We invest in for profit companies, grow their political networks, and train them in building a successful business through participation in our accelerator program.
Startup Caucus invests in companies that build products or platforms rather than agencies or consultancies. This is critical for achieving Startup Caucus’ goal of deploying innovative technology at scale up and down the ballot for candidates at every level and with every budget. It should be noted that managed service can be a valuable source of revenue for a product-based company, but the core should be the product or platform.
Our investments in seed stage companies are based on our assessment of a founder’s ability to execute. We evaluate their background, skillset, and organizational capacity to determine whether we can provide the right mix of investment and training to get them to the next stage.
Seed stage companies we invest in will have a clear business plan, market research, and specific domain expertise to execute on their plan and bring their product to market. These are founders who have experience in the political space and are eager to build a product to solve a problem they know, but need help getting capital and learning the mechanics of starting up a business.
Early stage companies should already have a product built and have clear traction with users. These are products that have a clear emphasis on the political space and need Startup Caucus’ help to scale up. Similarly, we are interested in products with an application for campaigns and need help entering the political market.
Startup Caucus believes that the best way to improve a product is with real user data so we invest in companies and products that will be in the field during the next election cycle.