Higher Ground Labs is building an ecosystem for progressive political technology. We provide capital, assistance, programming, and mentorship to talented individuals and early-stage companies that are building the next generation of progressive political technology that can help win campaigns. The current ecosystem around progressives' campaign and persuasive tech is broken. It lacks committed capital, sustained mentorship, and a network of active supporters to make new ideas successful. Rather than build tech and data infrastructure from the bottom up, progressives have instead relied on Presidential campaigns as their innovation hubs, generating a recurring pattern of short-term thinking from hard-working but under-resourced campaign staff who tasked with innovating on products while trying to win national-scale campaigns.
BallotReady is on a mission to make democracy work the way it should by helping voters across the U.S. exercise their right to vote and vote informed on every race and measure on their ballots. BallotReady provides personalized ballots and nonpartisan information to voters in all 50 states. BallotReady is helping voters make a plan to vote safely, through early voting and vote-by-mail, based on the process in every jurisdiction. BallotReady helps impassioned voters scale their impact and get out the vote with tools for SuperVoters and BallotParties.
We’ve conducted over 4,000 polls since our founding in 2017, and surveyed over 3 million unique respondents. Our polling technology is unique, and has proven its efficacy over time, allowing us to publish some of the most accurate polling in the 2020 Presidential race, the NYC Mayoral Primary, and the California Recall election. Our work has been mentioned in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CNN, NBC News, Newsweek, Politico, and most every other major media outlet in the country over the past year. We have also released dozens of polls through our media partnerships with both Crooked Media and CNBC, generating millions of impressions on social media and our partners’ websites.
Civitech develops technology and data products that help Democratic candidates win, progressive causes succeed, and local governments better serve their community to create a fairer, more equitable democracy. In 2020 we powered voter registration and vote by mail tools for leading campaigns and advocacy organizations, and helped our clients register over 800,000 voters.
Countable provides virtual community management for corporations, non-profits, and political campaigns. Their mission is to use technology to foster more authentic communication and inspire human interconnectedness. They produce beautiful, simple, and impactful technology solutions that facilitate community, trust, and meaningful engagement.
Structured Experiential Marketing for Enterprise. Utilizing a unique approach that combines retro marketing tactics with new technology that allows you to monitor activities as they happen, Field Day can help you drive new opportunities for your locations. We specialize in Grand Openings, New Product Outreach, Product Sampling, B2B Sales, Seasonal Outreach Programs, and more. We offer in-person, calling, and email outreach. We also have an amazing sampling program that gets your product directly into the hands of consumers. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Gatheround is a team bonding and community engagement platform for people-focused organizations seeking to build relationships and strengthen teams in an era of disconnection and distraction. We make it simple and effortless to bring people together online in a way that’s both wildly fun and deeply meaningful.
Impactive (formerly Outvote), backed by YCombinator and Higher Ground Labs, is the leading texting, calling, and relational organizing platform for impact organizations of all sizes. We power the engagement efforts of some of the country’s largest progressive campaigns, nonprofits, advocacy organizations, and unions. We’ve worked with over 1,000 campaigns and organizations nationwide since our founding in 2017. Volunteers have used Impactive to send hundreds of millions of text messages on behalf of Biden/Harris 2020, Planned Parenthood, the DCCC, SEIU, When We All Vote, Community Change Action, and many more. Our work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, POLITICO, TechCrunch, and Fast Company.