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PledgeMe is a Wellington, New Zealand-based crowdfunding platform which offers project and equity crowdfunding.[1][2]

The company was founded as a rewards-based platform by Anna Guenther in 2011[3][4] and later became one of the first platforms to receive its equity crowdfunding license from the Financial Markets Authority in 2014.[5] As of August 2015 over NZ$7.5 million has been raised on the platform from over 900 successful campaigns.[6]


  1. ^ Lee-Woolf, Yoke Har (21 November 2014). "Crowdfunding platform PledgeMe off to a flying start as it raises $100,000 for itself in less than 24 hours, Vend's founder Rowsell puts his dollar in". Idealog. Idealog. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. ^ Metherell, Suze. "Vend boss Rowsell helps PledgeMe meet $100,000 crowd funding target". National Business Review. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  3. ^ Maguire, Anna (30 April 2014). Crowdfund it!. Edita. ISBN 9780992482565. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  4. ^ Dennett, Kelly (21 June 2015). "There's something about PledgeMe founder Anna Guenther". Fairfax Media. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  5. ^ Metherell, Suze (31 July 2014). "PledgeMe, Snowball Effect gain equity crowd-funding licences". Scoop Media. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  6. ^ "About PledgeMe". PledgeMe. Retrieved 19 August 2015.

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