Introducing Unified

Eager to find a streamlined approach to promoting political and social causes after the 2016 and 2020 elections, Unified Co-Founder and CEO Shion Deysarkar set out to make organizing and activism a more fun, joyful, and community-driven experience. Shion believes that the core source of political power comes from the grassroots community.   “After the 2020 […]

Introducing SpeechifAI

It’s no secret that social media has the power to give people around the world a global voice. However, in our digitally-native society where so much of our communication takes place almost entirely online, it has become increasingly difficult for everyone to find an audience on social media and have a meaningful voice (only 10% […]

Announcing our Cohort 5 Companies

2022 is a unique moment for America. Higher Ground Labs is proud to introduce you to ten companies who are ready to meet it.  Our new Cohort 5 founders hail from every region of the US as well as the UK and Europe. They are Forbes 30 Under 30 laureates, serial tech entrepreneurs, top Democratic […]

Higher Ground Labs 2022 Investment Thesis

At Higher Ground Labs, we invest in technology that helps progressives win. That has been our core mission since 2017, and it guides our work every day. To help fulfill that mission, we write an annual investment thesis to highlight specific areas of underinvestment and technological need in the progressive ecosystem. The last year has […]

Cohort 4 Accelerator Graduation

I just graduated from my first venture backed accelerator and it blew my expectations away holy sh–  Let me back up. I’m Thomas, Co-Founder and CEO of Measure Studio. We’re building the next generation social media analytics app that helps publishers, agencies, brands, and causes make better content. I’ve been working in social media for […]

Introducing Vin

We sat down with our new Vice President of Investments, Vin Morada, to ask some questions about what led him to HGL. We can’t wait for you to meet him.  Prior to joining HGL, Vin worked in investing and banking roles at Wells Fargo and Merrill Lynch respectively. He also worked at Microsoft as a […]

Woodside Retreat 2021

fire pit is highlighted across faces full of laughter. Chatter of electoral campaigns, product roadmaps and flashbacks to the epic dance party at Shomik’s wedding fill the air. Cohort 4 of Higher Ground Labs’ Founder Academy is evidenced at The Canyon Ranch retreat nestled deep in the forest of Woodside, CA.

Meet Irene and Preston

Bluelink lets non-technical users easily set up data flows between tools so their campaigns and groups can automatically run processes — like registering voters or thanking donors — saving time and money for strategic work while using context to improve the voter/supporter experience. For software teams, Bluelink reduces integration costs so they can focus on […]

Meet Adam

Universe is a campaign-in-a-box for underserved local organizers. We provide affordable data services, outreach tools, and owned media to grassroots campaigns of any size to ensure Democratic and progressive organizers are equipped to engage at every level of civic discourse – up and down the ballot. We asked Adam Miller to share a little bit […]

Meet Kristina

Unpacking is an online learning platform for gamified diversity training. We power interactive experiences and analytics to improve organizational cultures. Recently, we asked Kristina Ashley Williams to share a bit about the company and their goals for the accelerator program.  Tell us more about why you started your company and its mission.  I’m Kristina and […]