July Meeting – Experiences Going Global With PledgeMe & NZTE


LOCATION: Pātaka – Helen Smith Room
DATE: Friday, 15 July
TIME: 9am – 11.30am
  • 09:00am – Coffee, networking, chance to display items
  • 09:30am – Welcome
  • 09:40am – Speaker session – Experiences Going Global With PledgeMe & NZTE
  • 10:20am – 20-second introductions
  • 10:40am – Updates
  • 11:00am – More coffee and networking


Anna Guenther will share some of her experiences starting and scaling businesses in New Zealand, including PledgeMe and Cheese Cartel, and her insights from her new role helping others launch and grow their companies internationally with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE). NZTE is our government’s international business development agency helping kiwi businesses grow bigger, better and faster internationally for the good of New Zealand and the world.


Anna Guenther is the co-founder and Chief Bubble Blower of PledgeMe. Since launching in 2012 over 1,600 creative, community and entrepreneurial campaigns have raised over $60 million through the crowdfunding platform. PledgeMe was the first licensed equity crowdfunding platform in New Zealand, and one of the first in Australia.

Anna has also worked for MIT and Harvard, and completed her Masters in Entrepreneurship with a focus on crowdfunding. She has just started a role with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to create a programme to support and inspire more women-led exporters.

Anne Geunther is from PledgeMe and NZTE.

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