Brisbane-based investment software company Finley Capital Partners has launched Microwd, Australia’s first equity crowdfunding platform for women-led companies. Formerly known as PledgeMe (which has been raising funds for companies since 2019) Microwd is now wholly focused on showcasing inspiring early-stage growth companies led by women seeking to raise growth capital. Microwd will be shining the spotlight on women-led early-stage growth companies and will be led by Megan Owen, who is the firm’s head of equity crowdfunding. Around the world, a significant shift within the global investment ecosystem is taking place right now to promote, support and showcase women-led companies. We’re seeing the formation of venture funds, government grants, and investment vehicles […]
The market cap of all crowdfunded companies in Australia topped $1 billion in 2021, according to the leading crowdfunding platform Birchal.
Zero Co has broken the record for the largest crowdfund in Australian history as it has raised $5 million on Birchal in recorded time.
More Australian businesses are raising more money through equity crowdfunding, with investments in the last quarter up a massive 620%.
Unhedged’s Expression of Interest opened as a private offer to EOIs on 16 June and reached $1 million in six hours on the Birchal crowdfunding platform.