The World's First CrowdRaising Platform

CrowdRaising is crowdfunding's younger, cooler cousin. Pledge time, instead of money, in exchange for rewards. Join a community that grows by raising one another.

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Our Story

September 2012

Ideation

After several years of noticing a trend toward open innovation, we begin to see that we can find new scalable business models in that field.
March 2013

Ideaphore

We founded ideaphore. Our mission as a startup is to find and test new business models in the field of open innovation.
2013 - 2016

Experiments

Ideaphore launches several open innovation experiments idea sharing; ideation contests; ideas meet money group; and crowdfunding to fight patent trolls
October 2016

Pivot

Continuing to learn from our customers and re-reading all of our customer development interviews, the idea for crowdraising.co suddendly hit us square in the face.
February 2017

Meta Campaign

We moved quickly to launch an MVP for crowdraising. The best way to explain our concept and value: crowdraise for the crowdraising.co project itself.
Feb, March 2017

Customer Development

We will use your pledged time to help us plan, test, and build the best crowdraising platform we can build. This includes customer development inerviews, beta testing, business development, and much more.
       Plan Going Forward
April 2017

Upgrades

We'll re-launch with a full-blown crowdraising platform with our launch partners, ready for anyone to use. We plan to include features that will allow organizers to do customer development interviews and surveys right in the platform. Yeah, we'll be moving FAST!
August 2017

Scaling

After getting the product right and proving our value (with your help), we'll create and share with you detailed fundraising and scaling plans.
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Our Team

Maxim Price

Co-founder
By trade, Max is an I.P. attorney and computer scientist - a veteran of the smartphone patent wars. He has been running ideaphore full time since 2014. He likes to break stuff just to put it back together again.

Marika Szczech

Co-founder
Marika lives at that strange intersection between litigation attorney, accountant, and graphic designer - a free spirit trapped in the body of a detail-oriented type-A.

Maksim Kogan

Co-Founder
The data Wolf. Maks is the guy you call when you need data processed and analyzed before the wife comes home and finds Marvin in the garage. A cool-under-pressure data scientist and all around tech badass.

Naveen Mishra

Co-Founder
Aside from founding and growing an electric Motorcycle startup, Naveen has done innovation and AI decision-making work for companies like PepsiCo and Nestle. Our theory is that he is built entirely out of motivation and runs on work, so we keep giving him more work.

Veronica Price

Community Builder
Veronica is a professional event planner, marketer and photographer. Once tasked with creating learning seminars for universities and small businesses in New York, her new mission is to help startups & artists raise crowds.

You

Our Crowd
A startup is nothing without its crowd. Everyone who pledges time is a member of our team. But only most of you will get a cute nickname.

Advisory Board

Mark Bernstein

Advisor
Mark is a former CEO of Xerox PARC, OI SVP at Samsung, and innovation consultant to Silicon Valley tech companies. We think that makes him OGE (original gangster of entrepreneurialism).

Eugene Ivanov

Advisor
Eugene is an open innovation practitioner and writer. Open innovation runs through Eugene's veins. Formerly of Innocentive and Shire HGT before that, Eugene is now a global open innovation consultant (also a damn good ballroom dancer).

Ron Spinelli

Advisor
We call him the tech whisperer. Ron has made a career of working with inventors of new technologies to build (sometimes save) successful businesses. Now, he makes New York more energy efficient one building owner at a time.