RICHARD PEARSON, CEO and founder of PledgeSports.org, has taken over Talent Backer and merged its sports crowdfunding assets into PledgeSports.org.
The move comes as part of PledgeSports.org’s continued expansion, boosting the European leader in sports crowdfunding’s brand and allowing Talent Backer to continue to support the Arts community by relaunching as an entertainment crowdfunding site.
Since launching in February 2014, PledgeSports.org has grown exponentially, its successes reaching as far as the US and Africa and this merger will give it access to even more invaluable resources from the Talent Backer portfolio and team.
It comes just days after PledgeSports.org won its second award for digital innovation, featuring among the 40 given this year’s UN-based World Summit Award.
Pearson said: “This is an exciting move which will allow PledgeSports.org and Talent Backer to grow, joining together invaluable resources in crowdfunding.
“PledgeSports.org will take over Talent Backer’s sports crowdfunding projects and Talent Backer will focus solely on supporting the arts
PledgeSports.org was one of five winners in the Entertainment And Lifestyle Category at the World Summit Award.
It was joined on the winners list by the Kerbal Space Program, the BBC’s Our World War Interactive, Creators from Argentina and FlipBeats from Sri Lanka.
Pearson added: “After winning at the Eircom Spider Awards last year, this is an overwhelming achievement. To be considered among the best in the world for Digital Innovation is an honour and a position we have worked hard to reach.”