Indiegogo Co-Founder Danae Ringelmann Set To Keynote Midem
September 25, 2014 at 11:43 AM (PT)
DANAE RINGELMANN, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer of crowdfunding platform INDIEGOGO, has been confirmed as the first keynote speaker for REED's MIDEM 2015.
Founded by RINGLEMANN, SLAVE RUBIN and ERIC SCHELL in 2008, INDIEGOGO is the world's largest crowdfunding platform, hosting more than 200,000 campaigns and distributing millions of dollars every week. About 7,000 campaigns are active on the shi8te at any given time. In the past two years, the platform has grown more than 1,000%.
RINGELMANN was listed on FAST COMPANY’s "Top 50 Women Innovators In Technology" in 2011, and was named one of FORTUNE’s "40 Under 40" in SEPTEMBER 2013 and featured in ELLE MAGAZINE’s "Top Women In Tech" in 2014.
As part of the MIDEM TALKS conference sessions, RINGELMANN will outline how crowdfunding offers a viable way to monetize fresh ideas and innovative technologies emerging from the creative industries, especially music. These include IMMERSIVE SMART GLASSES' ATHEER ONE, WE THE KINGS' fourth album and SLEEPPHONES WIRELESS' headphones.
“Since 2008, INDIEGOGO has empowered thousands of artists and musicians to amplify their audiences and raise more money for their projects than they could ever do on their own or elsewhere. Indiegogo's open and global platform is now an engine that powerfully connects visionary creatives, technology pioneers and innovative philanthropies to the people who are most passionate about bringing their ideas to life,” said RINGELMANN.
“As a powerful tool to unlock innovation, crowdfunding platforms like INDIEGOGO are offering new possibilities for artists and music industry creatives alike. We are delighted to announce DANAE RINGELMANN as the first keynote in what promises to be another rich line-up of MIDEM TALKS speakers,” said MIDEM Director BRUNO CROLOT. Further speakers are to be announced soon.
Organized by REED MIDEM, MIDEM takes place in CANNES,FRANCE, and has moved to a new slot, running from JUNE 5th-8th in 2015.