Tagged: women

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

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