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What it means to equity crowdfund in Australia

Equity crowdfunding has been happening around the globe for the past few years. Over $2.5 billion was raised in 2015 through equity crowdfunding, from the UK (arguably the grandparent of equity crowdfunding) through to PledgeMe’s home country, New Zealand, where […]

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We want to make equity crowdfunding equitable.

I have some news to share with you. Six years ago we launched PledgeMe into the world, as New Zealand’s first crowdfunding platform. Since then, over 1,200 campaigns have raised funding through PledgeMe, helping Kiwis fulfil their plans and add richness […]

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Two nights of server issues

Update: the form below was closed for new pledges from 7:45am on Thursday, 10 May. — The last two nights are not what we strive to do with PledgeMe. We aim to help kiwis fund the things they care about. […]

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About last night

Last night definitely didn’t go as planned. We expected an amazingly fast campaign with the powerful support of Hikurangi’s crowd. What happened was our website went down 10 minutes before Waiapu Investments (who are investing in Hikurangi Cannabis) even went […]

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Introducing: Rachel Hopkins to our Board

Early this year we announced the retirement of our director, Nick Lewis, and the April departure of our board member Jessica Venning Bryan with the arrival of her baby. After running a three month process to find a new director, we’re […]

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The biggest thing we realised in 2017

There’s a spate of blogs on the highs and lows of 2017. Instead of covering a whole spectrum of what we’ve learned, I’d like to share the biggest realisation I had in the PledgeMe office. Last year I had a […]

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Needed: A New Nick

One of our longstanding board members, Nick Lewis, retired in December 2017. Here’s our farewell to him, and the launch of our hunt for a new director written by PledgeMe co-founder Anna Guenther. The fantastic Nick Lewis came into my […]

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