GoFundMe Co-Founder Joins Board of Guru

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Andy Ballester, co-founder of the crowdfunding business GoFundMe, has joined the board of directors of Guru.

Guru made the announcement in late June. The San Diego business makes a smartphone app that acts as a virtual docent that shows visitors around museums and other cultural institutions. Guru also offers valuable data to museum operators in return.

GoFundMe claims to be the world’s largest online fundraising platform. To date, campaign organizers have used GoFundMe to raise more than $3 billion for medical expenses, education, community projects, sports, emergencies and more.

Guru won the SeismicSD pitch competition in mid-June, gaining $225,000 in cash and professional services.