Change.org is getting some major support from tech billionaires to create real social movements.
LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is leading a $30 million funding round for the site in what he said in a post on LinkedIn was his largest personal impact investment to date.
Bill Gates and Y Combinator’s Sam Altman are also investing in Change.org in this round, Change.org CEO Ben Rattray said in a blog post.
“As a society, we should be doing everything we can to build powerful, easy-to-use civic spaces where upstarts and idealists can effectively challenge entrenched interests. Where people believe their participation makes a real difference. Where every day, in transparent fashion, individual citizens can join forces in highly democratic efforts to make the world a better place,” Hoffman wrote in his LinkedIn post. “That’s why I’m making this investment in Change.org.” Read more…
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