Danae explained to me in advance, “Last month, we introduced Indiegogo Life, a new service that brings the power of Indiegogo to anyone running a fundraiser for emergencies, medical expenses, celebrations or other life events.”
“With Indiegogo Life, we are delivering the necessary tools for families, friends, and even strangers around the world to connect and support one another . We are committed to providing a personal and authentic service for our customers to help themselves or a loved one – both financially and emotionally,” she continued.
Danae says, the site is already getting traction and having impact, “Since launching Indiegogo Life, people have launched seen thousands of terrific fundraisers. Just last week, there was a fundraiser created by the man behind Humans of NY. He has raised over $850,000 to help an inspiring principal of an inner-city school in Brooklyn send her 6th grade students to Harvard.”
“Our goal with Indiegogo Life is to help as many people as possible. Whether it’s a $500 fundraiser to celebrate a birthday to a $5000 fundraiser to pay for a pup’s surgery, to a $50,000 or $500,000 fundraiser to cover medical bills or send kids to Harvard, Indiegogo’s goal is to help people achieve what they need. Its not a funding contest,” she concluded.
On Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:00 Eastern, Danae will join us right here for a live discussion about the new platform at Indieogogo. Tune in here then to watch the interview live.
More about Indiegogo:
Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the largest global crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. At its core, Indiegogo is an open platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project – creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. Indiegogo was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. In 2014, the company launched Indiegogo Life, a dedicated site that brings the power of Indiegogo to people running fundraisers for medical expenses, emergencies, memorials, celebrations and other life events.
For more information, visit www.indiegogo.com and follow us at www.twitter.com/indiegogo and www.facebook.com/indiegogo.
More about Indiegogo Life
Indiegogo Life is a service that brings the power of Indiegogo to anyone running a personal fundraiser for emergencies, medical expenses, celebrations or other life events. For more information, visit life.indiegogo.com and follow us at www.twitter.com/indiegogolife and www.facebook.com/indiegogo.
Danae Ringelmann co-founded Indiegogo in 2008 with a mission to democratize fundraising and has since helped to propel the company into the world’s largest funding platform. Today, as Indiegogo’s Chief Development Officer, Danae is focused on driving total customer satisfaction and steering the company’s employee culture and value initiatives.
Prior to Indiegogo, Danae was a securities analyst at Cowen & Co. where she covered publicly traded entertainment companies including Pixar, Lionsgate, Disney and Electronic Arts. Danae also focused on cable network, NFL, newspaper and hedge fund clientele while at JPMorgan’s Investment Bank and Private Bank.
Danae was listed on Fast Company’s “Top 50 Women Innovators in Technology” in 2011, and was named one of Fortune’s “40 Under 40” in September 2013 and featured in ELLE Magazine’s Top Women in Tech in 2014. Danae frequently speaks at conferences around the world,including TEDx, Le Web and CeBIT. Danae also testified before the United States House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations on “Financing America’s Small Businesses: Innovative Ideas for Raising Capital” in June 2013.
Danae is a CFA charterholder and holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Danae graduated with a B.A. in Humanities from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead Scholar and varsity rower. She currently resides in San Francisco.