Danae Ringelmann co-founded Indiegogo in 2007 with a mission to democratize fundraising and has since helped to propel the company into the world’s largest crowdfunding platform. Today, Ringelmann leads Indiegogo’s Customer Happiness division, driving total customer satisfaction and ensuring that Indiegogo consistently exceeds expectations. She also steers the company’s employee culture and values initiatives. Ringelmann was listed on Fast Company’s Top 50 Women Innovators in Technology in 2011, and AWNY awarded Ringelmann the “No Apologies” Changemaker award in April 2013.

Ringelmann frequently speaks at conferences around the world, including TEDx, SXSW and CeBIT. Ringelmann also testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations on “Financing America’s Small Businesses: Innovative Ideas for Raising Capital” in June 2013. Prior to Indiegogo, Ringelmann was a Securities Analyst at Cowen & Co. where she covered entertainment companies including Pixar, Lions Gate, Disney, and Electronic Arts. Ringelmann also focused on cable network, NFL, newspaper and hedge fund clientele while at JPMorgan’s Investment Bank and Private Bank.