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NeedsList PBC

NeedsList is the world’s first marketplace for communities in crisis, increasing efficiency in an outdated and overwhelmed aid system. Vetted NGOs provide lists of real-time needs from the ground via web-app and chatbot. Individual and corporate responders respond by purchasing goods from regional suppliers, volunteering, and donating. To date, users on our platform have met over 45,000 needs for NGOs in 12 countries, representing over $250,000 in resources.

We have a B2B2C model with customers including TripAdvisor and WeWork, and have recently dipped our toes into the blockchain space by launching a crypto campaign for disaster relief with a few NYC-based blockchain companies.

We were included in the top innovations for the Grand Challenges for Humanitarian Innovation to build our our chatbot (allowing NGOs to easily text in needs from the field) which comes with funding from USAID/DFID, as well as being named one of the top 15 companies in the Vatican’s Laudato Si challenge.

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