46: Andrew O'Brien of Goodbox - Contactless Charity Donation Boxes
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Andrew O'Brien is CEO of Goodbox. Andrew brings over one decade of experience in investment banking to the table from his time at Credit Suisse and Industrial & Commercial Bank of China. Andrew was introduced to FinTech during his time as Managing Director of QixPay, ultimately completing its sale in 2017.GoodBox is a tech for good company, founded on the insight that a cashless society is having a negative impact on the charity sector. GoodBox have set out to develop the world’s best fundraising platform. Since then, they’ve raised over a million pounds for charities, and built a platform that ensures that when it comes to technology, charities never have to settle.Highlights:Problems of current contactless paymentsHow Goodbox is overtaking cash as the main source of incomeReid Hoffman on the importance of changing your pricing modelBarak Obama on "Nobody has a monopoly on wisdom"Importance of managing risk for startups and scaleupsVision of solving the 'bottlenecks' in the charity sectorsUseful link:Goodbox - https://www.goodbox.com/Andrew OBrien's Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-o-brien-4b375b92/Time Stamp:[02:33] How much are charities losing out as society become cashless[04:10] How did Andrew discover the problem?[06:32] How is Goodbox different from other solutions[09:30] How far have you come?[11:30] How Goodbox is making a difference to churches, museums and charities[13:20] Goodbox revenue model[16:00] Why you shouldn't just take a leap of faith[17:40] Working on an idea on weekends[19:30] Importance of partnering with the best in the sector[21:00] 10 year visionGo to ImpactHustlers.com (https://www.impacthustlers.com/)Visit FastForward 2030 (http://fastforward2030.com/) and Real Changers (https://www.realchangers.com/)Impact Hustlers is hosted by Maiko Schaffrath, connect on Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maikoschaffrath/en) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/maikoschaffrath)This podcast is produced by Podcast Publishing (http://podcastpublishing.help/)

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