One World Business
Slava Rubin shares how he has revolutionized crowdsourcing by creating Indiegogo.com, raising millions of dollars for charities and funds through their digital platform. He unfolds his story of stumbling upon the idea to solve a problem in society, a problem that big league platforms like MySpace and Facebook weren’t even close to achieving. Today, Indiegogo.com helps over 200,000 businesses and foundations a month to raise capital.
28:37 | 2014
Slava Rubin is Co-founder of humbition, an early-stage operators venture fund built by founders, for founders. Slava also founded Indiegogo, a company dedicated to empowering people from all over the world to make their ideas a reality. As CEO for over 10 years from inception in 2006, Slava grew Indiegogo from an idea to over 500,000 campaigns and more than $1B distributed around the world. Slava represented the crowdfunding industry at the White House during the signing of the JOBS Act and has helped navigate bringing equity crowdfunding to the American public.
Before Indiegogo, Slava was a strategy consultant working on behalf of clients such as MasterCard, Goldman Sachs and FedEx. He is also the founder of "Music Against Myeloma," an annual charity event that raises funds and awareness for cancer research in partnership with the International Myeloma Foundation. Slava is currently a member of the board for NYSE traded (WSO) Watsco Inc., and privately held, Indiegogo.