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Growing the Faith

We are growing parish engagement with technology in order to build a 1 billion person Catholic social network and a $1B+ market cap company.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Software
  • Location South Bend, IN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2013
  • Employees 2
  • Website growingthefaith.com

Company Summary

We are focused on helping parishes grow the engaged parishioner group (7% avg) who give 80% of time/talent/treasure to a parish, in addition to engage the 76% of individuals who do not attend mass regularly. Our system makes it easy to get involved and increase the sense of belonging that is critical to long-term participation. Engaged group growth leads to improvements in evangelization, revenue, and long-term viability of a parish.

Team

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    Ryan Daniel Kreager
    Founder and CEO

    Ryan Kreager is the Co-Founder and CEO of Growing the Faith. Ryan is a devout Catholic with unique experience in Catholic technology sector. He was the co-founder of Little I Apps, which built smartphone apps for Pope Francis, the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, Catholic Relief Services and numerous international Catholic organizations.

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    Shane Thomas OFlaherty
    Founder and COO

    Shane is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. Shane has had a successful and progressive global career track at the Senior Executive level within the Service Industry, with general management and overall sales/marketing responsibilities, including accountability for P&L. He is the former CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, the global leader in 5 star ratings for hotels and restaurants, where he created the top training company in the world.

Advisors

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    Mark Leahy, Fenwick and West
    Lawyer
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    Joe Cataldo, McGladrey
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Tim Connors, Pivot North Capital
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    Diego Blanc Fernandez Cavada
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    Rob Willams
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