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Wellington to support startups tackling climate change
The Zero Carbon Challenge is a programme bringing together business, social enterprise, and local government to promote the low carbon economy.
Tā Koha: The new crowdfunding programme for Māori businesses
Tā Koha will support Māori business and social ventures that wish to use ‘crowd power’ or whanau supporters to fund the kaupapa they care about most.
PledgeMe raises $500,000 in just four days - so what are its plans?
“If our goal is to make equity crowdfunding equitable, we need to focus on companies and their founders, and also the wider investor community."
PledgeMe announces new crowdlending-inspired platform in the works
"We believe our crowdlending platform could be used to democratise capital, if we tweaked it."
Urban farm raising capital with ‘Broccoli bonds’ on PledgeMe for social good
The innovative offer provides a financial return to their crowd, but can in part be repaid with produce.
Ethique raises half a million dollars in less than a day
Ethique was published for only 90 minutes to the public before it hit the maximum goal.
Social enterprise Ethique launches second equity crowdfunding campaign
Ethique is expecting to raise a minimum of $350,000, and up to $500,000.
Medical record software startup raises over $500,000 through PledgeMe
Noted hit their maximum goal of its private equity crowdfunding campaign $500,000 in less than two weeks after launching its campaign.
PledgeMe to explore Australian market as equity crowdfunding legislation changes
PledgeMe has received a spot in the HotDesQ programme run by the Queensland government and will be setting up in Brisbane.
Six finalists announced for Wellington Low Carbon Challenge
Entrants with an ability to make some real impact on waste, transport, or energy were the ones who stood out.
Kiwi startup launches crowdfunding campaign to fund next stage of growth
Auckland-based social enterprise The Module Project have made major inroads with their long-lasting and upgradeable mobile wireless speaker, Decibel.
Kiwi company crowdfunding to expand “airbnb of cars”
MyCarYourRental is hoping to raise up to $800,000 to market and grow their car-sharing community.
Kiwi payroll company turns to crowdfunding ahead of IRD changes
“I truly believe their model is the future of business," says one Kiwi.
Desperately seeking funding: Youth life skills programme turns to crowdfunding
“Generous support on our crowdfunding page would help us to take our much needed programme to lots more young people."
Thought-Wired is crowdfunding the way to innovative thought-sensing tech
Some of the most innovative ideas come from crowdfunded platforms & Thought-Wired's mission to commercialise their thought-sensing software is strong.
PledgeMe targets social enterprise with Ākina partnership
“Social enterprises in New Zealand are often on the lookout for funding to grow and expand the impact they’re having, and struggling to find it."
Kiwi company launches crowdfunding campaign to help post-cyclone Fiji
“We want to help the affected Fijian families rebuild in a way that helps them reduce the effects of climate change."
PledgeMe dips toes into P2P pond
Crowdfunding platform PledgeMe has applied for a license to offer peer-to-peer lending.
Eat My Lunch smashes crowdfunding goal
“Eat My Lunch has shown how crowdfunding allows social enterprises doing great work to really make a difference in the world."
Kiwi food delivery platform launches PledgeMe campaign
“Investment from our crowd will allow us to grow our team and infrastructure so that we can help to open eight new hubs over the next 18 months."
Eat My Lunch looking for $200,000 with crowdfunding campaign
“Eat My Lunch’s massive growth has shown they have an awesome crowd of people behind them supporting the important work they are doing.”
PledgeMe's second equity round going strong
PledgeMe’s second equity round has met its minimum goal, meaning the company has raised at least $250,000 of investment.
PledgeMe seeks $250,000 investment
“This investment round means we’ll be able to keep on delivering project and equity campaigns and push for further growth.”
Crowdfunding a success as Pledgeme sees $5 million pledged
“These successes show that equity crowdfunding is mixing up who can access funding and is bringing more diversity to business.”