Tagged: women

Assetz Capital Reveals that Women are Less Likely to Invest than Men, P2P Lender to “Challenge” Gender Investment Gap

Assetz Capital, a peer-to-peer lender that originates secured loans, asks why there are only 20% of women investing via online platforms. As mentioned in a blog post by Assetz Capital, there’s a “misconception” that investing is suitable or appropriate for only a “certain type” of… Read More

Leading Canadian Crowdfunding Platform FrontFundr Partners with The51 to Support Women-led Businesses

FrontFundr, a private markets investment platform in Canada, and The51, a “Financial Feminist platform” that seeks to foster access to capital for women-led businesses, have launched a new pilot program where early-stage companies will be featured on both platforms. The two organizations hope to address… Read More

Bill and Melinda Gates are Now Backing New Digital Payments System in Pakistan which Supports Financial Inclusion for Women

Pakistan has introduced a state-managed instant digital payments platform in order to promote greater financial inclusion. The new online payments system, Raast, has been launched to support women who might have been financially marginalized or unable to access modern financial services for a long time…. Read More

Digital Mortgage Exchange MAXEX Launches ESG Loan Programs Specifically For Minority, Women & Veteran-Owned Lenders

  MAXEX, a U.S.-based digital mortgage exchange, announced on Monday the launch of the first two programs in its new Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) business line. According to MAXEX, the initial programs are designed to support the growth of minority, women, and veteran-owned… Read More

Wirex Unveils “Rising Women in Crypto Power List”

Digital payments platform Wirex announced on Monday the unveiling of its “2020 Rising Women in Crypto Power List” Wirex claims that the List, which was done in partnership with The Fintech Times, received a total of 367 entries and features the ten most inspirational women… Read More

Lending Marketplace Lendio Provides $500,000 in Microloans to Women Owned Businesses in Kiva Parntership

Lendio, an SME lending marketplace, has announced that “Lendio Gives,” its employee-contribution and employer-matching program, has provided more than 20,000 Kiva micro-loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world with 19,417 delivered to women-owned businesses in 79 countries. Kiva is a non-profit lending platform well known… Read More

Report Says Global Fintech Founders Dominated by Men but Women Founded Startups are Experiencing an Increase in Funding Raised

A report published by Deloitte highlights the Fintech industry and the disparity in gender when it comes to founders. As many people know, traditional finance has historically been dominated by the old boy network. Innovative financial services firms have experienced greater participation from women executives… Read More

Indian Microlending Firm SATYA MicroCapital Ltd Secures Over $9 Million in Debt Funding from BlueOrchard Finance Ltd

SATYA MicroCapital Ltd, a fast-growing micro-lending firm based in India, has reportedly secured INR 72.5 Crore (appr. $9.7 million) in capital from Switzerland’s impact investor, BlueOrchard Finance Ltd. This marks the second time that BlueOrchard has provided funding to SATYA since its launch in 2017…. Read More

Sallie Krawcheck’s Ellevest Launches Money Membership Services For Women+

Ellevest, a digital investment platform created for women and founded by Wall Street veteran Sallie Krawcheck, announced on Wednesday it is launching money membership services for women+. Founded in 2014, Ellevest was built by women, for women. The company is on a mission to get… Read More

Overfunding: Female Empowerment Brand Killing Kittens Quickly Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target Through Latest Seedrs Round

Female empowerment brand Killing Kittens quickly secured its initial £250,000 funding target through its latest Seedrs campaign. As previously reported, Killing Kittens stated it has grown to become one of the worlds leading brands in the female adult industry. The organization notably employs a female-first… Read More

Female Empowerment Brand Killing Kittens Returns to Seedrs; Now Seeking £250,000 in Funding

Less than a year after securing £490,408 through its previous Seedrs campaign, female empowerment brand Killing Kittens has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise an additional £250,000 in funding. As previously reported, Killing Kittens claims it has grown to become one of the… Read More

India-based Sindhuja Microcredit, a Digital Microfinance Firm, Secures $8.7 Million in Capital

Sindhuja Microcredit, a digital and rural-focused micro finance service provider that aims to help women entrepreneurs, is planning to secure $8.7 million in capital through a Series B investment round. The investment will be reportedly be made by Norway’s Nordic Microfinance Initiative (NMI) and Carpediem… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform For Women of Black Origin “BuildHer” Launches

  BuildHer, a UK-based crowdfunding platform for women of black origin, has officially launched its service. Founded in 2018, BuildHer claims it equips disadvantaged young women in Kenya with accredited construction skills, leading to greater financial prosperity, changing male attitudes, and promoting gender equality within… Read More

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an Online Lending Platform for SMEs, Launches New Product to Help Women Entrepreneurs

India-based Fintech industry participant U GRO Capital aims to assist women business owners by offering them convenient access to working capital. U GRO Capital is an online lending platform that focuses on small and medium-sized (SME) businesses. The firm has introduced an unsecured lending product,… Read More

Bill and Melinda Gates Backed Project: U Microfinance Bank and Karandaaz Pakistan to Help Women Gain Access to Modern Financial Services

U Microfinance Bank Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) – Etisalat Company, has reportedly signed a grant agreement with Karandaaz Pakistan, a company that aims to promote improved access to finance for small business owners via an investment platform, and financial… Read More

Innovate UK to Fund 10 Female Entrepreneurs with Up to £50,000

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, will be offering a “Women in Innovation Award” that will provide up to 10 women with £50,000 each to help them scale their business ventures. The Women in Innovation program was first launched in 2016 and since then the… Read More

Lendio Set to Host Inaugural Women in Business Empowerment Workshop in NYC

U.S.-based online lending platform Lendio announced on Thursday it is set to host its inaugural Women in Business Empowerment Workshop. According to Lendio, the workshop designed to address the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs and will provide insight into what it takes to set up a… Read More

Women in Fintech: Paris Fintech Forum Takes Hold of Gender Diversity Issue

Every year, the Paris Fintech Forum (PFF) makes a special effort to invite as many female Fintech founders and CEOs as possible to share the stage at its CEO-only conference. However, Laurent Nizri, the CEO of Altéir and PFF organizer, admits that he struggles to… Read More

Accenture’s UK-based Fintech Innovation Lab to Encourage Female Entrepreneurs to Establish Financial Technology Firms

It’s been eight years since Accenture’s London-based Fintech Innovation Lab was launched. The innovation lab is now welcoming a new group of 20 Fintech companies, with reportedly a 50% increase in the number of women founders when compared to last year. The Lab has been… Read More

Women Investors Represent a “Significant Market Share” for Bitcoin (BTC) as Investors: Grayscale’s Report

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group, a venture capital firm focused on providing services in crypto-asset industry, has released a new report which reveals that women represent a “significant market share” for Bitcoin (BTC) as investors. Grayscale’s latest report about female investors’… Read More

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