Tuesday January 21, 2020

GoFundMe chief: Irish ‘are top of the giving parade’

Rob Solomon describes this country as ‘a fast-growing market’ for the hugely successful crowdfunding platform he leads

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
31st March, 2019
Rob Solomon, chief executive of crowdfunding site GoFundMe Picture: Fergal Phillips

Ireland is the most generous nation on GoFundMe, according to its chief executive Rob Solomon. One in ten people here has made donations on the crowdfunding platform, compared to one in 15 in the United States and one in 13 in Britain.

“I expect, in the next two to three years, we’ll be the world’s largest giving organisation,” Solomon said.

“Ireland is a fast-growing market for us. We’re seeing 50 per...

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