Equitise announce $20k competition for Kiwi businesses

Equity crowdfunding platform Equitise is marking its acquisition of online business directory Rabble with a business development competition worth $20,000.

Equitise, the third of New Zealand’s equity-crowdfunding services (along with PledgeMe and SnowballEffect), has acquired Kiwi online business directory/community Rabble, and is publicising the occasion with a competition open to start-ups and established businesses alike.

The early-stage category prize includes $10,000 of web development and business growth support while the established business category offers business services valued at over $10,000. (Enter at here - Entries close 1 May 2015.)

Rabble was created in 2013 by Southgate Labs. Rabble creator Rowan Simpson says he’s looking forward to seeing the online community thrive in conjunction with the new crowdfunding platform.

“We originally built Rabble because we thought it was an important resource for early-stage companies in New Zealand who wanted to raise their profile, grow their team and attract investors and advisors,” he says.

“We’re excited the team at Equitise share this view and look forward to seeing it continue to flourish in the future as part of their platform.”


Rowan Simpson 

The sale brings 600+ Rabble tech companies, investors and advisors into the Equitise fold. Equitise says it intends to run Rabble in parallel with its Australasian-focused product, providing members with easy access to crowd-funding opportunities.