But the origins go back further, to 2010, when the founding team, classmates and friends since they were young, founded an NGO to carry out cooperation projects in engineering. For 18 months, we worked with other associations, NGOs, the government and other social entities to develop projects that could change many lives. But in many cases, they never came to fruition due to a lack of funding.
That’s when we realised there were many others just like us, focused on developing projects that could solve the large-scale problems in the world. However very few had focused on funding all of these projects in an efficient, elegant, sustainable manner.
In 2011 we started to create a new fundraising channel for all of these projects. A different path that doesn’t depend on the government and brings value to all involved.
That’s how the idea came about in 2012 to create technology to unite a new fundraising system, crowdfunding, with a sector that is growing around the world, e-commerce.
After some months of deveopment, at the end of 2017 we jumped into the offline world and we launched the Social Round Up, the new fundraising system that allows to make micro-donations at physical commercial establishments everytime we pay with card.
- And what if we could make a micro donation every time we use our card?