Another Berkeley MBA doing what she loves and making a big difference: The desire to democratize capital spurred alumna Danae Ringelmann to co-found Indiegogo, now one of the world's leading crowdfunding platforms.
More than 200,000 funding campaigns have used Indiegogo since its founding in 2008, and the platform itself has just secured another $40 million in funding, contributing to Danae being named one of Elle's Most Influential Women in Technology.
"In order to change the world, I wanted to be in an environment that would really allow me to think big and to experiment," says Danae of her decision to pursue entrepreneurship and to earn her Berkeley MBA. She met one of her co-founders, Eric Schell, in the full-time MBA program and says, "When the rest of the world was calling us crazy, Haas was there to say, 'Keep going. Keep iterating.'"
Danae shares her story and her connection to the Berkeley-Haas Defining Principle of Question the Status Quo above, and you can learn more about entrepreneurship at Berkeley-Haas by visiting the website for our Lester Center.