Person of the Week: Anna Guenther, PledgeMe

May 02 2019

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.


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