GoFundMe is a crowdfunding platform enabling people to raise money for different life events. Users can create their online donation website and share it with friends and family using GoFundMe's built-in connections to Facebook, Twitter and email. The service charges an automatic 5% fee on all online donations collected. Donations go directly into a user's PayPal account to ensure instant and secure access to all money collected.

San Diego, US
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354 (est)+3%
GoFundMe was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Diego, US
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Key People/Management at GoFundMe

Rob Solomon

Rob Solomon

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chi-Chao Chang

Chi-Chao Chang

Chief Technology Officer
Raquel Rozas

Raquel Rozas

Chief Marketing Officer
Hoang Vuong

Hoang Vuong

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Daniel Gordon

Daniel Gordon

VP of Trust, Policy, and Communications

GoFundMe Office Locations

GoFundMe has offices in Redwood City, New York, Dublin, Berlin and in 5 other locations
San Diego, US (HQ)
1010 Second Avenue Suite 1770
Redwood City, US
855 Jefferson Ave
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GoFundMe Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

GoFundMe Operating Metrics

May, 2016Oct, 2016Jun, 2017Nov, 2017

Crowd-sourced Funding

$2 b$3 b$4 b$5 b


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GoFundMe Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
YouCaring April 04, 2018
CrowdRise (95)January 10, 2017
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GoFundMe News and Updates

Waffle House shooting hero James Shaw Jr. has raised more than $110,000 for victims of the attack — and the internet is returning the favor

Alleged gunman Travis Reinking opened fire at a Waffle House just outside Nashville, Tennessee, early Sunday morning. Four people were killed in the attack and several others were injured. James Shaw Jr., 29, is being hailed a hero for disarming Reinking during the shooting when the gunman stopped…

How to help Waffle House shooting victims—and hero James Shaw Jr.

James Shaw Jr. is a hero. Not only did he put his life on the line to tackle an AR-15-wielding gunman who killed four people at a Nashville-area Waffle House, but he then used his newfound status to shine a spotlight on the victims. After being treated for a minor gunshot wound, he created a … Cont…

Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant

A homeless man has been charged with murder in the death of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse

A student shot 5 times while protecting his classmates during the Parkland school shooting finally got out of the hospital

Anthony Borges, who was shot five times while shielding his fellow classmates with his body during the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has finally been released from the hospital.  Borges is the last of the injured to be discharged, nearly two months after the devast…

GoFundMe keeps gobbling up competitors, says it’s “very good for the market”

Crowdfunding leader GoFundMe has agreed to acquire upstart rival YouCaring, the companies announced late yesterday, bringing further consolidation to an already concentrated industry. The companies declined to disclose the terms of the deal, beyond indicating that YouCaring’s brand would over time b…

Andrew McCabe has a GoFundMe page to raise money for his legal defense — and it's already raised far more than it asked for

Andrew McCabe, the former deputy FBI director who was fired on March 16, is bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations for his legal defense fund. A GoFundMe page started on behalf of McCabe on Thursday soared past $350,000 by early Friday morning, nearly 12 hours after it launched…
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