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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Kazm (formerly Junto) is a platform for structured, small-group video conversations around specific topics. We’re like a fully-automated book club for your organization – we engage an audience at scale without any need for scheduling or facilitation. We asked founders Ben Turtel and Danny Franklin to share a little bit more about their vision for […]
By definition, innovation is never complete. When we started Higher Ground Labs, we set out to build and maintain a culture of innovation in progressive politics. We have learned that this requires a constant stream of support and resources to people at every stage of the innovation cycle – and we continue to evolve our […]
Measure Studio makes centralizing and analyzing your social media data easy, so you and your team can focus on what you do best: making great content. Recently, we asked founders Thomas Kramer and James Creech to share a bit about the company and their goals for the accelerator program. Tell us more about why you […]
Goodstock & Co. is committed to creating good products, connecting good people, and celebrating good causes through their online self-service merch store. Recently, we asked founders Emily Parcell and Josh Grossfeld to share a bit about the company and their goals for the accelerator program. Tell us more about why you started your company and […]
Votus is a communication platform that helps organizations identify and engage their supporters through 1:1 conversations across different social networks at scale. Recently, we asked founders Philip Armstrong and Brandon Harris to share a bit about the company and their goals for the accelerator program. Tell us more about why you started your company and […]
By definition, innovation is never finished. The mission of Higher Ground Labs is to promote and support constant innovation for a better democracy. Over the past four years, we have invested in companies that have become core infrastructure for progressive politics. In 2020, HGL companies played a pivotal role in every piece of campaign strategy, […]
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. We are excited to […]
After a month apart, our third cohort of portfolio companies reconvened in Chicago for the second of four intensives as part of our accelerator program.