Donate The Change is delighted to be selected as one of ConnectTVT’s 2018 50 Game Changers in the Thames Valley. Now in its third year, the programme brings together the region’s most disruptive, fast growth digital and tech players.
Donate The Change is a unique fintech business creating a real social impact revolution with its globally scalable service. When users make online, contactless, Chip & PIN, or mobile payments anywhere in the world using a Donate The Change VISA card or payment wearable, a small secondary micro donation is triggered and sent to the user’s selected charity. We pass the control to users, who can set their donation rules and a monthly cap.
There are approximately 200,000 charities in the UK and this service will be provided to them for free, in essence turning every transaction into a donation opportunity.
As one of the 50 Game Changers, Donate The Change, joins a community of future-facing start-ups and scale-ups, invested in the region and looking to drive change through product and service innovation.
Launched in 2016 by ConnectTVT founder, Louize Clarke, the 50 Game Changers was designed to give a voice to, and connect, the Thames Valley’s digital ecosystem.
Previous Changers include Fairsail, acquired by Sage People, Oxford Nanopore, who recently closed a £100m investment round, and Datasift, acquired by Meltwater this year.
Louize explains, “50 Game Changers is so much more than a list of highest turnover companies – it’s about those championing change. To create a thriving digital landscape, we have to encourage a diverse mix of businesses across our innovation layers. We love to give a voice to those supporting community projects, the early stage start-ups right through to those heading towards their exits.”
This year’s cohort is the strongest to date and has, collectively, secured over £55m in funding in the last 12 months. The programme is supported by Henley Business School, EY, FSE and Fora.
CEO Mike Dunn explains, “We’re proud to be game changers within the fintech space because we believe that things can be done better to support society, charities, and the good causes that are the driving force within it”