Move over Jerry Yang.Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson is raising money to buy Yahoo. He’s not looking for money from private equity to do it, either.
He’s looking for cash from you.
Lawson has started a WePay donations page seeking $18 billion. If that sum isn’t reached in 26 days, the total amount raised will be donated to Charity: Water.
While we’re extremely optimistic that we can raise enough to buy Yahoo!, if our bid isn’t accepted, then we’ll donate the money to Charity: Water to provide clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Learn more about Charity: Water at http://www.charitywater.org/
Lawson has some suggested donations. If you contribute at certain threshold amounts, you get some good stuff.
$20 gets you a share of Yahoo.
For $100, you can be a vice president.
For $500, you get to be a board member (or provide clean drinking water for 25 people for 20 years).