Tech startup for nonprofits Wisely secures $1.5M to advance philanthropic fundraising with AI technology July 25, 2019 Wisely, a philanthropic fundraising enablement platform that leverages AI to help nonprofits simplify and pursue donations more efficiently, today announced it has raised $1.5 million CAD ($1.15M USD) in seed funding to expand its operations in North America. The round was led by Ripple Ventures with participation from Verstra Ventures and the Maple Leaf Angels. The seed round brings Wisely’s funding to-date to $2.1 million Canadian. Founded by engineers, fundraisers and nonprofit software executives in response to organizational inefficiencies and archaic tools used in the sector, Wisely’s fundraising platform adapts to and integrates with existing donor data, and creates customized plans for the organization to optimize workflow and funds raised. The philanthropic sector sees an estimated $440 billion raised each year across the USA and Canada. Wisely works with nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, foundations, and charities across North America including UNHCR, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, Kids Help Phone, and Oakville Hospital Foundation.