Chariot’s a payment option that nonprofits can add to their website, allowing donors to ‘one-click’ give with their Donor Advised Fund. Chariot enables this by creating a network connecting Donor Advised Funds and nonprofits. Charities add our “Pay with DAF” widget to their website/payment page. Donors click the button, log in to their DAF account, and make a payment in 3 clicks. A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a specialized financial account used for the purpose of charitable giving. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants (that become donations) to 501(c)3 charities over time.
Salo is the CEO/CTO of Chariot. Before Chariot, Salo was a backend engineer at BlackRock and a founding engineer at Forage (YCS21). Salo graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in computer science. Salo was a President Innovation Prize finalist, received an outperformance rating at BlackRock, and at the age of 18 co-built a roommate app with 5,000+ users in 2 months with 0 CAC, 5 interns & 50+ brand ambassadors. Salo was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
Drew is the Chief Product Officer of Chariot. Before Chariot, he was a consultant at Bain & Company. At Bain, he ran due diligence on software systems for top healthcare providers. Drew graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in Human-Centered Design. He has an extensive background in UI/UX and the design workflow process.
Aaron is the COO of Chariot. Before Chariot, he was a consultant at Bain & Company. At Bain, he worked for a $100B+ hedge fund looking at public equities in the tech/telecom space. Aaron graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving the highest distinction in his major. He also worked with Adam Grant on his NYTimes’ best-selling book Think Again and Angela Duckworth on her upcoming book.