Higher Ground Labs

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Apply for the 2018 HGL Accelerator Cohort

The thing the unties the knot in my stomach throughout the day each day is seeing the amazing work our companies are doing and the impact that their products are having - in Virginia, with national organizations, and with local candidates across the country.

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Betsy Hoover
Our Portfolio Companies in VA

Yesterday’s Democratic turnout in VA was the highest in a gubernatorial election in the last 20 years. This wave of voter contact was powered by innovative technology platforms that VA campaigns and outside groups embraced as an integrated part of their strategy. These technology platforms empowered volunteers to engage with voters across the state in new ways that should guide Democratic campaign strategy in 2018 and beyond.  Eight of our portfolio companies deployed their tools in Virginia. Collectively, they contacted and mobilized a total of 1.2 million Virginia volunteers and voters. 

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Betsy Hoover
Reflecting on our first two intensives

Higher Ground Labs recently convened our portfolio companies for our second “intensive” designed to accelerate their pace to political market in order to help progressives win campaigns.  We ran hard and wanted to take a minute to share our progress and celebrate some achievements with you.  

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Jos Lai
Announcing Higher Ground Labs' $1.5M initial investment in our inaugural cohort

~ Companies Have Cutting Edge Technology to Help Close ‘Progressive Tech Gap’~

Higher Ground Labs, the leading innovative incubator and accelerator for progressive political and campaign technology, has deployed nearly $1.5 million to 10 groundbreaking companies that will begin supercharging progressive campaign technology. Each company is an early-stage political technology business that is developing innovative, cutting edge tools to advance progressive causes and help Democrats win elections. 

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Jos Lai