PLEDGERS

Meet the founders who have pledged

Founders Pledge is a global community of entrepreneurs who’ve all pledged to support a charity they’re passionate about. Each of our members has their own story and personal reasons for pledging.

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David GarfieldCo-founder
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David GiampaoloFounder
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David HicksonFounder
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Doug ScottFounder of Potential
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Ed HardyCo-founder
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Ed WrayCo-founder & Investor
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Ed RexFounder & CEO of Jukedeck
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Emma-Jane CrossCo-founder
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Fabrice GrindaCo-founder & Investor
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I am thrilled to be a part of the Founders Pledge, which should be a no-brainer for every tech entrepreneur going forward.

Fabrice Grinda, Co-founder & Investor

Fergal WalkerCo-founder
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Floris WolswijkCo-founder
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Frank MeehanCo-founder of SmartUp.io
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Frank LampenCo-founder of Independents United
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Freddy KellyCo founder
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Zeynep ŞenerFounder
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Freddy MacnamaraFounder & CEO, Cuvva
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Gesche HaasFounder
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Xavier LouisCo-founder & Chief Product Officer of Peak
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Graeme RisbyCo-founder & CEO of HiyaCar
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Guy WestlakeCo-founder
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Henry Lane FoxCo-founder
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Husayn KassaiCEO & Co-Founder
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Will McQuillanPartner, Frontline Ventures
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Ilan AbehasseraFounder
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Victor DillardFounder
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By taking the Founders Pledge, I am supporting other causes dear to me, which gives me even more energy and ambition to succeed.

Victor Dillard, Founder

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LIFE AFTER EXIT

What happens after I exit?

Our in-house research team will be here to support. Whatever your values and interest, we’ll work with you to identify high-impact donation opportunities, based on the latest research and evidence.

See what our members say about the process:

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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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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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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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