Startup Grind hosts Anna Guenther, Co-founder and CEO of PledgeMe, NZ's 1st crowdfunding platform

Biz Dojo - 3 Market Ln, Wellington, 6011 Wellington, 6011
Wellington
Thu, Aug 30, 2018, 5:30 PM (NZST)

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About this event

Anna Guenther is the co-founder and Chief Bubble Blower of PledgeMe, New Zealand's first crowdfunding platform. Since launching 6 years ago, over 1,200 creative, community and entrepreneurial campaigns have raised over $27 million through PledgeMe. 

Currently, the platform offers equity, lending, and project-based crowdfunding. One of their most recent claims to fame was a Dunedin based chocolate company raising over $2million in 32 hours when Cadbury decided to move their production offshore. 

Anna has also worked for the New Zealand Government, MIT and Harvard, and completed her Masters in Entrepreneurship with a focus on crowdfunding. She moved to Australia when changes in the legislation came into effect allowing equity crowdfunding. PledgeMe is now licenced to provide equity crowdfunding in New Zealand and Australia and will stay firmly focussed on social enterprise and democratising capital.

We'll be chatting to Anna about her journey, how PledgeMe was created, and get her views on the NZ Startup Ecosystem and her passion for promoting and supporting women in tech.

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5:30 pm Networking + drinks and nibbles

6:00 pm Fireside chat

7:00 pm More networking

Speaker

Anna Guenther

Anna Guenther

Co-Founder - PledeMe

Anna Guenther is the co-founder & Chief Bubble Blower of PledgeMe, NZs first crowdfunding platform offering equity, lending, & project-based crowdfunding. Since launching over 1,200 creative, community & entrepreneurial campaigns have raised over $27mil through PledgeMe. Anna also worked for the NZ Government, MIT & Harvard, & completed her Masters in Entrepreneurship with a focus on crowdfunding.

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When

Thursday, Aug 30
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (NZST)

Where

Biz Dojo
3 Market Ln, Wellington, 6011 Wellington6011