BASIC COMPANY INFORMATION
Name of company: Worldcoo
Name and position of the person responding:
Sergi Figueres y Aureli Bou (founders of Worldcoo)
Brief description of company and business model
Worldcoo develops and implements different solidarity fundraising channels to help NGOs implement their social and cooperative projects around the world. It is achieved thanks to the collaboration between employees and clients of different types of companies, who have the opportunity to show their solidarity commitment through micro-donations in payment gateways or online platforms.
CEO + Founding team. Brief description of trajectory
In 2012, Aurelio Bou and Sergi Figueres created Worldcoo with the aim of finding a new mechanism to help NGOs find the economic resources necessary to implement their projects. Since then, Worldcoo has worked to create new and better collection models that, with the collaboration of several companies, could help social entities to promote their projects.
Initially they specialized in online sales companies through the solidary widget, an online button that allows adding a social euro when making the purchase. Now, they have gone a step further and this same option is also offered in physical stores through “Redondeo Solidario”.
Year of incorporation: 2012
No of employees: 10
- Sergi Figueres, CEO
- Aureli Bou, CCO
Volum of investment taken in:
Main goals achieved:
Today, more than 1 million euros have been raised through some of the solidarity collection tools that Worldcoo offers. Thanks to this amount, it has been possible to finance close to 200 social and cooperation projects around the world, promoted by 110 different NGOs.
In addition, more than 430,000 people have been able to make a donation and 164,000 people from 45 different countries have received help directly.
Main challenges in the future
- In the short term, Worldcoo’s objective is to consolidate the Solidarity Round-up as the leading funding tool for solidarity projects.
- In the long term, strengthen its internationalization and be the world leader in financing social and cooperation projects.
Why did you choose to establish the company in Barcelona?
Apart from Barcelona being our city of origin, Barcelona’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is one of the world’s benchmarks. The contacts, the necessary resources to carry out our project, as well as the possibility of making the jump to other European countries are optimal in Barcelona.
Ubicación: Barcelona: Via Augusta, 13-15. Madrid: Martínez Campos, 15. Madrid
Inspiration? A model, company or business person/entrepreneur?
- Muhammad Yunus and Viviana Waisman.
Recommended book or books
- Esquivar la Mediocridad, by Xavier Marcet.
- El Arte del Ruido, Pep Torres
- Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari
What websites do you use to keep informed?
We consult the main newspapers daily. For fast news, we are very attentive to Twitter and in terms of the specific information of our sector and partners, to the different specialized online media.
What apps you use most on your mobile?
What else would you like Barcelona to offer?
More international contact with other leading European countries in innovation, such as the United Kingdom or the Netherlands. Apart, new communication channels between startups, investors and contact with large companies.