Posted by Barry G
Don’t just observe. Do.

Emerging out of a social impact get-together one evening last week, a question that keeps popping into my head parked itself in the middle of my mind. “Will these good conversations be turned into good action?” Surrounded by great people from near […]

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Ethical Lending

Our friend, Raf Manji, Christchurch City Councillor and progressive banker, shares his thoughts on how the financial system is broken and how crowdlending can help to create a more supportive and sustainable marketplace between borrowers and lenders.   One of […]

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Smoothing Out the Peaks and Troughs

“Booms and busts are amplified when a select few control the allocation of money.” — William Stewart, just a second ago. Here’s my question — does crowdfunding have the ability to help smooth out the peaks and troughs of an […]

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Reinventing debt with crowdfunding

Just before Christmas we took a big step toward launching a new way for Kiwis to fund the things they care about. Applying for a peer-to-peer lending licence was the first public step we’ve taken toward offering a new product: […]

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The Discrete Beauty of Coworking Spaces

The Discrete Beauty of Coworking Spaces Christmas is a time for reflection: catching glimpses of my expanding middle in the mirror throughout the day as the turkey, spuds and chocolate are devoured! Over the year gone by there have been […]

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Bubbling with innovation

Today crowdfunding platforms are awash with ingenuity. Look no further than our own humble bubble to find bitchin’ mobile stitching workshops, the future of food and a refreshing way of delivering the news. But, it’s not only the bright sparks […]

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Breaking Ground

[A couple of months ago a bright-eyed Irish lad approached us. He had experience in financial markets and a thirst for a challenge. Barry is now PledgeMe’s Rad Debtor, looking at crowdlending and debt crowdfunding for us.] Nine months ago, I […]

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