About DailyKarma

We Put Giving First

About DailyKarma

We Put Giving First

DailyKarma is a tech startup that builds innovative tools for philanthropy. Since 2015, our team of technologists, nonprofit leaders, and entrepreneurs have been creating tools that make giving easy.

Giving back is part of being fully engaged in the world. This core belief inspires us daily to help brands & individuals take the hassle out of navigating the nonprofit space.

Female Led. Impact Driven.

Our Story: We Met Volunteering

Our leadership team first crossed paths while volunteering for Girls in tech, Los Angeles. Patty was running her own technology business while leading Girls In tech. Mel was an advertising executive who was looking to connect and mentor other women in tech.

The two became fast friends. After producing a whirlwind event, both came to find out they were pregnant at the same time, due 2 days apart. Navigating the changing landscape of careers & motherhood brought a new complexity to their lives. They both had an increasing desire to leverage their combined 30 years of tech and advertising work into an initiative that could drive positive change in the world. Flash forward 2 years, Patty and Mel embarked on a journey to drive impact daily through DailyKarma–as an example for their children and to deepen their commitments to the community as well.

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Patricia Dao

Chief Executive Officer

Patty is an exit-tested technology entrepreneur with a career-long focus on giving back. She has an extensive background within the technology start-up industry in both consumer and enterprise products. Patty has worked with top brands including Red Bull, Nike, Ford, Universal, Warner & Sony. After selling her social rewards company VoxBloc in 2012, in parallel to product consulting, she dove head first into the social good space.

Patty served as Managing Director of Girls In Tech, Los Angeles from 2011 to 2014 and currently serves on the Digital Philanthropy Committee for Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles.

Patty speaks frequently regarding women entrepreneurship, specifically on the advancement of women in STEM fields.

She loves building things, especially lego fortresses with her two children.

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Melaney Lubey

Head of Strategic Partnerships & Marketing

Mel blends over 10 years of technology and communications expertise with passion for advocacy that extends into everything she does. Leading cross-functional agency teams for brands including LexisNexis, Honda, and Volkswagen has honed Mel’s skills to create compelling narratives. Her forte is engaging brand communities around impact.

Mel is passionate about women’s issues, focusing on maternal and mental health. She serves as Vice Chair on the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board, which advises City Council on initiatives and legislation relating to women. As part of the 2018 United State of Women event, Mel organized the Los Angeles March for Moms, a progressive, intersectional rally for maternal health.

A natural connector, Mel has advised several nonprofits including Film Stem, Girls in Tech Los Angeles, LA Doula Project, and Improving Birth.

Meet Our Founders

Anand & Rajeev Mecheri

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DailyKarma was founded and funded by successful technology entrepreneurs and philanthropists Anand and Rajeev Mecheri. Mecheri Foundation is responsible for launching Chennai Volunteers, an organization that pairs over 12,000 volunteers with people in need. Their vision to drive social change paired with their ability to build world-class technology drives them to create the same impact in the US.

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