ECHOage gets a present from Howard Lindzon

by Rob Lewis

Toronto's ECHOage Inc. announced today that they have received funding from two prominent investors - new media industry expert, Howard Lindzon, founder of Lindzon Capital Partners and principal in Knight's Bridge Capital Investment, and Mark Goodman, the executive chairman of Cogitore Resources Inc. on behalf of Goodman Family Holdings. Both Lindzon and Goodman will be joining ECHOage's board of directors as well.

By simply pooling and redirecting funds customarily spent on birthday gifts, has enabled thousands of children from more than 30 US states and 10 Canadian provinces to contribute money to charitable organizations, while also reducing their environmental footprint. Specifically, party guests contribute money online in lieu of bringing gifts and ECHOage pools and divides the funds facilitating the purchase of ONE meaningful gift for the birthday child, and the donation to ONE charity of the child's choice. The site demonstrates how children can benefit from earning, managing and sharing funds.

Not surprisingly, both Lindzon and Goodman are parents and have seen the excess associated with the children's birthday party industry.

Lindzon is an expert in the new media industry and an active angel investor in the financial and Internet business sectors. He recently sold startup videoblog Wallstrip to CBS Corp for $5 Million and will be speaking at the upcoming Startup Empire conference in Toronto next month.

Company: Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ECHOage was founded and created by two mothers -- Alison Smith and Debbie Zinman -- who believe that children can improve the world one birthday at a time. A North American company, based in Toronto, Canada, ECHOage is an innovative online party planning website. ECHOage manages the online invitation and RSVP process, facilitates the donation and issuance of the tax deductible receipt, provides... more

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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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