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of progressive change.

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New Media Ventures:

Who We Are

We are the first national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that
disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change.

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Portfolio

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 $4 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.

Become an Investor

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.

Think you are a good fit? Join us today.

  • Dealflow: We scour the country looking for hard-to-find, innovative, progressive start-ups. We are highly selective in our screening, ensuring a high quality deal pipeline.
  • Collective diligence and impact: We give both individual and institutional investors the ability to make informed, strategic and impactful investment decisions.
  • Community: Investors get to know one another through quarterly calls, our annual NMV Summit and other convenings, but the real magic happens investing together.

Apply for Funding

What We Look For

We fund media and technology startups– both nonprofit and for-profit — that fit the following criteria:

  • Scale quickly and effectively: Have the potential to grow rapidly and disrupt the status quo.
  • Generate revenue: Generate revenue with a robust business model.
  • Drive progressive political change:Reach key audiences and create long-term political change.

 

With these guidelines in mind, we typically fund companies in the following sectors:

Mobile/Software
Advocacy Platforms
Online Organizing
Civic Engagement Tools
Elections & Voting Systems
New Media Content

Apply

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 post about what makes a successful application, and see our portfolio to see what our members have funded so far.

Press

For media inquiries, please email Lindsey Franklin at lfranklin@newmediaventures.org.