DOING GOOD HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER

Through Founders Pledge, you commit to donating a small % of your personal proceeds upon exit to charity.

We've streamlined the process so you can easily support the causes you're passionate about and get back to focusing on your business.

A network of likeminded people.

Founders Pledge isn't just about helping charities. It’s about bringing people together. Getting them to talk to each other and connect around common causes - and actually take part in that change. Pledge today and join a rapidly growing network of successful founders and investors who've all made the same commitment. Our process is simple, quick and secure.
29 EXIT DONATIONS
$11m
870 COMPANIES VALUED AT
$160b
1030 PLEDGES WORTH
$342m

FOUNDERS WHO'VE PLEDGED

Join our global community who've all committed to do good by pledging to support the social causes they’re passionate about.

Miguel McKelveyCo-founder, WeWork
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Dan MacklinFounder, SoFi
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José NevesFounder & CEO of Farfetch
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Founders Pledge is a revolutionary approach to early stage philanthropy.

José Neves, Founder & CEO of Farfetch

Brynne KennedyFounder & CEO of MOVE Guides
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Pierre ValadeFounder, Sunrise
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Kris GaleCo-founder
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Ben MedlockCo-founder & CTO of Swiftkey
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Nicolas CaryCo-founder of Blockchain
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Founders Pledge aligns with my core values and I'm proud to make a public pledge of support for important causes.

Nicolas Cary, Co-founder of Blockchain

Uma ValetiFounder
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Sarah WoodFounder, Unruly
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John SunCo-Founder
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William MarshallFounder
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Alex DepledgeCo-founder & CEO of Hassle.com
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Mustafa SuleymanCo-founder of Google DeepMind
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Andrew MullingerCo-founder & Director of Funding Circle
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MAKING THE PLEDGE

Designed for entrepreneurs at any stage of their journey, Founders Pledge is an end-to-end solution even if your exit is quite a ways off. Since our launch in June 2015, we’ve grown into a global community that spans 25 countries and more than 850 members, all of whom have pledged at least 2% of their exit proceeds.

And don’t worry - if you don’t exit, you don't give. For now it’s just a simple commitment to do good.

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    IT'S SIMPLE

    Our signing process is straight forward and can be completed in a few mins online.

    You can select and change your charities at any point - even after you pledge.

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    IT'S PERSONAL

    You’re making a commitment to donate a small percentage of your personal proceeds.

    The pledge isn’t tied to company equity and doesn’t require board or investor approval.

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    IT'S EFFECTIVE

    When you exit, the full amount of your donation goes to the charities of your choice.

    We don’t charge any fees or commissions and funds can be deployed anywhere in the world.

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BEN MEDLOCK
CO-FOUNDER, SWIFTKEY

Engaging in philanthropy following a successful exit is one way a founder can recognise the good fortune inherent in success and 'give something back'.

I learned about Founders Pledge a year or so before my own exit, and quickly saw the value in both encouraging founders to commit to giving, and also providing a framework to facilitate the effective use of donations.

BEN MEDLOCK
CO-FOUNDER, SWIFTKEY
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ALEX DEPLEDGE
FOUNDER AND CEO, HASSLE.com

What I most liked about the process was that I was locked in. Sounds daft or even slightly scary, I know, but how many times do you think ‘oh I am totally going to do that’ and then it somehow falls down your priority list and you never get around to it.

I know if I hadn’t signed a Founders Pledge, that would have been me too.

ALEX DEPLEDGE
FOUNDER AND CEO, HASSLE.com
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SARAH WOOD
FOUNDER, UNRULY

Altruism is always a combination of emotional and rational motivations, and it gives our lives a purpose.

Seeing Founders Pledge apply data-science to charitable giving was fascinating and really reaffirmed that this initiative was the one for me.

SARAH WOOD
FOUNDER, UNRULY
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DAVID GOLDBERG

Co-founder and CEO, Founders Pledge

Growing a successful business is hard. Doing good doesn’t have to be.

Founders Pledge isn't just about the money that’s generated, it’s about connecting people and taking them on a journey as philanthropists and leaders. I see so many of society’s most innovative thinkers and doers consumed with the day-to-day of their businesses, while charities around the world continue to struggle with our most pervasive societal challenges.

Founders Pledge is the easiest and most effective way for tech founders to come together and give to those in need.

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THE BENEFITS OF PLEDGING

Wrapping your head around international tax law or doing a comparative analysis of the charitable sector is hard work. Our team is great at it. We’ve stripped away the barriers to giving, so you can focus on the bigger picture of your impact.

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DO IT FOR YOU

Pledging gives you access to a global network of like-minded founders who’ve all made the same committment to give. You’ll be able to join our members-only events, monthly dinners, global forums, meet-ups, and field trips, and perhaps start a conversation that could end up changing the world.

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DO IT FOR SOCIETY

A small commitment made today can have a significant impact in the future. Together with some of the most innovative and forward-thinking people in the tech industry, you’ll create a ripple effect that will get more of the community giving, maximising the impact of your donations.

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DO IT FOR PEACE OF MIND

A donation through Founders Pledge helps you give to charity in a tax-responsible and outcome-driven way. We take care of all of the logistics, from sourcing, to vetting, to deployment, and impact reporting -- and everything you haven’t thought of yet. As a UK registered charity we can provide tax relief locally and deploy your funds globally, all at no cost.

 

WE LIKE TO TALK IN PLAIN ENGLISH

Take a look at our "Plain-English" pledge agreement to see how simple it is.

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