Nina Ignatius, the entrepreneur behind the popular babywear brand Beibamboo, was last night named one of Forty Women to Watch Over 40 in 2013 by a panel of esteemed judges, amongst them Merrill Lynch’s Whitney Johnson, author of the popular Harvard Business Review blog. This highly regarded annual list is compiled of female innovators and role models who are creating momentum and changing the world through their creativity, vision and experience. Nina Ignatius joins other distinguished names including Anne-Marie Slaughter and Maria Thomas the former CEO of Etsy.
This year’s list was selected from over 1,000 nominations from around the globe. Only two Europeans made the list and we are thrilled to have Nina in there – as well as making waves on the FundedByMe platform with her innovative brand.
In the first month of crowdfunding the Beibamboo brand has raised over €21,000 from 40 investors, with an additional 175 investors having shown their interest to get involved. In addition to its crowdfunding successes, Beibamboo has also received a tip of the hat from the largest department store in the Nordics, Stockmann, which has already placed a second order for products, two weeks after the first order hit the shelves.