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HandUp

HandUp is a fundraising platform for poverty-focused nonprofits and the people they serve.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Fintech
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2013
  • Employees 6
  • Incorporation Type B-corp
  • Website handup.org

Company Summary

HandUp is an online fundraising platform for poverty-focused nonprofits and the people they serve. Our 100 nonprofit customers across 40 US cities have raised $1.86M on the platform to date. As a for-profit benefit corporation we generate revenue through 8% fees on transactions. We've raised $1.6M in investment from investors including Tumml, Marc Benioff, 1776, and the Impact America Fund. In 2015, HandUp won the Webby Award for Best Charity.

Team

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    Founder / CEO

    Rose is passionate about using the power of technology to create social change. Before founding HandUp, Rose served as COO at SuperBetter Labs and as a Data Manager for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. In 2015, HandUp won the Webby Award for Best Charity People’s Voice and Rose was listed in the Top 100 People in Tech by Business Insider.

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    Sammie Rayner
    Founder / COO

    Sammie joined Rose in founding HandUp after years of running her own poverty alleviation-focused nonprofit and seeing first-hand the need for better tools to fundraise and engage online communities. Most of her time is spent building partnerships with top nonprofits across the US who use HandUp for their fundraising needs. Sammie is excited to bring her knowledge from building poverty programs internationally to tackle urban poverty in the US.

Advisors

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    Yokum Taku, WSGR
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Samir Kaji, First Republic Bank
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Jason Calacanis
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    Ron Conway
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    Eric Ries
    Unconfirmed