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Ari Kagan

Founder @ Momentum. My background is in behavioral science - I studied cognitive science of decision making and rationality at Yale, and then went to do behavioral research with Dan Ariely at Duke. My focus area is donation psychology, which I'm currently applying to my work at Momentum.

Momentum is an EA donation startup. We tie things you do to automatic donations, like adding 5% to your fast food bill and giving it to The Humane League, moving $1 to OPP backed criminal justice orgs every time there's a police shooting, or giving $0.10 to "good tech" like MIRI for every 10mins you spend on FB.

Cause Areas

  • Improving institutional decision-making
  • Building EA communities
  • Long-term future

EA entrepreneurship!

Giving Pledges Taken
  • Founders Pledge

Career

Areas of expertise
  • Philanthropy/earning to give
  • Public speaking
  • Psychology of Decision Making
  • Entrepreneurship
Career interest areas
  • Philanthropy/earning to give
  • Public speaking
  • Psychology of Decision Making
  • Operations
  • Psychology
  • Movement building
  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship
Open to job offers

Community

Local group membership
Effective Altruism San Francisco
Topics I speak about

Behavioral science, social entrepreneurship, donation psychology

Available as speaker
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