Opinion

ONE YEAR ON: PledgeMe boss Anna Guenther reviews 12 months of equity crowdfunding for startups in Australia

- October 14, 2019 3 MIN READ

A lot can change in 12 months. In September 2017 new laws came into effect legalising equity crowdfunding. It allowed publicly unlisted companies to harness the power of their crowd. But this wasn’t for the many. Just 1% of businesses were able to access the fundraising approach. The 99% that were registered proprietary companies were… Read more »

News & Analysis

Here’s why one of Australia’s most unique dairy farms turned to crowdfunding to scale up

- May 10, 2019 3 MIN READ

When your family’s been on the land for 60 years, it’s doesn’t sound like startup territory, but farmers now all about disruption and the need to pivot a business. Dairy farming has changed dramatically in the past two decades since the biggest disruption of all, deregulation, arrived in 2000. Since then, Queensland has lost over… Read more »

Profiles

PledgeMe is eating its own ‘dog food’, using its equity crowdfunding platform to raise capital

- July 29, 2015 3 MIN READ

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.