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GoFundMe

GoFundMe is a Redwood City, California-based company founded in 2010 by Andy Ballester.

About

GoFundMe is the world’s largest fundraising platform, helping people, causes, and charities raise money fast and efficiently.

Funding

GoFundMe has raised a total of — in funding over 1 round. This was a Series A round raised on Jul 2, 2015.

GoFundMe is funded by 6 investors. TCV and Accel are the most recent investors.

GoFundMe has acquired 3 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Classy on Jan 13, 2022.

Timeline

January 29, 2020
GoFundMe announces that Rob Solomon, who has been the CEO for the last five years, is stepping down from the role and is getting replaced by Tim Cadogan, currently the CEO of programmatic advertising platform OpenX.
October 15, 2019
GoFundMe launches free platform for nonprofits and charities.

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Shira Ovide
June 21, 2021
www.nytimes.com
Online charity drives help some in need, but don't expect them to fill the gaps in the social safety net.
Science X staff
June 17, 2021
phys.org
During the first several months of the pandemic--when communities locked down, jobs were lost, PPE was scarce and store shelves were cleared --thousands of people turned to online crowdfunding to meet their needs.
Carol Solis
June 16, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Ontario woman Carol Solis offers donation-based services to businesses looking for training to learn techniques, skills, tips, and secrets to...
Charlotte Shane
May 18, 2021
www.nytimes.com
Despite all assertions that the site isn't powered by its sexual content, the platform is synonymous with porn. What is it really?
By Jon Ironmonger
April 14, 2021
BBC News
More than £186,000 was raised on a GoFundMe page set up after Mary Agyapong died with Covid-19.
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