By Lucas Matney for Techcrunch.com,
There’s a major leadership shakeup happening at your second-favorite crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo.
After eight years at its helm, Indiegogo co-founder Slava Rubin is stepping down from his role as CEO and will be replaced by current COO Dave Mandelbrot. Rubin will be taking on the new role of Chief Business Officer at the crowdfunding powerhouse.
Rubin founded the company in 2008 alongside Danae Ringlemann and Eric Schell and has since seen the company blossom, hosting over 600,000 crowdfunding campaigns since its inception. The company now has about 100 employees.
This leadership change is just the latest (and most significant) to come to Indiegogo’s executive board. Marcus Lo, the former VP of Finance at Metamarkets, was appointed as CFO this past December.
Dave has done a fantastic job of running the business operationally as part of the leadership team, and is beloved across the company. I couldn’t be more excited about having him lead Indiegogo into the next chapter, and after the applause I heard when we announced it to the team I know that everyone else at Indiegogo feels the same way.
Rubin noted that he hopes that this change will allow him to focus his own efforts more towards “innovation and growth —including our already thriving marketplace business, enterprise crowdfunding, as well as new opportunities like equity crowdfunding, China, and strategic partnerships with retailers and manufacturers.”