Silicon Valley Offers VC Funding To “Resist DONALD TRUMP” and the White House. Good or Bad Idea Silicon Valley?

FACEBOOK, GOOGLE AND TWITTER RICH GUYS HAVE PUT TOGETHER A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT TO FINANCE A COUP AGAINST DONALD TRUMP AND THE WHITE HOUSE. IT IS CALLED THE “RESIST” FUND!

Here is part of the notice:

“RESIST!

We are excited to announce the 6th Open Call for the New Media Ventures Innovation Fund!

New Media Ventures is a seed fund and network of investors and donors financing media and technology startups that build advocacy movements, create new narratives and drive civic engagement. Over the past 6 years, we have financed such powerful social change startups as Upworthy, responsible for making social good content go viral, and SumOfUs, a 10 million member movement for corporate accountability.

The New Media Ventures Innovation Fund finances early-stage, for-profit and nonprofit startups with $50K, participation in NMV’s startup support program and access to NMV’s network of angel investors. Apply now and spread the word!

The deadline for applications is Friday March 3, at 5 pm PT.

This election has challenged all of us to do more, and we want to help create the future we want to live in. We are particularly interested in the intersection of media, technology, civic engagement and advocacy, where innovation can have an incredible impact. We’re thinking about how to make media work better for our democracy and technology issues that will impact social justice.

During this Open Call, we are looking for companies and organizations working to resist fear, lies and hate as well as those focused on rebuilding, and using this unprecedented moment of citizen mobilization to shape a better future. We are particularly interested in projects in the following categories:

    Organizing newly politicized people. This could include organizations that are effectively blending national reach via digital tools with local impact via on-the-ground organizing but also best-in-class technology that can help organizations do that work.

    Building better media. We are looking for ways to burst filter bubbles, fight fake news and dark influence. We also want to hear about new business models that reward quality and engagement, solutions that elevate new voices with more diverse perspectives, and creative distribution strategies.

Questions?
We are hosting an informational webinar on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PST). Register to attend here. We also encourage you to check-out our extensive FAQs.

If you have any questions, email innovationfund@newmediaventures.org.
Spread the word!
Sample tweet: Building something to resist and rebuild? Pitch @newmediaventure for funding! Apply before March 3rd. Details: bit.ly/2ksNmva

Sample post: New Media Ventures Innovation Fund Open Call is live! Working to resist fear, lies and hate? Using this unprecedented moment of citizen mobilization to shape a better future? Apply for $50K in funding. Details here: bit.ly/2ksNmva.

Thanks!
Julie & Christie
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