Our Mission

“I founded Plum Alley for women to create products, build companies and enhance their esteem and wealth. We offer 3 things: a way for women to raise money for projects, hire experts to help them and provide a way to sell their products with an emphasis on their story.”

-Deborah Jackson,
Founder and CEO

Plum Alley brings to light women’s innovation, whether it takes the form of a product, project or service. Women are inventing across all sectors and we provide an integrated platform to optimize their success by raising funds, providing access to experts, and serving as an online store.

*The women in the background are real women profiled on Plum Alley.

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What We Do

Plum Alley is the destination site where women entrepreneurs and innovators succeed with crowdfunding, commerce and experts.
  • Commerce: Plum Alley features women entrepreneurs and a curated selection of their products, ranging widely from accessories to home goods to services. We showcase offerings that represent substance and discipline in creation and beauty. To nominate a women entrepreneur or female founded company for Plum Alley, please fill out this form.
  • Crowdfunding: Plum Alley provides women entrepreneurs and innovators a way to raise money from a broad base of people. Crowdfunding is an efficient and inexpensive way to fundraise, and is a way to increase women’s access to capital. Products funded on Plum Alley crowdfunding can be subsequently sold using our commerce features. To submit a project, create an account and submit a project.
  • Experts: Plum Alley is also providing a seamless way to connect women innovators and expert advisors. Plum Alley’s panel of experts will represent various fields and areas of business needed for success.
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The Team

Deborah Jackson

Deborah Buresh Jackson: Founder and CEO of Plum Alley

Deborah Buresh Jackson

Founder and CEO

Expert in capital raising having spent 21 years raising money for clients in public and private markets.

Entrepreneur, Champion of women entrepreneurs and innovators, and Co-founder of Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator.

Deborah’s achievements are recognized in the following ways:

  • Fast Company, 60 Women Heroes of 2012, August 2012
  • Forbes, Women Changing the World VCs/Entrepreneurs, August 2012
  • Columbia Venture Community, CVC 30 list, November 2011
  • Mashable, 44 Female Founders to Know, August 2012
  • Xconomy, Contributing Writer
  • Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator Founder
  • Startup Weekend Judge
  • Citrix Startup Accelerator Advisor
  • Vator.tv Judge
  • Hamptons Hackathon Co-organizer with Girl Develop It
  • Innovating Women Contributor
  • 40 Women over 40 to Watch 

You can follow her on Twitter @dbdj1007.

Tina Gong

Tina Gong: Creative Director of Plum Alley

Tina Gong

Art Director, Designer, Front-End Developer

  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and Ruby
  • Leads developers & programmers in creating the technology
  • Infographic work has been published in the WSJ, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Mashable

Joan Costello

Joan Costello: Director of Merchant Services at Plum Alley

Joan Costello

Director of Merchant Relations

  • Recruited over 50 women entrepreneurs for Plum Alley in 8 months
  • Relationships with CFDA winners, and organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art, Vogue, TechCrunch, and ABC Carpet and Home
  • Special events manager including press and entrepreneur showcase events

Carol Pak

Carol Pak: Director of Operations at Plum Alley

Carol Pak

Director of Innovator Relations

  • Responsible for the business functions of the company
  • Execute growth and customer acquisition strategy
  • Advocate for project creators and innovators
  • Strategic relationships with influential organizations such as 85 Broads, 100 Women in Hedge Funds
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Plum Alley Infographics

As a part of spreading awareness about the success of women entrepreneurs, we publish infographics every so often about women's accomplishments. You can view them on our blog.

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Plum Alley Promoting Female Entrepreneurs and Investors

Digital Database of Female Investors

In general, it's easier for a female investor to understand a company whose market is women. That's why female investors are such a huge part of the female entrepreneurship ecosystem. We're supporting women on this front by creating a database of women investors from all over the globe.

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Digital Map of Female Founders: Launching Soon

Digital Map of Female Founders

PlumAlley.co promotes female founded companies on our Digital Map of Female Founders. Please let us know about your favorite female founded companies, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, by providing us with the information here (launching soon). Companies must be 51% female owned to qualify. Together we can elevate the awareness of female owned companies by literally putting them on the map!

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