Future Fundr – Crowdsource your future
Futurefundr happened at the Fall 2014 M-Hacks. It was created with the premise of treating people as corporations (and not the other way around) and allowing people to invest in the futures and causes people represent.
FutureFundr was inspired by the realization that people, given the time and resources are capable of great things. Most of us are so caught up in our jobs and the monotony of day to day life that higher ambitions are seldom realized. I wanted to create a platform that would sponsor individuals to support themselves and their cause with as they live out their dream.
The flip side to this equation is the the investor. Yes, they are doing something to make a difference in the world by choosing to fund an individual / cause. However, we’ve taken it a step further.
FutureFundr quantifies an individual’s ability to return on investment over time. This return can be financial, philanthropic, or otherwise. But we collect data on the individual and incorporate it into their profile. Investors can assess people in the same way they would a stock.