Open Collective
Open Collective

E2C

PROJECT

Support our work with media and education as we transition from a privately owned company to a structure that allows us to share power and revenue with you.

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

-$20.00 USD
Paid
Charge #93844
-$20.00 USD
Paid
Charge #89934
-$6,000.00 USD
Paid
Invoice #84297
$
Today’s balance

$24,202.06 USD

Total raised

$30,242.45 USD

Total disbursed

$6,040.39 USD

About


Support our media and education projects -- our e2c website, our e2c videos, our e2c podcast, and our learning series -- as we transition from a privately owned company to a structure that allows us to share power and revenue with you. Learn more at: https://opencollective.com/e2c


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What does exit to community (e2c) mean?
Exit to Community (E2C) is an effort to develop alternatives to the standard model of the startup “exit.” Rather than simply aiming for an acquisition by a more established company or a public stock offering, startups can mature into ownership by their community of stakeholders.

- Nathan Schneider, Director of the Media Enterprise Design Lab

Challenging business as usual.

Many tech founders are forced to give away ownership and control to investors in order to get money as a start-up. Open Collective is different.

We raised money from people who agreed:
  • Investors get paid back slowly and can’t make us exploit people to create huge profits.
  • Investors do NOT control the platform.
Transparent finances

Open Collective launched in 2016 and raised $3M of seed investment. The platform became profitable in 2020. See our investors and term sheets here.
Today, Open Collective is a tech platform that enables a network of:


600+ nonprofits, co-ops, and fiscal hosts to support 7000+ groups to raise and spend $35 million each year with full transparency

How can we repay our investors, support our founders, and practice financial self-determination?

How can we future-proof our mission?

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Join us as we transition from a privately owned company to a structure that allows us to share power and revenue with you.



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