Change.org, the global petition platform, raised an over $30m funding round.
The round was led by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, with participation from Bill Gates and Sam Altman. In conjunction with the funding, Nancy Lublin, founder of Crisis Text Line, Allen Blue, a product leader and co-founder of LinkedIn, Sarah Imbach, a COO at 23andMe after leadership roles at PayPal and LinkedIn, and Joe Greenstein, co-founder of Flixster and an advisor to Change.org, will join Change.org’s board.
The company will use the funds to build out our platform to expand from petitions into movements, and scale its new crowdfunding and membership revenue lines.
Founded in 2007 by Ben Rattray, Change.org is a social impact platform that enables people to run and support petitions and supporters, government and business to engage with their constituents and consumers, and journalists to source stories and cover campaigns.
To date, the platform has attracted nearly 200 million users in 196 countries.
The company will soon complete the process of transitioning from a certified B-corporation, to a public benefit corporation (PBC).