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Fundly
Fundly is a crowdfunding site for online fundraising. It allows non-profits, charities, politics, clubs, schools, teams, churches, and other causes to raise money online from friends, family, colleagues, donors, and other supporters via email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and social media networks. It is also an app for social networks like Facebook
Facebook
and LinkedIn. It uses WePay
WePay
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Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding
is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.[1] Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding
is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance
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Meg Whitman
Margaret Cushing "Meg" Whitman (born August 4, 1956) is an American business executive, political activist, and philanthropist. Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a role she announced on November 20, 2017, that she will resign effective February 1, 2018.[2] Whitman was a senior member of Mitt Romney's presidential campaigns in both 2008 and 2012 and ran for governor of California as a Republican but supported Hillary Clinton in 2016. A native of Cold Spring Harbor, a hamlet of Huntington, New York, Whitman is a graduate of Princeton University
Princeton University
and Harvard Business School. Whitman served as an executive in The Walt Disney Company, where she was Vice President of Strategic Planning throughout the 1980s. In the 1990s, she served as an executive for DreamWorks, Procter & Gamble, and Hasbro. Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay, from 1998 to 2008
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Facebook
Facebook
Facebook
is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College
Harvard College
students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. The founders initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students. Later they expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area, the Ivy League
Ivy League
schools, and Stanford
Stanford
University. Facebook
Facebook
gradually added support for students at various other universities, and eventually to high school students. Since 2006, anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old has been allowed to become a registered user of Facebook, though variations exist in this requirement, depending on local laws
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Kiva (organization)
Kiva Microfunds (commonly known by its domain name, Kiva.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization[2] that allows people to lend money via the Internet
Internet
to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries. Kiva's mission is “to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.”[3] Since 2005, Kiva has crowd-funded more than a million loans, totaling over $1 billion,[4] with a repayment rate of between 98 and 99 percent.[5] As of November 2013, Kiva was raising about $1 million every three days.[3] Over a million lenders worldwide use the Kiva platform.[6] Kiva operates two models—Kiva.org and KivaZip.org. Kiva.org relies on a network of field partners to administer the loans on the ground.[7] These field partners can be microfinance institutions, social businesses, schools or non-profit organizations.[8] KivaZip.org facilitates loans at 0% directly to entrepreneurs via mobile payments and PayPal
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Causes (company)
Causes.com is an online campaigning platform. Causes platform enables people who support a common social cause and to take action together. Causes is primarily used for grassroots campaigns, and to organize awareness campaigns. In June 2014 it was announced that Brigade Media acquired a controlling stake of the company behind causes.com, Philotic, Inc.[1]Contents1 Mission 2 History2.1 Facebook
Facebook
application 2.2 Causes.com 2.3 Acquisition of Votizen 2.4 The Supporter Network3 References 4 External linksMission[edit] Causes' stated mission is "to empower people to create change in the world through online organizing
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EnergyFunders
EnergyFunders is an energy-focused crowdfunding company which started with oil and gas.Contents1 History 2 EnergyFunders Marketplace 3 EnergyFunders Black 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The company was founded in 2013 by Philip Racusin Roger Gingell, Michael Racusin, and Casey Minshew in Houston, Texas.[1][2] Casey Minshew currently serves as the company’s CEO.[3] It was set up as a crowdfunding platform, in accordance wi
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Hurricane Sandy
GeneralMeteorological historyEffectsGreater Antilles United StatesMaryland and Washington, D.C. New Jersey New York New EnglandCanadaOther wikisCommons: Sandy images Wikinews: Sandy stories Hurricane
Hurricane
Sandy (unofficially referred to as Superstorm Sandy)[1][2] was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Inflicting nearly $69 billion (2012 USD) in damage, it was the second-costliest hurricane on record in the United States until surpassed by hurricanes Harvey and Maria in 2017
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AngelList
AngelList
AngelList
is a U.S. website created in 2010 for startups, angel investors, and job-seekers looking to work at startups.[1] It started as an online introduction board for tech startups that needed seed funding. Since 2015, the site allows startups to raise money from angel investors and allows investors to invite other accredited investors to share in the deals.[2][3] History[edit] AngelList
AngelList
