Angel Round Common Shares
20% equity
£3M pre-money
£0K raised
£750K target raise
In 2014, we’ve launched eSolidar, a giving marketplace that enables charities to diversify their fundraising base & reach new audiences through online charity shops, donations and special charity auctions with celebrities & brands. After reaching 50K registered users, 800 charities and work with several brands, eSolidar is now getting businesses involved.

We believe businesses play a key role on changing the world by embracing the power of social innovation. It can make an huge difference, not only on their branding and reputation, but more important, in their employees and culture.

eSolidar for businesses is an impact-driven employee engagement platform that allows companies to better understand and empower their employees, while measuring and amplifying social impact, by mixing the power of analytics, volunteering and charitable giving.

In a nutshell, eSolidar allows businesses to learn & understand employees’ motivations & preferred causes; measure their engagement index; alig...
In 2014, we’ve launched eSolidar, a giving marketplace that enables charities to diversify their fundraising base & reach new audiences through online charity shops, donations and special charity auctions with celebrities & brands. After reaching 50K registered users, 800 charities and work with several brands, eSolidar is now getting businesses involved.

We believe businesses play a key role on changing the world by embracing the power of social innovation. It can make an huge difference, not only on their branding and reputation, but more important, in their employees and culture.

eSolidar for businesses is an impact-driven employee engagement platform that allows companies to better understand and empower their employees, while measuring and amplifying social impact, by mixing the power of analytics, volunteering and charitable giving.

In a nutshell, eSolidar allows businesses to learn & understand employees’ motivations & preferred causes; measure their engagement index; align CSR strategies towards their preferences and benchmark against other businesses.
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Lisbon Challenge Accelerator Program
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Lisbon Challenge Accelerator Program International accelerator for startups in growth & traction phase
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OneTraction Accelerator Program in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, US

Employees

Cátia Costa
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Cátia Costa Marketing Head of Marketing at eSolidar
Joel Calheiros
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Joel Calheiros WebDesigner Web designer who loves and sell photography
Ana Meireles
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Ana Meireles
Tracy Wilichowski
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Recommendations

Chris Schembra Advisor at la sprezzatura

I am pleased to write a recommendation for eSolidar. I believe they have addressed a unique opportunity in the marketplace, to allow companies to more easily empower their employees to give back. We all know how hard it is to get teams to communicate about charitable giving, this platform solves that. Bravo.

Evgenia Plotnikova

Marco is a fellow Forbes 30 under 30, who I have met during Forbes conference in Israel. I found Marco to be very thoughtful, mission-driven and extraordinarily passionate entrepreneur. I have no doubt that he will accomplish great things. Pleasure to recommend him!

David Goldberg Co-Founder at Founders Pledge

Marco is the real deal. Great entrepreneur and forward-thinking change-maker. He's a driven executor and thinks about problems not as hurdles, but as opportunities for growth. He has my full endorsement.

Cristina Fonseca Advisor at Misk

I've known Marco for a while and have been following the eSolidar journey and their exploration, discovery and iteration cycles closely. The team is clearly passionate about the project and the space and have been able to find the persistence needed to make it happen. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

Henry Wigan Seed Investor, Board Member at Winnow Ltd

Hi,

I am the co-founder of Mustard Seed, an impact venture firm. We invest in early stage companies solving big social problems.

We have been impressed by Marco's tenacity, and iterative nature - a constant willingness to adapt and refine his proposition, which has evolved in a very positive way since we first met him about 18 months ago. He strikes us a very talented, hard working and honest leader of a business, characteristics that will aid him in creating a successful venture.

Kind regards,

Henry

Gianluca Ricci

I have never seen in my life a motivated team as Marco Barboso's. They live the project as an intimate part of themselves. I remember Marco staying in London for weeks to achieve the fundraising, away from friends and family and loosing weight. The project is great, socially and is much needed by companies to increase their employment productivity and engagement. It is one of those services that small and large institution can outsource as too burdensome and less integrated with charities to keep it in house. Chairity is a big theme in many lucrative industries too like finance, where people feel they have to give back something to the community. Why not doing it with choices and an interactive tool that allow you to feel in power of your charity decisions and not lobbied by some people in your institution. This is what esolidar is in a nutshell, passion, drive, purpose to the benefit of charitable causes.

Rita Katita

eSolidar Enterprise solution is used by corporates to add value in their social impact initiatives. The potential for CSR strategies and employee engagement and retention looks remarkable. Portugal Ventures invested in eSolidar appreciating the highly dedicated team and the market dynamics, and recently we supported the project in a Seedrs crowdfunding campaign.

Francisco Ferreira Pinto

We are investors in eSolidar since the beginning and we have always believed in the quality, drive and engagement of the team with the project and the industry. We are very excited with the potential and current traction of the corporate solution that is creating value to employees, companies and institutions.

Karen Ferrez Dalgas Frisch Visiting Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa

In the past two years I´ve being following and advising eSolidar. With two decades of international experience in strategic management consulting and social economy, I´m honour to work with such a dedicated and passion team. Furthermore, I´m truly confident that developing eSolidar´s platform to support companies´ corporate social responsibility in a structure and easy way, is turning a vision of connecting in a single place all players of the social economy, into reality.

John Auckland Founder at TribeFirst

eSolidar promotes and supports social good across the world by providing an online platform for people to donate, shop for and sell items and experiences in order to support charitable causes. It is a key example of technology being used to form and expand global communities, something that has had a huge impact on the charitable sector. I'm a huge fan of eSolidar - it's a strong example of a solution being created to satisfy a real, urgent need. It's also very simple to use, whether you're a charity looking to engage your community, a fundraiser looking to centralise your fundraising efforts or a brand looking to activate your employees. The UX/UI is first class and the platform is powerful without experiencing feature overload. I couldn't recommend this opportunity enough.

Antonio Miguel

Marco is a pragmatic, diligent and outcome-oriented leader who has been successfully using his knowledge of tech and business to create a long lasting impact in the corporate and social sectors.

Andrew Lockley Advisor at @prosperousshop

I'm an investor in the firm, and provide ongoing support for the project. Their evolving strategy looks a promising approach to achieving sustainability.

Bijan Mawji CEO and CSO at Mycelium

I strongly recommend the esolidar team. I met Marco through the Forbes under 30 network and quickly noticed his poise as a leader, as well as his passion for his work.

João Daniel Araújo CEO at Attentive.us

I've known Marco and the eSolidar team from the Braga entrepreneurial scene. They are talented founders that have an important spot in the Portuguese startup network.

Their new B2B focus opens several opportunities that they're ready to execute on, and their current platform makes them uniquely placed to be the winners in the space!

Michael Silva Pimenta COO at NEXT360

Amazing startup! Good job Guys!