Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013 by Will Hagle
Plum Alley is a site for female entrepreneurs that allows innovators to crowdfund, connect with markets, shop great products and obtain advice.
Plum Alley is the internet’s premier destination for women entrepreneurs. The site connects female entrepreneurs with markets, capital and advice, allowing users to shop for products, raise money for their endeavors and obtain advice accordingly. The site has a huge database of female investors, as it believes the connection between entrepreneurs of products or services that cater to the women’s marketplace are best understood and supported by women. Plum Alley makes it easy to connect with these potential investors. The site also includes a digital map that highlights the headquarters all of the female-owned (at least 51% percent female-owned) companies around the globe. The site is truly making strides to highlight the successes of female entrepreneurs and encourage the continued success of those of that gender.
In addition to the database of female investors, Plum Alley offers a unique crowdfunding tool for women entrepreneurs. The current list of top projects includes the “Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival,” and a “Sun Protective Long-Sleeved Polo Shirt,” designed by Clare Hare Darien. A “Multivitamin Drink for Women” has successfully reached its goal, as has funding for a new reality show targeted towards enabling female founders of product companies to enhance their businesses, similar to Shark Tank. The projects listed on Plum Alley are cool and interesting, and the ability to support products made exclusively by female entrepreneurs offers a unique perspective on the crowdfunding marketplace. Plum Alley offers an online e-commerce store that allows users to buy products made by various women entrepreneurs and innovators. There is an extremely wide range of products available on the site, from the more female-centric beauty products to all-encompassing photography and portraits. Soon, the site will incorporate a panel of experts that are ready to provide advice for entrepreneurs using the site.