How does Braid work?

Customize and share your link

Customize and share your link

Start a birthday pool and share the link so everyone can add contributions

Collect contributions

Collect contributions

Anyone with a debit card can contribute to the birthday fund

Spend from the pool

Spend from the pool

Purchase party supplies, fund a birthday trip, or donate to a charity directly from the pool

The best place to pool money for birthdays

Your birthday pooling needs covered

Use it for funding a surprise birthday party, giving cash gifts, team birthday fund, birthday trip, birthday fundraiser and more!

Invite friends, coworkers or family members

Offset birthday costs and split the bill with everyone in your pool

Get alerts when people contribute 

Instant notifications show when someone puts money in the birthday pool

Your money pool is free

Never pay a single fee. Keep 100% of the birthday money you collect.

Braid is Safe and Secure

We use best-in-class security and compliance practices to keep your money safe and your personal data private.

All payment and personal information are encrypted end-to-end using SSL 256-bit encryption.

Get spending notifications from your pools, and freeze your debit card anytime in the app.

Frequently Asked Questions

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