Robert Wolfe

Co-Founder & CEO, CrowdRise


Robert Wolfe, CrowdRise’s CEO, co-founded CrowdRise in 2010 with the goal to make raising money for charity fun...or at least not miserable. Alongside and his partners Edward Norton, Shauna Robertson and his brother Jeffro Wolfe, Robert has grown CrowdRise into the largest crowdfunding platform for good. Millions of regular people, charitable organizations, companies, events and celebrities use CrowdRise as the home for everything they do to give back.

CrowdRise topped Mashable's list of "Most Innovative Crowdfunding Platforms" and was named a "Top 25 Best Global Philanthropist" by Barron's. CrowdRise was higher on the list than Oprah. Brands like Patagonia, Mozilla, the Knot, United Airlines, The Huffington Post, Eventbrite, etc, use CrowdRise to exponentially increase the impact of their charitable work through the site's incentive-driven, user-friendly tools and game theory. The ING New York City Marathon, the Skoll Foundation, Red Cross and Unicef are just a few of the organizations that use CrowdRise as their official friend-to-friend fundraising platform.

Before CrowdRise, Robert started Moosejaw, one of the world's leading outdoor, multi-channel retailers with over $75 million a year in sales through its retail shops, website, and catalogs.

The New York Times, Forrester Research, IBM, Advertising Age, Internet Retailer, and Entrepreneur Magazine, and, to date, exactly 1,154,787 other publications, have recognized Robert as an innovator in social commerce, crowdsourcing, nonsensical marketing, emerging technologies and other nice sounding things.

Perhaps most importantly, Robert is a world-renowned breakdancer and is the only consistent, top-ten finisher who still uses an old school cardboard pad.

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