Tom Serres
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  • "Tom Serres is one of Silicon Valley's best."
    -Eric Ries, Author of "The Lean Startup"

  • "Rally is an important force in the world of crowd-funding, especially for causes and campaigns. Tom's been a significant leader, operator, and change-maker in the world of crowd-funding."
    -Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn

  • "If you want to be inspired, to understand what it takes to have true passion and beat impossible odds, you will take the opportunity to listen to Tom Serres. He has the wisdom to frame business and life lessons for young and old entrepreneurs alike."
    -Board of Directors, British Telecom

Tom Serres

FOUNDER OF DV TORQUE, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP'S FIRST STARTUP STUDIO; FOUNDER OF RALLY; HOST OF TECH ON POLITICS
Tom Serres is a seasoned entrepreneur and technology executive. He is the founder and Executive Director of DV Torque, Boston Consulting Groups' first Startup Studio -­‐ an Entrepreneur-in-Residence program for corporate innovation and an exclusive workshop for the world's greatest entrepreneurs to work on their next big idea.

Tom is also the host of a new tech show called Tech on Politics, interviewing some of the greatest minds in technology, media, venture capital, and politics about the convergence of technology and politics.

Prior to DV Torque, Tom was the founder of Rally, the largest political fundraising platform in the United States. He is considered one of country's leading thinkers on entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, technology, politics and online fundraising.

In 2013, Tom was named one of America's Most Promising CEO's under 35 by Forbes for his work with Rally. Tom has helped millions of users connect with nonprofits, advocacy groups, political campaigns, and individual causes to raise awareness and money online. Over a few short years, Rally hosted 60,000 organizations and grew to nearly a billion dollars in fundraising volume.

In June 2012, Tom made history by raising Rally's $7.9 million Series A venture capital round — the largest ever — entirely online. As one leading tech publication put it, Rally's founder decided "to put his desired-­‐money where his mouth was and raise the cash online."

Tom's been recognized by Campaigns and Elections with their Innovator Award in 2012 and as a Rising Political Star. He has discussed online fundraising, the cause economy, and entrepreneurship on CNN, ABC, CNBC, and FOX.

Forbes also named Rally one of America's Most Promising Companies of 2013. Rally raised venture capital from some of the first investors in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and PayPal.


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