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GeniusGiver is a crowdfunding and social network targeting the long-tail of charitable fundraising while monetizing everyone's social graphs

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

GeniusGiver uses a monthly membership model empowering everyone to become fundraisers for one or more favorite charities using the law of Six Degrees of Separation. We offer cash rewards each month, which are proportional to the money raised for the charity(ies) of choice, but never from someone’s donations, and only form friends' monthly membership fees.


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    Mike Costache
    Founder & Chief Giving Officer

    Mike never liked being put in a box so he spent the last 15 years as an entrepreneur, investment banker, author, motivational speaker, university professor, angel investor, and as a “professional beggar" and fundraiser for various children causes.

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    Mik Quinlan
    Distinguished Software Arhitect

    Mik has had pivotal roles such as CTO (, Distinguished Architect (ShopZilla/BizRate) and Senior Architect ( leading the architecture and design of large-scale implementations using Agile and Lean methodologies. Mik’s hands on approach and delivery focus is combined with attention to detail and is supported by a deep understanding of designing and implementing highly transactional systems.

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    Thayer Lindauer
    Chief Legal Officer

    Thayer is a pioneer in the network marketing and direct selling industry with a track history of 42 years as a marketing legal counsel and consultant to numerous network marketing companies in the United States and internationally. His legal practice is limited to marketing regulation, franchising, international trade regulation matters and frequently consults on marketing plans and MLM compensation plan structures.

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    Steven Taracevicz
    Financial Modeling Guru

    Steve was an Equity Research Analyst at Seidler AMDEC where he covered the oil & gas and technology industries and an Equity Analyst at Wedbush Morgan where he covered branded consumer food products and food retailers.

    Steve is the founder of Aurora Capital Strategies, a provider of benefit solutions to high net worth individuals and businesses. Steve’s past consulting clients include Panasonic, SAIC, STC Biotech and Pacific Capital Group.

Previous Investors

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    Friends, family and the founder