Founders: Marco Zaugg (CEO) and Tsuyoshi Ito (CTO)
Founded when and where: Founded in June 2015, Zurich, Switzerland.
Your solution in short: RaiseNow is a leading digital fundraising solution provider. We empower local and international charities, corporate foundations, universities and even individuals to raise funds faster, cheaper and more convenient.
What we do and how we do it: RaiseNow supports ambitious fundraisers to grow their online and mobile fundraising. We provide solutions for all digital touch points – from SMS donations and mobile phone apps right up to peer-to-peer event fundraising and donation forms. We integrate your email and social media channels and make everything tightly work with your existing fundraising and donor database.
RaiseNow’s customers include over 200 of the world’s top non-profit organisations and social enterprises including Medecins sans Frontières, Save the Children, Red Cross and Amnesty International. Our customers range from some of the most respected non-profit organisations in the world to high-growth social good startups such as crowdfunding platform operators.
Markets: We currently have customers in 10 countries incl. USA, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland.
Number of employees: 15
Funding: Series A closed in April 2017 with lead investor PostFinance.
Awards: “Top 10 Fintech startup in Switzerland”, Swiss Fintech Award 2016
Why Switzerland is a great place to be a fintech startup: Innovative financial market environment, highest average amount of donation per individual per year in Europe, strong international NPO and NGO base in Geneva, Bern and Zurich.