South African women are believers, doers, achievers, ambitious, and strong. They have just come out of celebrating #Women’s Day in style.

Still, that is not enough!

Women Entrepreneurs now need to reflect on what else to do to survive and thrive especially during the rest of this Women’s Month. One thing to commit to without regret is knowing how best to raise funds for small businesses or even investing in other businesses through the platforms such as Uprise Africa’s Equity crowdfunding one.

As you wake up each day with a positive mindset, cap the awesome feeling, by adding value to your life and interacting with one of Uprise Africa’s expert consultants is one way, we are ever ready to assist your business or show you how to invest.

This August we have opened up the opportunity for women entrepreneurs, to raise between R3 million and R250 million in exchange for equity shares through equity crowdfunding. Within the rapidly expanding alternative finance industry, Equity crowdfunding is emerging as a popular method for business rescue.

Equity crowdfunding is a mechanism by which a broad group of investors can fund the project in return for equity. The Non-Monetary motivations of Equity Crowdfunding investors, such as being part of an exciting project, or receiving non-tangible rewards can explain, why they may be willing to accept more risk or less return than traditional risk capital investors.

With us, investing in early-stage businesses and startups can be very rewarding for any woman, but comes with its risks and challenges. These risks include dilution, liquidity, and loss of investment and rarity of dividends which is why investment should only occur as part of a diversified portfolio.

Equity Crowdfunding is not only targeted specifically at sophisticated Investors (women or men) who are sufficiently aware of these risks and make informed decisions but even an amateur investor can be hand-held through the professional and easy steps on how to make that important decision and finally invest.

You will only be able to invest via Uprise.Africa once you have passed our application process and registered on our platform. This aspect is sort of a vetting exercise to ensure compliance guidelines of the financial authorities in South Africa. It also a way to offer adequate guarantees and safety on the money that you’ll have invested. What more peace of mind do you expect after placing an investment with us?

Beyond our online marketing tool that creates a platform for business owners and entrepreneurs to market-test business plans and sells equity to potential investors; we pride ourselves on our secure online platform adhering to all required regulations and compliance parameters during the investment process and the roles and responsibilities between the investors are strictly governed by contractual agreements.

In the financial world, the use of online platforms to raise funds is a relatively new and uncharted territory, which can result in potential financial risks for investors. Uprise Africa is aware of these risks and consistently updates its processes to effectively report and address any potential fraudulent behavior in the network, as well as working with partners on best practices around authentication and fraud monitoring.

We are proud to be acknowledged as the “one true equity crowdfunding platform in South Africa” by the Fin-tech Scoping report conducted by Genesis Analytics in collaboration with The World Bank and Intergovernmental Fin-Tech Working Group (IFWG) in South Africa.

Women in South Africa should be wise enough, not only during this Women’s Month but beyond this period, that through crowdfunding for their businesses or making an investment, they can avert financial insecurity, poverty, and inequality.

Wishing you a happy raise for your business and equity buying, now and in the future.

View our Uprise.Africa Raise Capital page and register to start raising your own business capital today.