Matt Pohlson

Matthew Pohlson is founder of Omaze, a cause marketplace that raises money and awareness for charity, offering chances to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Pohlson and his partner hatched the idea after losing out on a chance to shoot hoops with Magic Johnson at a charity auction. Omaze, a for-profit fundraising juggernaut, has raised over $150 million for charity by selling chances at wildest-dream experiences like going on a double date on Lake Como with Amal and George Clooney. Join us as Matthew tells us how, down to his last week of funds for this “Big idea” he convinced Breaking Bad’s Brian Cranston, to take a chance on the start-up— putting it on course to become the go-to charity partner to the worlds most popular philanthropists .