PocketChange

Social media that makes things better.

Built to empower people & brands to take action, add perspective, & start a movement with anyone. Our tech uses AI for micro-donation from Instagram, Twitter, News etc. without ever leaving your screen. All donations 3x today, plus win $1000! See image 6.
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Bryan TanigawaDenver, CO
It’s incredible to imagine what the world could look like if everyone took part in micro donations. But the way PocketChange has been explained to me goes beyond a compilation of small actions. The app is also able to empower the individual user. If giving to a cause is this simple, then it begs the question: what other ways in our lives can we make a difference, specifically ways that are easier than we presume? That’ll get you thinking. I also love the aspect of building community and dialogue through the app. Honestly that’s something the world could use more of. They have an amazing product which I expect will continue to grow.
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Reyn Aubrey
Maker
Denver, CO - CEO @ PocketChange
@bryantanigawa Thank you Bryan - the community piece is my favorite too. What's the quote: if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far go together. That's exactly what it is for me.
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Stormer SantanaFounder, Scoutr Sports
This is a refreshing idea! The ability to tangibly impact change vs just reposting something on social media is the direction I hope all social goes. I like the Financial Efficiency portion as added transparency into where dollars are going. Just a thought: It would be great if I could create my own annual charitable schedule when creating an account. Example: "I want to donate $500 this year", PocketChange will remind me or automatically to donate to my causes each month to reach that annual donation goal. I think having the user establish a donation goal at the beginning of the experience would encourage them to spend their already 'committed dollars'. At the end of the year, I would love to see a dashboard or infographic of my donations, my tax write-off impact, and how my dollars were used at the underlying charities. Excited to see where this goes!
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Christian Dooley
Maker
Head of Operations - PocketChange
@stormshow Love that idea! We are definitely looking to build out the personal finance side of the platform to help people more seamlessly build charitable action into your daily life. A reoccurring amount based on personal preferences seems like a great way to get people started even if its $5 a month. The impact graph would be awesome too! Looking to pull some inspiration from Spotify Year in Review on some creative ways to roll this out. Appreciate the great feedback and support!
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Love this product! We need a new paradigm in social media - one that is used for good, not for creating more divisions or feelings of inadequacy.
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Reyn Aubrey
Maker
Denver, CO - CEO @ PocketChange
@chenoa_farnsworth Yes!! Could not agree more
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Christian Dooley
Maker
Head of Operations - PocketChange
Hello Hunters! The team and I are so excited to officially launch PocketChange on Product Hunt and put on this challenge for you to win $1,000! Please leave questions and feedback below, we'd love to hear your thoughts. In the meantime, here is a bit of our story below if you are interested. Cheers and happy Giving Tuesday! The concept was born almost 4 years ago with a viral video on Facebook about a disaster. Everyone was responding with 'sad emojis' and leaving comments saying 'sending prayers!' or 'how can I help?' Simply put, there is a Like button, a Comment button, and a Share button... but where is the Take Action button??? Since then we hit the ground running. We started as freshmen in college working to reverse engineer the most idealistic and simple form of doing good for the world- clicking a button. We first developed a chrome extension to add a micro-donation button to Facebook. This evolved into a proprietary machine learning algorithm to predict what causes a piece of content is talking about. People loved the idea of clicking a button to help, but wanted to be sure money was going to the right place- so we built a world-class charity selection process to vet top charities actually solving world problems at the root. Then we realized everyone uses their phones (🤦‍♂️)- so we built the first ever way to instantly take action from apps like Instagram, Twitter, News etc. without ever leaving your screen. But donating wasn't enough- people care about people. So we built our own social platform to connect, share, discuss, and build the cause identity you want in this world. And here we are! We continued to work through countless, and I mean countless failures, bumps in the road, and iterations to get where we are today. We set out to build the platform we believe can truly change the world. A platform that combines capitalism with altruism, finance with charity, identity with action. A place to connect people, brands & charity for a common goal. A place where your voice means tangible change. A platform built from the ground up to empower you, whoever you may be. All love from the PocketChange team! - Leo, Reese, Jay, Zu, Cole, JC, Milena, Sedak, Grace, Reyn, Dooley & the countless helping hands along the way 💙🤘 ________ 🏆PRODUCT HUNT GIVEAWAY CHALLENGE🏆 In honor of this day for generosity we are launching on Product Hunt with our giving Tuesday Giveaway! Win $1,000 just by getting 5 followers on PocketChange. -$500 to a charity of your choice -$500 cash for you To secure your entry, hop on our app and do the following... - gain 5 followers= 1 Entry - gain 7 followers= 2 Entries - gain 20 followers= 5 entries Giving Tuesday Bonus: 3X all donations you make today! Leave a comment or message us directly and we will verify your entry. Make sure to invite your friends to follow you and make some PocketChanges while you’re at it! ________ (This challenge will last 72 hours from 12:00 PST 12/1/20 to 12:00 PST 12/4/20. We will announce the winner on Instagram live and contact you. You will have 48 hours to reply before we select another winner.)
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Reyn Aubrey
Maker
Denver, CO - CEO @ PocketChange
@christian_dooley SO excited!
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Reyn Aubrey
Maker
Denver, CO - CEO @ PocketChange
So excited to be launching on product hunt! Happy to answer all questions, let's do some good today!
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Jasmind ThomasUX & Digital Marketing at a SaaS startup
@reyn_aubrey Nice job!
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Jared AlsterFounder & marketer.
I've been an early user of PocketChange and absolutely love the concept. There is a human need to 'do good' but charitable giving is usually only done a couple times a year, at best. This app changes that behavior, by making it super easy to support any cause in the moment, for just a quarter or a few bucks. Highly recommend checking it out!
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Reyn Aubrey
Maker
Denver, CO - CEO @ PocketChange
@jalster Thanks so much Jared! Totally agree, it's all about that consistent behavior change :)
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leonardo placanicaI'm Leo! Italian developer
I'm beyond hyped to see the product that we got on the making for the last year on such a product launch. The app feels so good and the content in it is actually the best part. Empower everyone!
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Reyn Aubrey
Maker
Denver, CO - CEO @ PocketChange
@leonardo_placanica Hell yeah Leo :) you're awesome
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Jeroen de LauJay, from Holland, live in China. Coder.
Love this concept, great execution. Can't wait to see more.
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Reyn Aubrey
Maker
Denver, CO - CEO @ PocketChange
@jerorn Thanks so much man! Excited to bring more :)
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Jordan TurnerData is pretty cool
This is awesome! I have had the incredible pleasure to watch PC from early on, and to see how far it has come it just a testament of the dedication of an outstanding team that truly cares about giving everybody the chance to make a differences on so many issues. This year alone has shown why PocketChange is so important for the future. People not only need to feel like they can contribute to change but also have the ability to, and seeing the functionality of this new app and how easy it is to understand the suggested charities, PocketChange has almost made it way too easy to give! I’m so proud to have known some of those involved, and am looking forward to seeing where this goes!
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Reyn Aubrey
Maker
Denver, CO - CEO @ PocketChange
@jordan_turner1 Hell yeah!! thanks Jordan :)
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Zu ArangoArt Director. Designer for PocketChange.
PocketChange makes things not only better, but easy. It has the ability to empower people. Being able to Take Action from any app on my phone allows me to do something meaningful whenever and wherever. Following my friends and talking about our opinions creates a new way of communication between us. It is definitely one of those products that can change the way we see the world, and thanks to PocketChange, now we can change it. It is a major pleasure for me be part of it.
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Reyn Aubrey
Maker
Denver, CO - CEO @ PocketChange
@zuarango Yes Zu!!
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