Grantmaking Partner

New Media Ventures Education Fund


Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman


Oakland, California, United States

We are the first seed fund and national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change. Our mission is to find, support, and finance organizations that are telling new stories, building advocacy movements, and catalyzing civic engagement. We look for scalable, revenue-generating, tech startups that create long-term political impact beyond any one election cycle. Since our founding in 2010, we’ve reviewed thousands of pitches, invested $10 million in 60 startups and catalyzed more than $50 million in follow-on funding. The 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.