FundRazr shoots for the stars with PayPal Galactic and SETI Institute.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The crowdfunding innovators at
FundRazr are proud to announce they are powering PayPal Galactic's
partnership with SETI Institute to crowdfund life on earth, and search
for ET (extraterrestrial) life beyond it. SETI's Curiosity Movement crowdfunding campaign (http://seti.org/curiositymovement) is changing the way scientific research is funded and completed;
FundRazr's platform is making the exploration of these new frontiers
Like to join the team of space explorers and be a member of the crew
that discovered another planet teaming with life? Make a donation and
claim perks like:
First Contact Alert - Be one of the first people on earth to be notified when SETI makes
Voyager Message Plaque - A copy of the ET greeting message sent on Voyager autographed by Carl
Sagan collaborator Frank Drake
Guided Tour of Allen Telescope Array - Live the life of Jody Foster's character, hang with scientists and
explore that first contact
Limited edition SETI swag - Fly a Flag of Earth to show "We are all Earthlings" or nab a special
edition Galactic T-shirt or poster
PayPal today announced the launch of PayPal Galactic, an initiative that
addresses the issues to help make universal space payments a reality.
PayPal Galactic brings together leaders in the scientific community,
including the SETI Institute and Space Tourism Society, to prepare and
support the future of space commerce. A live stream of the announcement
will be available at 9 am June 27 at www.paypal-galactic.com.
"We are very proud to make it easier for earthlings to donate and
support space sciences while receiving some very cool perks," says
FundRazr CEO and founder, Daryl Hatton. "PayPal Galactic and SETI's
Curiosity Movement are discovering the potential of the universe. With
FundRazr's new social funding technology contribution, the next
groundbreaking SETI project could fund and result in groundbreaking
discoveries beyond our world."
FundRazr is now the galaxy's crowdfunding platform. From your favorite
causes, projects, ideas or events, your story can be easily created,
shared and funded. Powered By FundRazr, the new technology behind Curiosity Movement, is an innovative CFaaST (Crowdfunding as a Service Technology) solution. Organizations, like SETI, can easily plug-in FundRazr's
componentry to run crowdfunding campaigns directly from their site, get
them noticed and funded.
"We are launching a crowdfunding campaign powered by FundRazr to support
SETI Institute's endeavors to educate the public and further its
mission to improve the understanding of life on Earth, and the search
for life beyond it," PayPal's Anuj Nayar, Senior Director of
Communications and Social Media, told FoxNews.com.
SETI Institute, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, is a
non-profit research organization that has been dedicated to expanding
the knowledge of the universe and the search for intelligent life
beyond planet Earth for about 30 years.
The private organization has a unique mission to pursue evidence of life
in the universe as an exploratory science. Some of the world's most
advanced scientific endeavors are supported by the SETI Institute's
innovative team, such as, astrobiology and radio astronomical research
with the Allen Telescope Array. Support the SETI Institute and the
science of space could change our world, and the galaxy we live in
The launch of PayPal Galactic is in conjunction with the celebration of
PayPal's 15th anniversary. Founded in 1998, the company has since grown its service
of a faster, safer way to pay and get paid online to more than 128
million active accounts in 193 markets.
Video of the press conference, the 90-second PKG, and the PKG script can
be found at www.paypal-galactic.com.
Follow developments on Twitter at @FundRazr, @PayPal and @SetiInstitute and via hashtag #paypalgalactic.
Contributing to causes and changing the way research is funded makes us
all innovators. Whatever is next, FundRazr will be there to power it.
FundRazr is the easiest, most effective crowdfunding platform in the
galaxy. Bringing new fundraising powers on earth and off, FundRazr is
the CFaaST solution for reaching a universal audience and funding just about
anything. Our deep social integration enables customer campaigns to
rise above the noise on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and email and
securely collect payments via PayPal. More than 37,000 customers in 18
countries have raised millions for projects, passions and causes they
care about. FundRazr. Crowdfund Anything. Anywhere. More information
can be found at http://fundrazr.com/blog
For further information:
Bret Conkin, CMO