GIVING TECH LABS

our story

The creation of Tech4PI is uncharted territory. These are some of the meaningful dots in our journey.

We started our venture inspired by our journeys, our families, our mentors, and hunger for climbing the second mountain in our life: to do well while doing good.

It all started with an investment of $100 and a dream.

Today we have a thriving team of over 20 talented data scientists, AI fellows, software developers, marketers, program managers, business leaders, and social scientists.

Our tech ventures are worth $25M+ while delivering measurable social impact

years in business

social tech enterprises created

individuals, per month, addressing a social issue using technology from one of our ventures

patents, research papers, government proclamations sparked, and new legislation supported

our story – our way

some dots…

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JUL 2017

GIVING TECH LABS FOUNDED

  • Shelly Kurtz and Luis Salazar, co-found Giving Tech Labs in partnership with Jeff Raikes and Tricia Raikes; here we are!
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SEP 2017

GIVINGCOMPASS.ORG

  • Operated by Giving Tech Labs, Giving Compass officially launches as the portal for impact-driven philanthropy.
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MAR 2018

NEW HQ IN SEATTLE

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JUL 2018

VIDANYX LLC

  • VidaNyx LLC, incorporated and MVP plan crafted, envisioning a cloud-based digital video evidence system to protect 700,000 child survivors of abuse, sexual assault, and neglect each year in the US.
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AUG 2018

E-IMMIGRATE

  • E-Immigrate launches, sponsored by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, to pilot approaches to aggregate trustworthy services, tools, and resources for the needs of US residents seeking lawful permanent residency or citizenship.
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NOV 2018

VIDANYX.COM LAUNCH

  • Project Harmony, a child advocacy center serving over 2,000 children each year in Omaha, Nebraska, is the first client to securely share, manage, and store child forensic interviews, leading the way for the sector’s digital transformation.
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MAY 2019

GIVING COMPASS AND GIVING PLANNER EXITS

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JUN 2019

X4IMPACT INC

  • Incorporated as an AI-powered data intelligence platform for social innovation. The R&D begins with the goal of inspiring thousands of innovators to create Tech4PI., Microsoft joins as the first partner.
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JUL 2019

A YEAR OF IMPACT WITH VIDANYX

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JUL 2019

GIVING TECH LABS TURNS 2

  • 4 incubations, 2 exits, 35,0000 individuals using tech from our companies, 2 legislative policies supported, 200K lines of code, 17,000 Cheez-it munched, 5,000 M&Ms and 1,000 Cans of soda and espresso shots.
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JUL 2019

AI4PI.ORG

  • We created AI4PI the AI Research & Development Division of Giving Tech Labs, led by Dr. Ying Li as our Chief Scientist and launched a Fellowship Program to train the next generation of Data Scientists to serve the Social Sector.
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AUG 2019

AWS GLOBAL CONFERENCE

  • Giving Tech Labs keynotes AWS Imagine Nonprofit Conference with an urgent call to action to create technology for the public interest, sharing the case study of VidaNyx and planting the seed for X4Impact.
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DEC 2019

AISENSA LLC

  • AISENSA is born to focus on Artificial Intelligence, applied under ethical principles, to the creation of Domain-Specific Knowledge Graphs and to the processing of Sound, Vision, and Touch to create Technology for the Public Interest – Tech4PI.
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DEC 2019

VIDANYX EXITS

  • After reaching $400K in ARR in year one, serving 2,500 individuals, and 1,000 agencies that protect 19,000 children, VidaNyx hires a world-class CEO. She raises $5M in a Series A round of financing and moves operations to Omaha, NE.
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FEB 2020

RESEARCH PAPERS

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APR 2020

SUVOTEK™

  • Our subsidiary AISENSA launches sound and voice technologies (SuvoTek™) with the creation of Coach Ana and the release of its first software development kit (SDK) for enterprise customers.
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MAY 2020

X4IMPACT REVEAL

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JUN 2020

E-IMMIGRATE EXITS

  • After serving over 18,000 users and powering 48 pilot workshops for 5,000+ immigrants getting their citizenship or their green card, E-Immigrate exit as a 501c3 under Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
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JUL 2020

AI4PI.ORG – TURNS 1

  • Our AI4PI program closes its first year as a training ground for next-generation data scientists: 11 AI4PI fellows, 3 distinguished alumni, a waiting list of 126 applicants from world class universities and 2 research papers published by KDD.
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JUL 2020

WE TURN 3!

  • 7 social tech enterprises created, 61,750 individuals, every month, addressing a social issue using technology created by one of our ventures, 7 patents, research papers published, government proclamations sparked, and new pieces of legislation supported.

become a change maker!

our change makers

alexander andino

Engineering Leader & Sr. Software Developer

kala wetzler

Software Developer

john nausner

Senior Software Developer

heidi funston

Customer Success and Operations Manager

sophie snowden

Business Development and Program Manager

vitalii zakhozhyi

AI4PI Senior Fellow and Program Officer

julian cooper

Project Coordinator & Social Justice

ellie neilson

Tech4PI Program Ambassador in the UK

matt marchio

Sr. Software Developer

ethan simmons

Software Developer

jakub filipek

AI and Data Sciences Fellow

mayuree binjolkar

AI and Data Sciences Fellow

joy he

AI and Data Sciences Fellow

todor dimitrov

AI and Data Sciences Fellow

yu fu

AI and Data Sciences Fellow

spencer kraisler

AI and Data Sciences Fellow

brandon ko

AI and Data Sciences Fellow

our leadership

shelly kurtz

Our co-founder and CMO. Recipient of 50+ industry awards, leading 200+ global campaigns in tech, media, and entertainment.

dr. ying li

Our Chief Scientist. Global leader on AI, Data Sciences, and Machine Learning with over 100 patents and publications

luis salazar

Our co-founder and CEO. Entrepreneur and Global Tech Executive, leading over 50 global tech products and startups.

dave coburn

EVP. High growth Enterprise, Artificial Intelligence Solutions, and SMB SaaS,

jeff raikes

Board Member. Philanthropist, Global Tech Executive, Educator, Entrepreneur. Led multibillion USD Global Tech and Foundations.

tricia raikes

Board Member. Philanthropist, Global Tech Marketing and Communications Leader. Social Justice and Equality Advocate.

alex gounares

X4impact Advisor. World recognized expert in cybersecurity, Founder and CEO at Polyverse, Global Tech Executive for Microsoft, AOL.
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