This May, Startup Grind globally celebrates the courage and achievements of female founders. Our chapters around the world unite their efforts to promote female entrepreneurship!
The Mumbai Chapter is proud to be hosting 1 of the finest founders from the startup ecosystem, Priyanka from Wishberry Online Services Pvt. Ltd.
Wishberry launched in 2012, is India's most successful crowdfunding platform for independent creative artists. They are a rewards-based crowdfunding website, which creative artists use to raise funds for their projects from their fans and followers. Wishberry takes up projects from nine different genres – art, comics, dance, product design, film, music, photography, publishing and theatre. Since inception, they have supported 375 projects, raised 11.3 crores for it's campaigns with a 70% success rate. In January 2015, Wishberry had raised $650,000 (Rs 4 crore) as part of the seed round. In January of 2017, Wishberry raised an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A funding.
Priyanka Agarwal - (Co-Founder & CEO)
Priyanka manages a little bit of many things: product, finance and operations. A perennially confused over-achiever, Priyanka graduated Wharton with 2 degrees (business & engineering), started her first company in college, worked at KPMG, Goldman Sachs & McKinsey, all before co-founding Wishberry with Anshulika. Priyanka believes crowdfunding is the answer to everything, be it buying an iPhone 6 for herself or a Nap pod for the office or even raising seed financing for Wishberry. "Screw it, let's do it!" she says for any and every crazy idea, inspired by the even crazier Richard Branson. Well after all, crazy is her middle name.