At present, I’m saying that I’m transitioning away from my place as CEO at Indiegogo and entering into an advisory position on the finish of this month. As an advisor, I’ll be centered on serving to our group launch thrilling new initiatives within the coming months. Our mission to empower folks to unite round concepts that matter to them, and collectively carry these concepts to life nonetheless resonates with me right this moment, because it did two and half years in the past once I joined. My mandate as CEO was primarily centered on two areas: (1) recenter the corporate’s concentrate on product and (2) obtain monetary stability and rebuild the steadiness sheet.
During the last two and half years we now have accomplished simply that, innovating on our product choices in Group and Belief whereas reaching profitability and bolstering our money reserves. Recognizing we wanted to reinvest in what our neighborhood of entrepreneurs and lovers wished most, the group has been hyper centered on constructing a observe report of belief and success with our customers. Over three quarters of our group have joined below my tenure, and I’m pleased with the power, grit, and new tradition that was based throughout my time right here. Indiegogo is positioned nicely for an thrilling future so that is an opportune time to carry on new management.
I’ll be handing the reins to our CFO, Jonathan Jue, who will function Interim CEO. Jon has spent 15 years in expertise as an operator, finance chief, and guide at Fortune 500 firms and startups throughout a number of industries together with expertise, retail, and monetary providers. For the previous three and a half years he’s led Finance and Operations at Indiegogo, making ready the corporate for sustainable development and growth. Jon has been a fantastic accomplice and steward for Indiegogo throughout my tenure and I do know he and the group will take the corporate to new heights.
At present, greater than ever, Indiegogo is positioned to assist innovators and backers join with one another. Numerous entrepreneurs have launched their manufacturers and companies to world audiences and allowed backers to lean into their passions at Indiegogo. Early on within the pandemic, we launched the Native Enterprise Aid Program that helped companies affected by COVID-19 elevate over $1.6M funds, demonstrating how versatile and resourceful our group may be. I do know that this firm is poised for wonderful issues and we’ll proceed to seek for and amplify inspiring folks, tales, concepts, and merchandise from across the globe.
It’s actually been a privilege to be part of this firm and I sit up for backing many extra campaigns sooner or later.