Y Combinator-Backed Prizeo Helps Celebrities Tap Their Fans For Charity Fundraising

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http://techcrunch.com – Prizeo is a startup aiming to channel celebrities’ social media influence into funding for charity. Co-founders Bryan Baum and Leo Seigal are familiar with the fundraising world, having founded the Aloysius Society, a student philanthropy organization, while at Oxford. (That’s also where they met their co-founder and CTO Andrej Pancik.) They say the group raised more than $1 million at its charity events, but Baum argued that ultimately, the model was “not scalable.” The fundraisers are often driven by the chance to meet or win prizes from celebrities, but “even i (IT news)