New Zealand crowdfunding platform PledgeMe has announced it’s gearing up to launch PledgeMe.Lend, its peer-to-peer debt or crowdlending offering, in May, with the Financial Markets Authority confirming it will grant the startup a license to lend.
New Zealand equity crowdfunding startup PledgeMe has announced it has applied for a peer-to-peer lending licence that will allow it to launch to the public its new product PledgeMe.Debt, a debt crowdfunding platform that will allow organisations big and small, from companies to co-ops, to reach out to crowds to fund bigger and better campaigns.
More than six months after the Murray Financial System Inquiry recommended changes to Australia’s equity crowdfunding regulations, federal Small Business Minister Kelly O’Dwyer yesterday announced that the government is set to ease regulations and allow ‘mum and dad’ investors to invest in startups and small businesses.
One of the regional leaders in the crowdfunding – specifically equity crowdfunding – space, Wellington based PledgeMe announced this week that it has raised more than NZ$360,000 to continue its growth, helping New Zealand-based creators run both project-based and equity campaigns on the platform. This is the company’s second round of capital raised through its own platform, having raised $100,000 within 23 hours in November last year.