Sparo Today with Rob Sobhani

Sparo Corporation was founded in 2014 to tap into the $4 trillion global online commerce market by offering its patented platforms that marry e-commerce and charitable giving. When you purchase online with our partners, you have the power to donate to a charity of your choice at no extra cost to you!

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Episodes

Tuesday May 10, 2022

Host Rob Sobhani discusses where wealth is being deployed in business and suggests there’s a lack of vision. Rob gives examples that he believes are driven by savage capitalism, such as WeWork, where investors follow an idea that he says has no application to solving the moral issues we face today. A very different and positive vision is offered by big tech company Microsoft, who Rob works with closely, through his company Sparo, to realize its vision of uniting the world around philanthropy.

Tuesday May 03, 2022

Host Rob Sobhani discusses how Sparo’s triple bottom line effect – or “win, win, win” – can achieve online retail’s holy grail of lowering cart abandonment and increasing conversion. By democratizing giving, consumers can have the joy of giving to a charity of their choice at the checkout via the Sparo plugin. With full transparency, the consumer knows that the donation via Sparo has had a specific impact. 

Friday Apr 22, 2022

In this episode, host Rob Sobhani explores two pilots for Sparo’s patented plug-in, one with Staples and one with Leyli.com. What happens when shoppers are shown charities of their choice to consider donating to at the checkout? Rob also talks about his vision of uniting the world around philanthropy. Sparo is collaborating with Microsoft to realize its vision of uniting the world around philanthropy. 

Monday Mar 21, 2022

In this episode, host Rob Sobhani issues a challenge to leaders of corporations: Seize the moment and take a stand to help the suffering people of Ukraine. Rob offers to bet $1,000 with anyone listening to the episode that if a major American or European brand adopts the Sparo plug-in and helps Ukrainians, it will help the bottom line of that merchant. Sparo is collaborating with Microsoft to realize its vision of uniting the world around philanthropy.   

Monday Mar 21, 2022

In this episode, host Rob Sobhani explores important questions surrounding big tech. Rob compares big tech’s “savage capitalism” with the optimistic philosophy that drives his global venture philanthropy platform, Sparo. Rob talks about Sparo’s patented ecommerce plugin as an example of positive technology. Sparo is collaborating with Microsoft to realize its vision of uniting the world around philanthropy.  

Monday Feb 28, 2022

In this episode, host Rob Sobhani illuminates the nuances and deeper meanings of charity and philanthropy, as well as the importance of transparency and accountability. Rob talks about how Sparo is changing charitable giving by showing donors the immediate and personal impact their gift has had: purchase with a purpose. Sparo is collaborating with Microsoft to realize its vision of uniting the world around philanthropy.   

Wednesday Feb 09, 2022

In this episode, host Rob Sobhani talks about how he came to launch Sparo, a company based on capitalism with a conscience, by going back to the dramatic start of his fascinating life. Rob shares personal insights and moving anecdotes reflecting his bold business instincts, as well as his profound belief in doing good. Sparo is collaborating with Microsoft to realize its vision of uniting the world around philanthropy. 

Wednesday Dec 15, 2021

Host Rob Sobhani talks about Vote4Good, which is a game about leveraging our passion for politics for the public good. In this podcast, you’ll hear about how you can become another Warren Buffett. Sparo is collaborating with Microsoft to realize its vision of uniting the world around philanthropy.

Wednesday Dec 15, 2021

Host Rob Sobhani discusses the possibility of empowering shoppers. Rob talks about soccer’s famed Premier League club Liverpool F.C., whose fans love to purchase the bright red team gear. What if those fans could donate at the checkout online to any charity they choose? What if everybody everywhere could? Sparo is collaborating with Microsoft to realize its vision of uniting the world around philanthropy.

Wednesday Dec 15, 2021

Host Rob Sobhani discusses how Microsoft for Startups is helping innovative companies make their business dreams a reality. Rob talks about the impact that Microsoft is having on venture philanthropy platform Sparo, of which he’s Founder and CEO. Sparo is collaborating with Microsoft to realize its vision of uniting the world around philanthropy.

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