a UK-based female empowerment band that is leading a global movement through its events and social platform, closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with a total of £490,408 in funding secured. The campaign was launched earlier this summer and quickly raised its… Read More

Overfunding: Killing Kitten Surpasses £300,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Round

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, Killing Kittens, a UK-based female empowerment band that is leading a global movement through its events and social platform, has successfully surpassed its initial £300,000 funding target. The company’s funding round, which has attracted more… Read More

Female Empowerment Brand Killing Kittens Now Seeking £300,000 on Seedrs

Killing Kittens, a UK-based female empowerment band that is leading a global movement through its events and social platform, is now seeking 300,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The organization is now offering 2.91% in equity with a £10,011,998 in a pre-money valuation…. Read More

How Fintech Should Help to Close the Gender Gap in Business Lending

The number of women-owned businesses has been steadily increasing globally. Despite this, accessing finance to start or grow their business remains a struggle for many women. A study by the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Kansas City found that women are less likely… Read More

Collett’s Corner: Community-Minded Real Estate Crowdfunding on NZ’s PledgeMe

Lyttelton, New Zealand based company, Collett’s Corner, has secured its NZ$300,000 minimum goal during its PledgeMe equity crowdfunding campaign.  At this writing, over NZ$355,700 has been raised by more than 190 investors for the community-minded property development. The campaign aims to raise NZ$2 million for 80%… Read More

Innovate Finance Publishes Women in FinTech Powerlist 2018: Leading the Way

Innovate Finance, the independent industry body for UK Fintech, published its Women FinTech Powerlist. Launched in 2015, the Women in FinTech Powerlist has increasingly attracted a global audience, resulting in an unprecedented volume of applications and nominations this year from around the world. The 2018 iteration… Read More

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

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