GiveGab becomes the leader in Giving Days nationwide
BUFFALO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rand Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: RAND) (“Rand”), a venture capital company which invests in growth businesses with unique product, service or technology concepts, reported that one of its portfolio companies, GiveGab, Inc., announced its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Kimbia. Best known for its nation-wide giving day events, Kimbia has supported the fundraising efforts of thousands of nonprofits across the country through their everyday giving products and Giving Days.
“Kimbia is a pioneer and has been the leader in the giving day space, with more than $1 billion raised online for tens of thousands of nonprofits around the world,” said GiveGab’s Chief Executive Officer, Charlie Mulligan. “We’re thrilled to add their legacy and experience to our modern, secure, and user-friendly platform, and to continue to build on our absolute obsession with customer service. This acquisition will allow us to combine the very best of Kimbia with GiveGab, helping to advance the rapidly growing Giving Day market.”
The acquisition brings GiveGab closer to its goal of being the largest charitable software platform through the combined support of over 40,000 nonprofits since its inception.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to continue support of Kimbia's clients under the leadership of GiveGab going forward,” said Mark Perkins, Chief Executive Officer of Kimbia. “The industry is ripe for consolidation and we believe that GiveGab is the best fit going forward to provide innovative tools to our nonprofit partners and grow their impact on the world. GiveGab's commitment to customer service is unparalleled and we know our partners are in good hands."
Allen F. (“Pete”) Grum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rand Capital, commented, “GiveGab has grown significantly since our initial investment in 2013. It is exciting to see successful advancements of our portfolio companies, from both a financial as well as a market penetration perspective. GiveGab’s acquisition of Kimbia takes them to the next level in furthering their mission. I look forward to sharing their success in the future.”
GiveGab is modern, easy-to-use software that cultivates long-term giving relationships between nonprofits and their supporters by providing robust online fundraising, donor management, supporter engagement, Giving Days, and more. From their first Giving Day in 2015, GiveGab has since launched over 30 successful Giving Days across the country, many of which were multi-million dollar days, with several more in the works. To learn more, visit www.givegab.com.
Kimbia is an online fundraising, crowdfunding, and event platform provider for nonprofits, higher education, and community foundations. In the last ten years, organizations including American Red Cross, Smithsonian Institution, Georgetown University, Communities Foundation of Texas, GiveMN, The Boston Foundation and The Miami Foundation have raised over a billion dollars using Kimbia’s Everyday Giving, Peer-to-Peer, Events and Giving Day solutions. To learn more, visit www.kimbia.com.
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Rand Capital Corporation
Allen F. ("Pete") Grum, 716-853-0802
President and CEO
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Deborah K. Pawlowski, 716-843-3908
Karen L. Howard, 716-843-3942
Source: Rand Capital Corporation
Released January 19, 2018