Posted on October 25, 2016 by staff

New crowdfunding platform exclusively for female-led firms


A new crowdfunding platform focusing on companies led by women has launched.

AllBright Crowd is the brainchild of Debbie Wosskow OBE, founder of Love Home Swap, and Anna Jones, CEO of Hearst Magazines UK.

The London-based platform is part of the AllBright platform which will also include AllBright Angel Network and AllBright Academy.

The aim is to discover and fund companies led by female entrepreneurs at all stages of growth and make the UK “the best place in the world to be a female founder”.

It will have backing and support from an advisory board which includes Sherry Coutu CBE, Lord Chadlington and Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE.

Recent research founded that most funding is directed at male-led companies.

“There is some exceptional female business talent in the UK just waiting to be discovered and accelerated,” said Wosskow.

“I’ve been on the journey they are making and understand acutely the difference accessing the right funding and support can make, as do our network of angel investors.

“AllBright delivers on two fronts – not only do we get to ‘give back’ investing in and sharing our knowledge with the next generation, but there is also a real financial opportunity for our investors to benefit from the untapped asset class of some of the UK’s best female entrepreneurs.”

Wosskow will feature on BusinessCloud’s inaugural ‘100 Women Role Models of Tech’ list in the next edition of the magazine in December.

A major conference looking to inspire more women to join the tech industry is to be held in Manchester next week – and it is free to attend.