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Robert Grosshandler
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Robert Grosshandler's career spans more than 35 years as an entrepreneur and principal in e-commerce, software, marketing, and real estate ventures. A pioneer of e-Philanthropy, Mr. Grosshandler designed the online charity mall model and launched in 1997. The company enables consumers to shop at over 1600 online merchants while directing up to 26 percent of every purchase to support their favorite causes.

In 2015, he led the team that launched, one of the first crowdfunded startups begun as a result of the JOBS Act of 2012. At iConsumer, the customer is also a shareholder, while she save money and earns stock and cash rebates when shopping at over 1600 online merchants.

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The Technology of Doing Good

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 3:21 PM

For Valentine's Day, we decided to do something crazy. We embarked on creating the World's Largest Valentine. Of course, we didn't think this up months in advance. Nope, we decided to do this on January 21, 2013. And we pulled it off. This is that story.

We had no...

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'Do Good, Have Fun, Make Money'

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 5:16 PM

This past week, in the middle of a press interview, I realized that one vital part of a personal philosophy of mine was coming true in spades. And it was exciting. There's nothing like having to explain what you do to strangers to make you self-aware. And when those strangers...

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Letting People Make the World a Better Place

(1) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 11:00 AM

When I founded in 1997, I could only hope that it would grow into 350,000 socially-conscious consumers shopping at over 1,000 socially-responsible stores, and making every purchase mean a donation for over 50,000 mostly small charities. The best part? It's never cost the consumers or the charities a single...

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