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BrightFunds Brings an Investment Approach to Individual Philanthropy

Thumbnail image for BrightFundsLogoSm.jpgThis post is part of our live coverage of FinovateSpring 2013.

Our final presenter ahead of the break is BrightFunds. The company’s innovation addresses a growing need in online charitable giving.
“Bright Funds offers a simple, elegant tool to the financial services sector for effective charitable giving management. With Bright Funds, individuals create personalized giving portfolios and contribute to thoroughly researched funds of highly effective nonprofits addressing the greatest challenges of our time. Bright Funds combines the power of research, the reliability of a trusted financial service, and the convenience of centralized contributions and tax reporting.”
Product Launched: Beta November 2012; official launch May 2013
HQ Location: San Francisco, California
Company Founded: February 2012
Metrics: Raised $350,000; 4 full-time employees; thousands of members; signed enterprise partners
Twitter: @BrightFunds
Presenting Ty Walrod (CEO & Co-Founder) and Rutul Dave (Chief Products & Marketing & Co-Founder)