Tagged: women

Indian Microlending Firm SATYA MicroCapital Ltd Secures Over $9 Million in Debt Funding from BlueOrchard Finance Ltd

SATYA MicroCapital Ltd, a fast-growing micro-lending firm based in India, has reportedly secured INR 72.5 Crore (appr. $9.7 million) in capital from Switzerland’s impact investor, BlueOrchard Finance Ltd. This marks the second time that BlueOrchard has provided funding to SATYA since its launch in 2017…. Read More

Sallie Krawcheck’s Ellevest Launches Money Membership Services For Women+

Ellevest, a digital investment platform created for women and founded by Wall Street veteran Sallie Krawcheck, announced on Wednesday it is launching money membership services for women+. Founded in 2014, Ellevest was built by women, for women. The company is on a mission to get… Read More

Overfunding: Female Empowerment Brand Killing Kittens Quickly Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target Through Latest Seedrs Round

Female empowerment brand Killing Kittens quickly secured its initial £250,000 funding target through its latest Seedrs campaign. As previously reported, Killing Kittens stated it has grown to become one of the worlds leading brands in the female adult industry. The organization notably employs a female-first… Read More

Female Empowerment Brand Killing Kittens Returns to Seedrs; Now Seeking £250,000 in Funding

Less than a year after securing £490,408 through its previous Seedrs campaign, female empowerment brand Killing Kittens has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise an additional £250,000 in funding. As previously reported, Killing Kittens claims it has grown to become one of the… Read More

India-based Sindhuja Microcredit, a Digital Microfinance Firm, Secures $8.7 Million in Capital

Sindhuja Microcredit, a digital and rural-focused micro finance service provider that aims to help women entrepreneurs, is planning to secure $8.7 million in capital through a Series B investment round. The investment will be reportedly be made by Norway’s Nordic Microfinance Initiative (NMI) and Carpediem… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform For Women of Black Origin “BuildHer” Launches

  BuildHer, a UK-based crowdfunding platform for women of black origin, has officially launched its service. Founded in 2018, BuildHer claims it equips disadvantaged young women in Kenya with accredited construction skills, leading to greater financial prosperity, changing male attitudes, and promoting gender equality within… Read More

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an Online Lending Platform for SMEs, Launches New Product to Help Women Entrepreneurs

India-based Fintech industry participant U GRO Capital aims to assist women business owners by offering them convenient access to working capital. U GRO Capital is an online lending platform that focuses on small and medium-sized (SME) businesses. The firm has introduced an unsecured lending product,… Read More

Bill and Melinda Gates Backed Project: U Microfinance Bank and Karandaaz Pakistan to Help Women Gain Access to Modern Financial Services

U Microfinance Bank Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) – Etisalat Company, has reportedly signed a grant agreement with Karandaaz Pakistan, a company that aims to promote improved access to finance for small business owners via an investment platform, and financial… Read More

Innovate UK to Fund 10 Female Entrepreneurs with Up to £50,000

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, will be offering a “Women in Innovation Award” that will provide up to 10 women with £50,000 each to help them scale their business ventures. The Women in Innovation program was first launched in 2016 and since then the… Read More

Lendio Set to Host Inaugural Women in Business Empowerment Workshop in NYC

U.S.-based online lending platform Lendio announced on Thursday it is set to host its inaugural Women in Business Empowerment Workshop. According to Lendio, the workshop designed to address the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs and will provide insight into what it takes to set up a… Read More

Women in Fintech: Paris Fintech Forum Takes Hold of Gender Diversity Issue

Every year, the Paris Fintech Forum (PFF) makes a special effort to invite as many female Fintech founders and CEOs as possible to share the stage at its CEO-only conference. However, Laurent Nizri, the CEO of Altéir and PFF organizer, admits that he struggles to… Read More

Accenture’s UK-based Fintech Innovation Lab to Encourage Female Entrepreneurs to Establish Financial Technology Firms

It’s been eight years since Accenture’s London-based Fintech Innovation Lab was launched. The innovation lab is now welcoming a new group of 20 Fintech companies, with reportedly a 50% increase in the number of women founders when compared to last year. The Lab has been… Read More

Women Investors Represent a “Significant Market Share” for Bitcoin (BTC) as Investors: Grayscale’s Report

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group, a venture capital firm focused on providing services in crypto-asset industry, has released a new report which reveals that women represent a “significant market share” for Bitcoin (BTC) as investors. Grayscale’s latest report about female investors’… Read More

NYC FinTech Women’s Inspiring Fintech Females 2019 List

NYC FinTech Women has published its list of Inspiring Fintech Females 2019. NYC FinTech Women serves over 2,000 members through mentorship, sponsorship, and networking opportunities and publishes their annual list to recognize the achievements of women in financial technology. According to NYC FinTech Women, the… Read More

Republic Shares Winners of the SheWorx Equity Crowdfunding Challenge

Republic, a leading investment crowdfunding platform, has revealed the winners of the inaugural “SheWorx Equity Crowdfunding Challenge.” SheWorx was acquired by Republic earlier this year. SheWorx is a global platform empowering 20,000+ female entrepreneurs to launch successful companies. Republic, which is an impact-driven platform, notes… Read More

Zilliqa and Oxford Women in Computer Science Society Launch Blockchain-focused Education Workshops 

Singapore-headquartered Zilliqa, a high-throughput public blockchain network for building decentralized applications (dApps), is preparing to launch the return of Blockchain A-Z, a series of educational workshops on distributed ledger technology (DLT).  According to a press release shared with CrowdFund Insider, Zilliqa is teaming up with… Read More

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

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