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The ecosystem around progressive technology was broken. We lacked committed capital, sustained mentorship, and a network of active entrepreneurs able to tackle big problems. Progressives have traditionally relied on Presidential campaigns as their innovation hubs. These billion-dollar start-ups brought smart people together in pressure cooker environments to innovate at break-neck speeds. As every campaign ended, innovation often vanished with it.
Higher Ground Labs has created an enduring cycle for experimentation and iteration that’s no longer dependent on election dates. We act as investors, partners, collaborators and trainers to ensure the progressive community uses technology to run the best campaigns possible. We deliver a safe environment for risk-taking that propels political innovation to fight to make it easier to participate in our democracy.
We seek to discover new techniques for effective campaigning, spark and nurture new collaborations, and strengthen connectivity across progressive tech. We invest in companies building solutions to the most pressing campaign challenges and provide programming and mentorship to help our founders work fast and yield measurable long-term impact with fewer resources.