Building Campaign Tech for Early Adoption

This blog post was written by Matt Hodges.  Prior to joining Zinc Collective as the Head of Technology, Matt Hodges spent more than ten years blending Technology and Democratic politics. Matt was the Engineering Director for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign and built software for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.  Building a political tech startup is uniquely […]

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 […]

Data Integrations for Political Tech Startups

From Bluelink, a member of Cohort 4. Here at Bluelink, we build data integrations for Democratic campaigns and organizations. After launching hundreds of pipelines for the 2020 election cycle and beyond, we’ve learned a lot about what it takes to build a good data integration. If you’re a political tech startup looking to enable integrations […]

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 […]

Meet Ben and Danny

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 […]

Founder Academy

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 […]

Meet Thomas and James

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 […]

Meet Emily and Josh

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 […]

Could we choose all technology by Independence Day?

In the average election year, many campaigns report waiting to finalize their tech platform until after Labor Day. According to our market survey, 34% of buyers begin to engage with tech vendors four to six months before the elections. While many factors contribute to the delay in selection, there are significant opportunity costs with this […]