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The Mutual

The Mutual rewards people for donating to charity with Perks from great brands.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Marketing / Advertising
  • Location Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

The Mutual connects merchants, non-profits and individuals in a community that makes it easy and rewarding to support a great cause. Individuals donate $10 per month to a charity of their choosing and receive unlimited access to Perks provided by the participating merchants.


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    Dan Vallejo
    CEO & Co-founder

    Dan grew up at Ogilvy and helped create OgilvyEarth, Ogilvy’s sustainability marketing practice. He helped grow OgilvyEarth into a global practice with 26 offices. Dan's purpose-driven approach extends beyond the office, including helping to develop fund raising platforms with The American Cancer Society during the NYC Marathon and consulting on food & wine experiences for The James Beard Organization and local NYC supper club

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    Matt Pestritto
    CTO & Co-founder

    Matt is a technical generalist with experience in front-end and back-end systems, data analytics, team building, and agile development. He has been doing development work for over 15 years. His recent experience at a larger startup exposed him to many aspects of a startup environment and inspired him to seek co-founders for his next opportunity.

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    Matt Crawford
    COO & Co-founder

    Matt joined the Mutual following a career in investment banking. While he enjoyed the financial analysis, sales aspects of deal-making and the challenging, solutions-based nature of investment banking, Matt left Wall Street to be part of an enterprise he believes in (and where he could have more fun). Prior to joining the Mutual, Matt worked for Nomura Securities and before that at Oppenheimer & Co. assisting growth companies raise capital.

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    Ron Gonen
    Board of Advisors

    Ron is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and was recently appointed Deputy Commissioner for recycling and sustainability in NYC by the Bloomberg administration

    Co-founder of Recyclebank and CEO from 2004-2010

    Co Founder/Managing Director of Healthy Planet

    Founding Partner of Linhardt Design Studio

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    Seth Farbman
    Board of Advisors

    Global Chief Marketing Officer for Gap, Inc

    President of OgilvyEarth from 2007-2011