We are the first seed fund and national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change. Our mission is to find, support, and finance organizations that are telling new stories, building advocacy movements, and catalyzing civic engagement.
Here are just some of the people who make it happen:
We look for scalable, revenue-generating, tech startups that create long-term political impact beyond any one election cycle.
The New Media Ventures’ community has invested more than $9 million into startups that use media and technology to drive progressive change. Entrepreneurs we work with are revolutionizing the political landscape — expanding the reach of progressive ideas in everything from media distribution and content consumption to online organizing and small dollar fundraising.
Join a growing community of investors supporting startups that matter.
New Media Ventures is a community of more than sixty technology leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and politicos, investing together to drive progressive social change.
The breadth of experience within our network is its strength. Whether you are a first time investor, new to progressive impact, or have deep experience in both, we’d love to work with you.
What We Look ForWe fund media and technology startups– both nonprofit and for-profit — that fit the following criteria:
With these guidelines in mind, we typically fund companies in the following sectors:
We host an Open Call twice a year for early-stage startups seeking funding via our Innovation Fund. The most successful applications are beyond the idea phase. They identify a significant market opportunity, have a defendable competitive advantage and some evidence of traction with customers or key constituents. Check out our blog to learn more about the Innovation Fund and our work, and see our portfolio to see what New Media Ventures and our members have funded so far.
The next Open Call is January 2018. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. You can also sign-up for our mailing list below to be notified when the Open Call is live.