The Daily Dig for Wednesday, July 15

Female entrepreneurs benefit from crowdfunding

New forms of financing are helping women more than venture capital ever has, writes Goncalo de Vasconcelos.

Crowdfunding doesn’t mean ignoring a good business plan

Yes, crowdfunding does provide a new route to capital, but you still have to do the work, writes Jayson Demers.

P2P’s hit in recent Chinese crackdown

A government borrowing crackdown is affecting the Chinese P2P industry, writes Chuin-Wei Yap.

SMS loans help unbanked developing world entrepreneurs

Many small business people in Africa do not have a relationship with a bank, which makes it hard when they need to borrow. New players are filling that void, writes Davey Alba.