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WE’RE IN THE BUSINESS OF
SAVING DEMOCRACY.

Higher Ground Labs is a venture fund and ecosystem builder investing in technology for political progress.

We invest in and support companies that advance political progress from pre-seed to exit.

FUND

We invest early in political technology companies focused on bettering democracy.

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SUPPORT

We support founders to successfully bring their products to campaigns and causes through our world-class accelerator and beyond.

Learn about our accelerator

GROW

We build and strengthen the political tech ecosystem by connecting users and creators of technology.

Read about our mission

FEATURED INVESTMENTS

We have invested in over 70 startups and deployed over $50 million across three funds since 2017.

Scalable qualitative insights platform Avalanche guided over $1 billion in battleground messaging in 2020.

Ballot information tool BallotReady educated 36 million+ voters through major social media partnerships in 2020.

Political media tech firm SpeakEasy targeted 26 million voters nationwide and powered 500 downballot campaigns across 45 states in 2020.

Our companies shift the outcomes of elections.

Campaigns that used Mobilize in the 2020 cycle earned 3.6% more vote share than those that did not.

Every 100 volunteers using Impactive resulted in 4% more vote share for campaigns in 2020.

Campaigns in 2020 that used Deck performed 3.5 percentage points better than those that did not.

OUR TEAM

We are a diverse team of expert investors, startup operators, and political advisors dedicated to the same mission: saving our democracy.

Betsy Hoover
Co-founder, Higher Ground Labs

HGL Political Tech Landscape Report

Informed by in-depth interviews with practitioners, technologists, and entrepreneurs, our AI edition: Political Tech Landscape Report examines the applications, trends, opportunities, and resources for how Democrats and progressives can — and must — use AI responsibly this cycle and beyond. 

Download our AI edition: Political Tech Landscape Report. 

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