Haas School Alumna Danae Ringelmann, MBA 08, co-founder of IndieGoGo, was named among the most influential women in technology on Monday by Fast Company magazine.
Ringelmann, 32, was one of only eight women identified by Fast Company in the category of "The Entrepreneurs."
The honor comes just more than a week after IndieGoGo was nominated for best community site in the 14th annual Webby Awards. (Vote for IndieGoGo through April 29 at webby.aol.com/connections/community.)
Ringelmann launched IndieGoGo with classmate Eric Schell, MBA 08, and his former colleague, Slava Rubin, in 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival. IndieGoGo was initially created as social marketplace for independent filmmakers to raise money, interact with fans, and build a following. It has recently expanded to become a crowdfunding platform for all creative, cause, and entrepreneurial projects, from games and books to iPhone apps and charities.
Since its launch, IndieGoGo has helped thousands of projects raise money across 114 countries.