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Piglt crowdfund's higher education & private student loan debt by engaging community to provide mentorship and entrepreneurship opportunity.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Education
  • Location Culver City, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

On Piglt, “Dreamers” engage the community – referred to as "Believers" – to help pay for their education expenses or debt, in exchange for goods or services. The money raised is sent directly to the institution, ensuring that the funds are being used for the intended purpose. Believers can also create their own Believer-funds, to which qualifying Dreamers can apply. This provides an instant network for Dreamers that facilitates future mentorship.


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    Casey Wallace

    Casey Wallace, Co-Founder and CEO of Piglt, is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. He also has his MBA in marketing & entrepreneurship from Loyola Marymount University. Wallace has over seven years of experience in enterprise level programs with budgets in excess of $6 billion. His passion for Piglt stems from his gratitude for attending a U.S. Service Academy and subsequently graduating debt-f

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    Vidya Priyadarshini Chokkalingam

    Vidya Chokkalingam, Co-Founder and CTO of Piglt, is a graduate of College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, and also obtained her MBA in finance & entrepreneurship from Loyola Marymount University. Chokkalingam has over five years of experience in technology development and is extremely proactive in scouting for new acquisitions in e-learning and education for Siva Ventures, a $3 billion conglomerate in India.

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    Richard Sussman
    Board of Advisor

    Richard Sussman is a business development, big data monetization, digital/tech sales & marketing solutions savvy executive with an 18-year track record in b2b and b2c start-up and corporate environments.

    Sussman is a personal and trusted advisor to C-suite of global brands across verticals. He is successful in turning product innovations into businesses and sales potential into realized revenue.

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    Rod Olea
    Board of Advisor

    Rod Olea is presently the Managing Director for First Republic Investment Management First Republic Bank. He has worked there June 2010 – Present (2 years, 9 months). He is a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager and strategist for High Net Worth and Institutional clients.


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    Bonfante Steinbeck Dentino
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    Lou Guerrero

Previous Investors

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    Rod Olea