Posted by Barry G
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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Posted by Stu
One year on for Yeastie Boys

Exactly a year ago we were ringing the bell to begin our PledgeMe crowdfunding campaign, at a launch party in Wellington’s Golding’s Free Dive. A meagre 31 minutes later we were celebrating the successful raise of $500,000 with a whole […]

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PledgeMe.Equity/Private

While most Kiwis were at the bach over the holidays, Team PledgeMe were hard at work adding new features to the platform, inventing new products, and searching for a new board member. But the newest of the shiny new things […]

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Posted by anna
Aus-merica

Early last month, I spent two days in Melbourne and one day in Sydney meeting with local companies, co-working spaces, government, funders, and startup supporters. My trip had two goals. Firstly to assess where Australia’s proposed legislation on equity crowdfunding […]

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Posted by anna
One year on

It’s one year ago today that we had our first successful equity campaign – for us. It was a scary move, going out with our own campaign and asking our crowd to join us on our journey. I joke that […]

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Posted by Jessie
Kumara Fusion

This week we’re introducing our new weekly segment: What’s Up Wednesday! Each week we’re going to chat to a current campaign creator and see how things are going for them. And who better to start us off than Kumara Fusion! […]

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Posted by anna
Funding Felt (and female founders)

Felt is a bit like Etsy but for locally made goods by Kiwi makers, designers, artists and craftspeople. Sort of like how some folk call us like Kickstarter but for New Zealand (or they did before Kickstarter was in New […]

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