About Tom Serres

Tom Serres is a seasoned entrepreneur, public speaker, and technology executive. He is Co-Founder of Animal Ventures, a venture studio and consultancy focused on building startups, educating executives, and designing comprehensive strategies to help large companies, governments, and SMEs take advantage some of the most advanced technology companies coming into the market. Animal Ventures focuses on tech companies operating in verticals such as Blockchain, Digital Media, Artificial and Augmented Intelligence, and Internet of Things.

Tom is the host of a new tech show called Tech on Politics, a personal experiment to interview some of the greatest minds in technology, media, venture capital, and government about the convergence of technology, politics, and government.

Tom’s remarkable work and vision since his first company rally.org, considered one of the most Promising companies of 2013, has given him extensive recognition.

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Timeline

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  • Rally.org 2011 - Present
    Founder
    Tom’s first company, Rally, was the largest political fundraising platform in the United States. Campaigns and Elections Magazine recognized Tom with their Innovator Award in 2012 and as a Rising Political Star. He discusses online fundraising, the cause economy, and entrepreneurship on CNN, ABC News, CNBC, and Fox News.

    Rally raised venture capital from some of the first investors in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and PayPal.
  • Record Series A 2012
    Beating a world record
    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.”
  • A Most promising CEO 2013
    An Honorable mention
    Tom was named one of America’s Most Promising CEO’s under 35 by Forbes Magazine for his work with Rally. By now, 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 70,000 organizations and grew to nearly a billion dollars in fundraising volume.
  • BCG 2015 - 2016
    Lead Practice at BCG
    Tom Lead the corporate innovation program at Boston Consulting Group: a program formed to support corporate innovation and executive workshops via connecting clients with emerging technologies and leading startups.
  • Animal Ventures Aug 2016 - present
    Co Founder & Managing Partner
    Animal Ventures, A venture studio and consultancy focused on building startups, educating executives, and designing comprehensive strategies to help large companies, governments, and SMEs to take advantage some of the most advanced technology companies coming into the market. Animal Ventures focuses on tech companies operating in verticals such as Blockchain, Digital Media, Artificial and Augmented Intelligence, and Internet of Things.
  • Tech on Politics Sept 2016 - present
    Host
    Tom is the host of a brand-new tech show called Tech on Politics, a personal experiment to interview some of the greatest minds in technology, media, venture capital, and government about the convergence of technology, politics, and government.