BetaKit and PayPal partner to power the BetaKit.Fund


Since launching the BetaKit Job Board and the BetaKit.Fund back in May, the team has been continuously overwhelmed by the generosity of the Canadian startup community.

Since May, you have posted 340 jobs to the BetaKit Job Board, and donated just over $3,000 to the BetaKit.Fund ($3,006.33, to be exact). That’s roughly $9 donated per job ($8.84, to be exact)!

Since May, you have posted 340 jobs to the BetaKit Job Board, and donated just over $3,000 to the BetaKit.Fund.

Today, I’m happy to announce that BetaKit is collaborating with PayPal as our sole payments processing partner to maximize the awesome! Startup HR Managers using the BetaKit Job Board to find their next great employee will be able to make donations via PayPal or credit card to the BetaKit.Fund. Either way, PayPal will process the payment securely.

But that’s not all PayPal is doing. As part of this collaboration, PayPal has offered to match every dollar donated to the BetaKit.Fund in 2015, bringing our grand total for the year to just over $6,000 (you get the idea)!

“The Betakit Job Board and the BetaKit.Fund offer the tech startup community a fair and inclusive way to invest in projects they believe in,” said Alexander Peh, head of mobile and market development at PayPal Canada. “Putting power in the hands of people is at the very core of what we do at PayPal, and we are thrilled to bring this vision to life by collaborating with BetaKit to support the Canadian tech and startup community.”

So what does the money from the BetaKit.Fund go to? We don’t know, because you decide. Stay tuned for a post later this week for more details on how that will happen. For now, why not satisfy your startup’s New Year’s resolution for great talent by posting a new job on the BetaKit Job Board?

Related: BetaKit.Fund is our investment in the Canadian Startup community

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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