was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Naval Ravikant [4] and Babak Nivi [5]
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LinkedIn
LinkedIn
LinkedIn
(/lɪŋkt.ɪn/) is a business- and employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps. Founded on December 28, 2002,[5] and launched on May 5, 2003,[6] it is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs. As of 2015, most of the company's revenue came from selling access to information about its members to recruiters and sales professionals.[7] As of April 2017, LinkedIn
LinkedIn
had 500 million members in 200 countries, out of which more than 106 million members are active.[4] LinkedIn
LinkedIn
allows members (both workers and employers) to create profiles and "connections" to each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships
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WePay
WePay
WePay
is an online payment service provider based in the United States that provides an integrated and customizable payment solution through its APIs to platform businesses such as crowdfunding sites, marketplaces and small business software companies. It offers partners fraud and risk protection.Contents1 History 2 Services 3 Growth 4 Partnerships 5 Movements 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] WePay
WePay
was founded by Rich Aberman and Bill Clerico in 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts, and is now headquartered in Redwood City, California.[4][1] The original inspiration for WePay
WePay
occurred to Aberman when he had difficulty raising money for his brother's bachelor party. Aberman had to collect $4,200 from 14 friends spread across the United States to pay for bottle service at a club, rent at a Florida beach house, and food
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San Francisco Bay Area
The San Francisco
San Francisco
Bay Area (referred to locally as the Bay Area) is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun estuaries in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of California. Although the exact boundaries of the region vary depending on the source, the Bay Area is generally accepted to include the nine counties that border the aforementioned estuaries: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Other sources may exclude parts of or even entire counties, or include neighboring counties such as San Benito, San Joaquin, and Santa Cruz. Home to approximately 7.68 million people, Northern California’s nine-county Bay Area contains many cities, towns, airports, and associated regional, state, and national parks, connected by a complex multimodal transportation network
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GoFundMe
GoFundMe
GoFundMe
is a crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events ranging from life events such as celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses.[4][5] From 2010 to 2017, over $5 billion was raised on the platform for over two million individual campaigns and 50 million donors.[3][6] For personal campaigns in the US, Canada, and the UK, GoFundMe
GoFundMe
is a free platform.[7] The company is based in Redwood City, California, with offices in San Diego, California
California
and Dublin, Ireland, and operations in France, Spain, Germany, and the UK.[1]Contents1 History 2 Business model 3 Employment 4 Notable projects 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The company was founded in May 2010 by Brad Damphousse and Andrew Ballester
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EquityNet
EquityNet is a web-based platform that helps small companies find business loans and raise equity capital from accredited investors. Founded in 2005, the company is headquartered in New York, NY.[1] James Murphy is the company's CEO.Contents1 Model 2 Intellectual Property 3 Awards and Recognitions 4 ReferencesModel[edit] EquityNet has operated the largest business crowdfunding platform since 2005
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Experiment (website)
Experiment, formerly called Microryza, is a US website for crowdfunding science-based research projects. Researchers can post their research projects to solicit pledges. Experiment works on the all-or-nothing funding model. The backers are only charged if the research projects reach their funding target during a set time frame. In February 2014, the site changed its name from Microryza to Experiment.com. It was founded in 2012 by Denny Luan and Cindy Wu, former University of Washington researchers. The former name Microryza is inspired by Mycorrhizae
Mycorrhizae
and symbiotic fungi that lives in the roots of plants. Unlike the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter, backers of Experiment projects do not get tangible rewards for backing. Researchers share the scientific process directly with the backers and become a part of the project.[1][2][3][4] Microryza charges an 8% fee (5% for Microryza and 3% for payment processing) only if the campaign is successful
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Fig (company)
Fig is a crowdfunding platform for video games launched in August 2015. Unlike traditional crowdfunding approaches like Kickstarter, where individuals can back a project to receive rewards, Fig uses a mixed model that include individual backing and the opportunity for uncredited investors to invest as to obtain a shares of future revenues for successful projects. At the end of 2017, four projects had begun generating returns, returning 245% to Fig investors.[1][2]Contents1 History 2 Approach 3 Games funded 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Fig was founded in August 2015 by Justin Bailey (formerly, COO of Double Fine
Double Fine
Productions),[3] and Bob Ippolito
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