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Kangu is a crowdfunding website for safe births, engaging the mommy market in micro-philanthropy and changing the way non-profits fundraise.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Kangu's crowdfunding platform reduces global maternal mortality by unlocking a new source of capital for international non-profits and by engaging expecting and new moms in high-touch micro-philanthropy. Kangu offers an affordable ($10 min.) and personal user experience; access to health services for pregnant women in Uganda, Nepal and India; and a fundraising solution for non-profits providing high-quality maternal and child healthcare services.


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    Casey Santiago
    Founder & CEO

    Casey has 15 yrs global health & tech experience. At Kiva, Casey managed the West African investment portfolio and then joined the engineering team to oversee Kiva's internal and partner-facing product. Previously, she advised for-profits and non-profits on strategic planning and financial sustainability, both independently and as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte. Casey received her BA from Wellesley College & MBA from Columbia Business School.

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    Tricia Morente

    Tricia brings senior management experience from LifeSpring Hospitals in India, where she directed Strategy and Marketing, leading efforts to scale the innovative maternity hospital. She was an Acumen Fund Fellow and serves as Faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She received her BA from Harvard University, MBA from Columbia Business School, and MA in International Affairs from Columbia University.

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    Jenny Boyd
    Business Development

    Jenny brings over 15 years of marketing and business development experience to Kangu. At TechStars, Jenny launched and directed the TechStars Network, a strategic partner in the White House Startup America Initiative. Prior to that, Jenny was a Portfolio Manager at Kiva, managing partnerships, risk and due diligence for a multimillion dollar emerging markets microfinance portfolio. Jenny received a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


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    Tony Chan, Dechert LLC

Previous Investors

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    Cartner McClelland
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    Janet Hanson