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The first super social crowdearning marketplace where fans earn points and ongoing royalties for promoting artists they believe in.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Bandwaggon provides artists a new way to promote themselves by giving fans an opportunity to share in their success. Fans earn points and ongoing royalties for all views, shares and purchases that track back to them. Fans can gain influence, become moguls and earn revenue that can be re-invested in new artists or withdrawn from their accounts after reaching a minimum threshold. Revenue is generated from transaction fees on every purchase.


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    Dean Hollander
    CEO / Co-Founder

    Dean is the former Co-Founder and CEO of Involve, Inc. He developed the original business plan, raised $2.5MM in capital, packaged all of the products / services and oversaw all aspects of the business. In 2003, the company was acquired by Kintera, which had an IPO 9 months later. At Kintera he served as VP of Strategic Marketing, built the company’s reseller program, and identified numerous new acquisitions for the company.

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    Jon Dartley
    COO / Co-Founder

    Jon is the former Co-Founder and COO of Involve Inc. and worked closely with Dean to develop and implement the company’s business strategy, oversee operations, and manage all legal matters. Jon’s portfolio of degrees ( M.A. in Organizational Psychology,a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and Law Degree) enabled him to serve a unique role negotiating and resolving internal and external challenges.

    At Kintera, Jon served as the legal point person

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    Josh Unger
    Inventor/ Co-Founder

    Josh served as the Director of Production and Information Architecture at Involve, Inc., and led the design of all of the company’s software and web applications. At Involve, Josh designed a web-based content management system with multi-lingual capabilities, international transaction processing, relevancy targeting, user-behavior reporting, and collaborative workflow support. After the acquisiton in 2003, Josh worked as a Product Specialist at


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Previous Investors

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    Len Lodish - Lead Angel - Vice Chair / Professor Wharton