The ProFounder Mission
"The Crowdfunding Platform for Entrepreneurs"
ProFounder allows entrepreneurs and small businesses raise money from their community in exchange for a share in the upside of the company. Right now, more than ever before, small businesses and startups need funding to start and grow their businesses. We believe we have the solution to the small business credit crisis by engaging the community in helping out the startups they know and love.
ProFounder is a new way of crowdfunding startups and small businesses through friends, family, and social network/community involvement online. There is a huge gap and need for funding for startups/small businesses right now and ProFounder has an innovative solution for it.
Co-Founded in August by Jessica Jackley (Previously Co-Founder of Kiva, the world's first peer2peer microfinance site) and Dana Mauriello (previously an entrepreneur with heavy experiences. We are all passionate about entrepreneurship and its transformative power in the world.
We are heavily advised by Cory Ondrejka, Co-Founder of SecondLife and Chris Larsen, Founder and CEO of Prosper.com
Life at ProFounder
Fun! Always-changing environment, traveling to SF and back quite often, but mostly working at our office/house from Palo Alto. This is the extreme end of early stage and we love it ;-). There aren't set hours or "corporate rules"--simply do what is needed to get the job done!