Prashan Paramanathan

Bachelor of Engineering/Masters of Biomedical Engineering ’07

Prashan dreams about a world where the smartest kids in school choose to join non-profits and social enterprises instead of management consulting and law firms. He tried being a management consultant for a while, but ran off to start micro finance banks with the World Bank Group for rural farmers in China before living and breathing the Australian non-profit sector.

In 2013 Prashan founded, a crowdfunding platform that helps people raise funds for social cause projects. So far, has raised more than $3.5 million for more than 800 projects. After growing to be the largest social cause crowdfunding platform in Australia, set its sights internationally and is currently expanding to the UK and US.