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More than Me Hits its Fundraising Target with 60 Investors on

More Than Me, a Liberia based social venture is the first to meet its fundraising target on – 60 people have pooled in varied amounts from as little as $5 to fund More Than Me’s new social venture. Their ask was compelling – We’re starting a company, More Than Me, to manufacture and design laptop cases (made by local Liberian women), initially to be sold at college campus stores. We’ll use profits from sales to fund the education of girls. 50% of the kids in Liberia, West Africa are not in school — and more than half of them are girls. Without education, these girls have limited future opportunities and social mobility, thus perpetuating the cycle of poverty. More than Me’s target was to raise US$3000 and they have ended up raising a little bit more than the goal in just 30 days from 60 people. Katie Meyler, Founder of More than Me was thrilled to have her venture financed this quickly – Boom!!! We did it — or, more like, you did it! …


33needs : A Brand New Way to Raise Funds to Fix the World’s Biggest Problems

33needs is an online platform that allows social enterprises (for-profit companies in the business of doing good) to raise funds from people anywhere in the world. The funders are the everyday common people who put in small amounts of money to help social businesses to kick start or scale. This new fundraising model called crowd-financing already exist in other sectors ( for creative projects – music, flim, art) but for the first time 33needs brings this new way of raising funds to the social space, giving social enterprises a powerful platform to raise capital and for the investors a simple, direct way to do good by investing in social businesses. The 33needs model is simple: social enterprises list their projects along with a short video to pitch their idea, set a fundraising goal and an offer of sharing financial rewards for a limited period with the investors. They get a 30 or 60 days window on the platform to raise funds. If the goal is reached by the deadline, then everyone’s charged. If the goal’s …