Co-founder & Chief Bubble Blower, PledgeMe
Anna Guenther is the co-founder and Chief Bubble Blower of PledgeMe, New Zealand’s first crowdfunding platform. Since launching 5 years ago, over 1000 creative, community and entrepreneurial campaigns have been funded and over $14million pledged through PledgeMe. Moving from project based crowdfunding to equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, PledgeMe holds two licences from the Financial Markets Authority. Anna has also worked for the New Zealand Government, MIT and Harvard, and completed her Masters in Entrepreneurship with a focus on crowdfunding.
In her day job, she focusses on building the crowdfunding community in New Zealand – and is constantly amazed by the passionate people she gets to play with. Half Kiwi, half American, she has travelled around the world for work – but always comes back to call New Zealand home.