New Media Ventures
New Media Ventures (NMV) funds for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations building progressive power. Its primary focus areas are media & narrative, organizing & advocacy, and elections & civic engagement.
Progressive & mission-driven: NMV is mission-driven and works to invest in entrepreneurs and activists building progressive power in the United States. NMV cares about environmental protection, economic equality, racial justice, a thriving democracy, and more. Supported startups are mission-driven and seeking to make the world a better place.
Strong, diverse team: NMV looks for leadership teams that have both the technical and business talent to create something great and who understand their market intimately. NMV is especially interested in democratizing access to capital and encourages people who have been historically overlooked in the startup community to apply.
Scalable with a proof of concept: NMV prefers ventures with an existing user base, demonstrated proof of concept, and a clear plan for generating revenue and/or growth. In some cases, NMV will fund ventures with little or no user base if there is compelling research proving the efficacy of the idea, or a clear opportunity to build power.
Amount: The common grant range is from $50,000-$150,000.
Eligibility: For-profit companies and nonprofit organizations. NMV looks for:
Early stage ventures working to build and scale solutions in this context
New programs and / or collaborations of larger organizations that are positioned to develop new tech tools or other cutting edge approaches that could be transformative for the progressive movement
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