GoodBookey was 1 of 90 chosen applicants from a pool of 16,000 global applications
GoodBookey, a social impact startup based out of Raleigh, was awarded funding by Publicis, an international advertising and public relations agency. Their innovative spin on making donations to nonprofits a fun and social experience was selected from among thousands of applicants to receive funding. Additionally, as a part of the reward, GoodBookey is receiving strategic mentorship from Razorfish, one of the world’s largest interactive agencies.
“As a self-funded startup, this funding is extremely helpful to GoodBookey’s development and marketing efforts,” stated Tony Pease, GoodBookey CEO. “We truly appreciate both the strategic guidance and corporate investment of Publicis, an agency that understands the value of our app’s mission.”
Goodbookey’s presence in the tech startup space began to gain momentum in spring of 2016. During this time, Collision, another international start-up conference held in New Orleans, selected GoodBookey to be an exhibitor. Shortly afterwards, GroundWorks Labs, an accelerator run by NC Idea, selected GoodBookey to participate. This May, GoodBookey will be attending its second year of Collision.
What is GoodBookey?
Carimus Corporation, a for-profit company creating applications for social good, developed GoodBookey. Their aim is to support a wide variety of charities and help them to focus on their impact. GoodBookey’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for impactful non-profits. They do this by simulating peer-to-peer gambling on popular national and collegiate sports events.
How does it work?
The user simply selects an event, picks a charity, sets an amount, and challenges a friend. Following the event, the loser of the wager donates the full pre-determined amount to the winner’s charity. GoodBookey has a strategic partnership with Stripe, their preferred payment processor. Because of this, 97% of donations go directly to the Charity and are free of fees. Features include favoriting charities and teams, friending, easy invite linking, and donation stats. The app is free for users and the platform is free for charities.