- for collectives
- for submitting expenses and invoices to a collective
- for backers (individuals and organizations)
- for hosts
Where can I read more about Open Collective?
Our blog is a good place to read more about Open Collective: https://medium.com/open-collective. Few blog posts to highlight:
- A New Form of Association for the Internet Generation that talks about the original idea for Open Collective and the need to provide a new form of association that can be created as easily as a Facebook group and that gets out of the way, so that communities can focus on their purpose.
- A New Way to Fund Open Source Projects that talks about why simply putting a PayPal email doesn't work to raise funds for an open source community
- Ten Steps to Successful Open Source Crowdfunding: money doesn't magically falls down from trees. This post provides a list of tips and tricks to be successful at fundraising for your open source project.
See also our About Page.
About the company
What's the status of your company?
We are a US based C corp registered in the Delaware.
When did you start?
Where are you based?
Our team is distributed between New York City, Toronto, Guadalajara, Brussels and Berlin.
How much money have you raised and who are your investors?
We raised a total of $2,815,000 so far ($815k on convertible notes in 2015-2016, $2M Series Seed in June 2017)
- $250k General Catalyst (SF/NYC/Boston, Hemant Taneja)
- $50k Jonathan Siegel (can't pin down his location)
- $50k Belcube (Brussels)
- $50k Tony Jamous (London, Nexmo)
- $25k Eric Nadalin (London, Nexmo)
- $25k Brian Larson (SF, engineer at Google, Twitter)
- $15k Guillermo Rauch (SF/Buenos Aires, socket.io)
- $10k Dries Buytaert (Boston, Drupal)
- $10k Underscore.vc (Boston)
- $5k Toon Vanagt (Brussels, data.be)
- $5k Xavier Corman (Brussels, Edebex)
- $5k Personal friend
We did a follow up round of $315k in July 2016 (SAFE, $8M cap) with:
- $100k Ricardo Gorodisch (Argentina, President Foundation Kaleidos)
- $50k Pete Koomen (SF, Cofounder/CTO Optimizely)
- $25k Jim Payne (NYC, Cofounder MoPub, EIR Accel Partners)
- $25k Caesar Sengupta (Bay Area, VP Product Management at Google)
- $20k Gautam Gandhi (India, Entrepreneur, former Head New Business Development India at Google)
- $15k Tom Brown (FinTech lawyer, partner at Paul Hastings, former VP at Visa )
- $15k Sam De Brouwer (SF, TEDxSanFrancisco)
- $15k Vadim (NYC/Bay Area/Buenos Aires)
- $10k John Kobs (SF, Entrepreneur/CEO at ApartmentList)
- $10k Nicolas Wittenborn (Berlin, principal at point 9 venture)
- $10k Derek Parham (NYC, deputy CTO at Hillary For America)
- $10k Henry Bridge (NYC, Director of Product at Hillary For America)
- $10k Antoine Perdaens (Belgium, Cofounder/CEO at KnowledgePlaza)
- $1M James Cham, Roy Bahat, Karin Klein (Bloomberg Beta)
- $350k Angel list syndicate lead by Dave Eisenberg and Nadia Eghbal
- $200k Nicholas Chirls (Notation Capital)
- $150k Dave Eisenberg
- $100k Semil Shah (Haystack.vc)
- $40k Armin Steuernagel (Purpose.ag)
- $35k Ramy Adeeb (1984.vc)
- $25k John Kobs (SF, Entrepreneur/CEO at ApartmentList)
- $25k Randy Reddig (Square)
- $25k Noah Weiss
- $20k Jack Herrick (WikiHow.com)
- $10k Kyle Wild (Keen.io)
- $10k Sam Gerstenzang
- $10k David King