We Start GoodStartSomeGood is a crowdfundingplatform for social good ventures andprojects globally, built specifically forsocial entrepreneurs by socialentrepreneurs.
Why StartSomeGood?Our platform is:•Global•Built by social entrepreneurs, forsocial entrepreneurs•Provides high-touch support•Has a unique “tipping point” model•Offers ventures the best chance ofraising the most funds possible
Our Co-Founding Team Bryan EmersonTom Dawkins Alex Budak Parker Taylor Previously:Previously Founder change.org, Tech Lead Designer & CEO, Vibewire sparked, BUILD Host, QA Engineer,1st Social Media Co-founder, AshokaTech SymantecDirector, Ashoka Philosophie Podcast B.S. Engineering B.A. UCLA; MPP B.A. UNSW and CS, UCLA Georgetown UCLA
Our Advisors• Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose• Steve Huffman, co-founder Hipmunk and Reddit• Christina Jordan, founder evolutionize.it; Ashoka Fellow• Tikhon Bernstam, founder of Parse, YC alum• Martin Stewart-Weeks, public policy, Cisco• Jacob Colker, co-founder Spark.com, Echoing Green Fellow• Lauren Anderson, collaborative consumption guru• Hildy Gottlieb, founder of Create the Future
The MarketPandoDaily:“Categories would be: Financial Investments,Consumer Products, Content, and SocialGood.Categories could also be divided along thelines of reward type, such as: Equity,Incentive, and Altruism”
Funding• We’re seeking $300,000 in order to:• Improve technical functionality and design;• Scale our high-touch approach;• Increase our marketing outlay to build our community.
Business Opportunity• Crowdfunding market size estimated at $100 Billion (David S. Rose) to $300 Billion (Fred Wilson)• Charitable giving in 2011: $347 Billion in the US alone• Initial Market: early-stage social ventures
Impact OpportunityEmpower anyone, anywhere, with agreat idea to create new futures fortheir community.
We Are Looking For• Funding• Amazing world-changing initiatives• People who want to support amazing world-changing initiatives