Our first investment developed an innovative tool that helped register 60,000 college students to vote by helping them understand where their vote would have the biggest impact (their home or college state)
Snapchat lenses that educate and empower young people to exercise their right to vote
Harnessing the power of memes and social media to combat disinformation
Most states do not have civics education, and young people are being indoctrinated toward extreme anti-democratic views from radical online organizations like Prager University. We are pioneering ways to teach civics to young people online
Reaching young people in the areas often untouched by other organizations: the world of gaming, Twitch, and Reddit
Our Civic Innovation Fund finances this cutting-edge program which seeks to identify, advance, and support novel projects in youth-led and/or youth-focused civic technology and media that have the potential to advance youth voter turnout, activism, and engagement. With our vast network, growing investment power, and knowledge of the most pressing issues facing our democracy today, we are not just empowering and partnering with today’s brightest minds to create lasting change for a better tomorrow – we’re also putting our money where our mouths are and financing these initiatives as well!
TurnUp Ideas is like a VC for ideas that will increase youth voter registration and turnout. It’s also a lab as we pioneer and rigorously test our own ideas, too. The ideas, drive, and ability of young people need to be coupled with funding and a supportive community of mentors and peers in order for transformative technology to be created – these innovations can propel meaningful change at an unprecedented level. TurnUp Ideas is like our labs. We are here to make that happen.