Keela raises $1.53 million to build non-profit tech


Vancouver-based Keela has raised a $1.53 million seed round led by Pallasite Ventures.

Targeted to non-profits, Keela’s dashboard includes a CRM, an email marketing tool, light project management functionality, reporting, and donation management. Keela also integrates with widely-used programs in the non-profit sector like MailChimp, Eventbrite, QuickBooks Online, PayPal, and Stripe.

CEO Nejeed Kassam built the tool after working in the non-profit sector and finding that organizations didn’t have tech tools built specifically for their needs.

“Keela helps non-profits digitally transform their fundraising, helping organizations work more efficiently and effectively,” said Kassam. “The non-profit technology market is saturated with tools that are outdated, complicated, bloated, and expensive. Prohibitive pricing of current tools excludes the vast majority of non-profits from accessing viable technology, hampering their ability to create meaningful impact.”

Over the past 18 months, Keela has found clients in 39 states in the US, six Canadian provinces, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

“We believe in Keela’s mission and are excited to help bring Keela to more non-profits in North America and beyond,” said Chris Bissonnette, managing partner at Pallasite Ventures. “Their tools, their people and their empathy are exactly what non-profits organizations need to create a lasting impact within the community.”

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Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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