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PledgeMe mobilises a pit crew for the crowdfunding race

Kiwi crowdfunding platform PledgeMe is rallying a new crowd – one with the skills to get behind its fundraising clientele.

About 20 have so far lent their support to the cause, among them film makers, events organisers and copywriters. PledgeMe is aiming to get 50 on board.

The information form asks potential members of the new support crew how they could help, what they’d charge and where they’re based. The gathered list will then be added to PledgeMe’s website for crowdfunders to search for helpers by region.

CEO Anna Guenther says each person who’s put their hand up so far has either crowdfunded using PledgeMe or has backed successful campaigns.

“We get asked all the time for recommendations of people, especially around creating pitch videos. We thought it would be powerful to go out to our community and find people who have done it before and show a lot of support locally and really make it visible.”

Amanda Sachtleben is an Auckland writer and social media type, who's also Idealog's former tech editor and business journalist.

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