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donanation is an online fundraising platform for school PTAs that relies on community supported commerce.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location San Diego, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2007
  • Employees 12
  • Website

Company Summary

donanation's cause-based marketplace facilitates trading between community members to benefit local school PTAs and other non-profits. Our platform provides merchants with tools that allow them to measure ROI as they increase their business and build valuable goodwill with their customers.


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    Karim Pirani
    Chief Executive Officer

    He was the Creative Director of a NYC based advertising company that catered to the fashion industry. Started his first Internet venture in 1995, an online apparel shopping portal. Later, Karim ran a successful, technology-focused hedge fund.

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    Naveed Lalani
    Chief Strategy Officer

    A passionate entrepreneur and product strategist, he’s one of the co-founders of, a leading online fundraising platform. Naveed is also an advisor and mentor to the Thiel Fellowship’s 20 under 20 program.

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    Bob Pederson
    Chief Technology Officer

    With more than 28 years of software development experience including 10+ years working on developing credit card fraud detection technologies at FICO. More recently, Bob managed a software development team at Intuit.

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    Doug Brewer
    Chief Product Officer

    He has been involved in the Internet space since the mid-1990s, having served in web-based, product leadership roles with Compaq Computer,, AltaVista Search (pre-Google search for the masses), Autobytel and


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    Edye Bauer, Mintz Levin