From 16-year-old college graduate to two-time tech founder with Robby Walker

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From Founder to Philanthropist

How I Give is a Founders Pledge podcast about entrepreneurship, philanthropy and social change. We talk to founders, philanthropists and social innovators about what drives them, how they are rethinking social impact, and how we can do philanthropy better.

Episode 10

From 16-year-old college graduate to two-time tech founder with Robby Walker

Robby Walker is a two-time technology startup founder. His first company, Zenter, created an online presentation editor acquired by Google in 2007. His second company, Cue, built a personal search / digital assistant product and was backed by Sequoia Capital and technology incubator Y Combinator. Robby led the Y Combinator nonprofit program from 2016 to 2018, advising and selecting nonprofits to be accelerated alongside technology startups, including New Incentives, which is now a GiveWell top charity. He also serves on the board of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), a holistic poverty alleviation NGO based in Kenya.

In this episode of How I Give, we chat to Robby about his fascinating personal journey, his entrepreneurial career and why he decided to take the pledge.

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Philip Kasumu


Philip joined Founders Pledge as Growth Lead for Europe in January 2020. He has spent the last few years building health and wellness tech products in both London and New York. He’s extremely passionate about tackling the global issue of obesity and diabetes in particular the impact of fizzy drinks. In addition to his passion for health and wellness reform Philip truly does drink the startup kool-aid and regularly nerds out on his weekly podcast Startup Handmedowns where he sits down with successful founders.

Philip studied Accounting and Management at the University of Essex.