Our Story

We started MinuteFlower to make charitable giving a part of everyone's daily life.  We hope that time-based giving does exactly that.  By allowing donors to allocate periods of their days - ranging from a one-minute thought break to a several hour meeting - MinuteFlower brings charitable giving directly to the donor's life, allowing him or her to stay philanthropically engaged on a consistent basis.


Andrew Livingston 

Co-Founder & CEO

Andrew has held positions at Blippy, Apple, Inc. and Parnassus Investments, a socially responsible mutual fund in SF.  Also a professional music composer, Andrew started his own 501(c)3 non-profit, Future Composers, which provided music education to youngsters.

He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard College, where he focused on philosophy of mind.

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Michael Paratore 


Michael was an associate at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe with Emerging Companies Group, where he worked with a wide variety of early stage startups. Prior to Orrick, Michael founded Where's Italy Productions, a production company that sold videos to Current TV.

Michael holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. from UCLA.