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Innovation Fund Open Call Is Live: Apply for $50K in Funding Now

by: | Jun 06, 2016

We are excited to announce the Open Call for the New Media Ventures Innovation Fund!

New Media Ventures catalyzes progressive change by funding amazing technology and media startups that are making the world a better place. Our Innovation Fund finances early-stage, for-profit and nonprofit startups with $50K, participation in NMV’s startup support program and access to NMV’s network of angel investors. Apply Now!

Our mission is to support innovators creating progressive change, and we are particularly interested in organizations that are building political power to do so. While we don’t have a “theme” or focus-area for this open call, we will pay particular attention to startups in the following areas:

  • Uses for cutting-edge technology (such as virtual reality, drones, artificial intelligence, or the blockchain) that could create breakthrough progressive change
  • Mobile-first campaigning technology
  • Campaigning innovations such as distributed organizing models and deep canvassing
  • Solutions to win battles for climate action or prepare front line communities for a just transition
  • Mission-driven media platforms

Open Call Results Are In!

by: | Apr 04, 2016

The results from the New Media Ventures / Pluribus Project joint Open Call are in! At NMV, we are excited to support 4 non-profit groups with $50K in funding and access to our network of advisors and funders. We can’t wait to see the impact these groups will have on raising the voices of under-served and under-represented groups, and on advancing important campaigns, in this election cycle and beyond!

3 of the groups we are funding are also part of the Pluribus Project’s slate of Political Game Changers: a unique set of projects that include campaigners, entrepreneurs and researchers from across the ideological spectrum who are each developing new ways of making our political campaigns more responsive to broad public interests.