pledgeme. helps Kiwis turn their dreams into reality through crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a new and fun way of raising money. Think up a goal you want to achieve. Turn to your crowd of friends, family, customers and fans. Ask them to pledge to your campaign. If all that support equals more than your goal, you've made it!
3 Ways to Crowdfund
We have three different ways to crowdfund through our platform.
Crowdfunding just about anything. Get your idea or project off the ground with the support of your crowd.
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Crowdfunding for companies looking for investors or investors looking for companies.
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Companies and organisations borrowing from their crowd and repaying with interest through crowdfunding.
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PledgeMe has already helped many Kiwis achieve their dreams.
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In the Media
We love the media - and they love us! Here are some links to recent articles about us and our awesome campaign creators. If you would like to write an article about us or anyone on this site, shout out! We'd love to chat to you.
PledgeMe loves enquiries from journalists, we can talk about crowdfunding until the cows come home (or at least until they get crowdfunded to build a home).
For the basics of what crowdfunding is and what PledgeMe does and how awesome we are, check out the rest of the about section (where you are now).
We’re happy to talk about a whole range of things and can provide comments on:
- Crowdfunding in general
- PledgeMe Project campaigns
- PledgeMe Equity campaigns
There are sometimes when we might not be the best people to talk to about crowdfunding, and we’re happy to refer you to the right people.
Links to images which can be used in conjunction with stories about PledgeMe below:
Our team are pretty rocking - we have people based from Auckland through to Christchurch - and we're constantly on the look out for fab new folk to join our ranks.
Meet our team below.
CEO/Chief Bubble Blower
Anna, our CEO and co-founder, sounds American but she's definitely a Kiwi. If pushed, she’ll say she’s technically from Dunedin, but will later admit she grew up in Boston. Having roamed around the world, she’s back to call Wellington home. And she completed her Masters with a focus on crowdfunding and has worked for everyone from NZTE to MIT (and all of the acronyms in between).
Tash is our chief people wrangling, yarn knitting, all-round awesome person. She helps you get your projects up and running, sorts out your cash dollars at the end, and keeps us all calm and collected.
Chief Bacon Sizzler
Chief Design Awesome-iser
Tan brings home the bacon for amazing kiwi businesses (faking bacon for our vegan friends). His background is in tech, business development and raising capability. He has an MBA, however found out too late that it didn’t mean Master of Beer Appreciation. Tan loves travelling to far-flung parts of the world, bringing back a love of scotch whisky, craft beer and food. He is also Vietnam’s tallest man (a fact) and fluent in Vietnamese.
Jessie is PledgeMe's indefatigable intern. She does a lot of the social media and blogging for us and she's currently studying law and film. We hope she will make us some legal films at some point.
Chief People Wrangler
Jessica Venning Bryan
Chair of the Board
Jessica has spent 15 years advising organisations like Lion, the Electoral Commission, Seafood NZ, Saatchi & Saatchi Global, and the Sustainable Business Council on how to engage customers with projects and brands. From beer to electricity, voting systems to employment, she's delivered projects in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and the UK.
Nick is an experienced entrepreneur, with a history of work in the investment banking space (from JP Morgan through to co-founding Woodward Investments in New Zealand). He is the Chair of our Board, and has support us pretty much since the beginning.
Breccan manages all things tech for us, with the help of the awesome Rabid team. He's also passionate about what the next level of crowdfunding could be, and has a beautifully analytical brain.