Kathleen Minogue is Founder and CEO of Crowdfund Better, a crowdfunding consultancy that guides entrepreneurs, small businesses and social enterprises how to use crowdfunding strategically to unlock the financial and creative support of their networks. She believes in creating community capital ecosystems to empower individuals and communities with new capital-raising tools to fund projects not supported by traditional finance. She has coached highly successful donation, rewards and investment crowdfunding campaigns, and is particularly focused on bringing the crowdfunding opportunity to women, minority and rural entrepreneurs.
A thought leader in crowdfunding, Kathleen has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes, contributed to industry publications Crowdfund Insider and Locavesting, and has presented at venues including Pepperdine University, Association of Idaho Cities, Director’s Guild of America, Association for Women’s Business Centers National Conference, Crowd Invest Summit, Crowdfunding Deep Impact UK and Global Crowdfunding Convention. She has also contributed to international and local access-to-capital initiatives including the PwC Women Unbound report, the Milken Institute/SBA Partnership for Lending in Underserved Markets, and The Local Crowd 4SE Incubator funded by the National Science Foundation. Kathleen also sits on the Board of With Love Market & Cafe, SPC, and is an Advisor to the OmniWorks US Incubator.
Prior to Crowdfund Better, Kathleen was a consultant for a Los Angeles-based crowdfunding start-up, worked in the investment banking division of JPMorgan building relationships with leading technology venture capitalists, and spent many years in the field of education.