Google.org, Omidyar Network backing Fast Forward, the accelerator for tech nonprofits

 An accelerator that helps tech nonprofits develop their products and raise grant money, Fast Forward, has attracted $1.25 million in philanthropic funding of its own. Backers include big names in venture capital and tech. Omidyar Network, Google.org and BlackRock donated the largest share, along with AT&T, The Nasiri Foundation and Rita Allen Foundation. Fast Forward will use the money… Read More


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Did Socratic.org Raise $6 Million?

Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 9.31.23 AM What is integrity? How do you find a missing gas valve in a system? How do you find instantaneous rate of change? Don’t ask me, ask Socratic. The e-learning company just raised a $6 million Series A from Shasta Ventures, Spark Capital, and the Omidyar Network and they are asking “What is the meaning of all this money?” Founded two years ago by tech veterans Chris Pedregal… Read More


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