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Inspired by our mentors and partners Jeff and Tricia Raikes approach to venture philanthropy and Impact Investing, we tackle social challenges with high market risk and potentially disruptive impact. We put together an elite team of technologists, tech entrepreneurs, and business leaders operating under a tech innovation lab model to provide best in class technology and sustainability models to deliver results in a sector which has been largely ignored by technologists.


we build technologies and sustainable business models to address social issues



we believe in creating systemic change by focusing on building public interest tech serving millions.


to inspire positive impact and change through ethical AI, and sustainable models to address systemic social issues.

open positions

open positions in portfolio companies

perks & benefits

competitive salary

competitive salary, based on tech startup standards

health & dental

excellent health, vision and dental benefits with full premium paid to employee and immediate family members

professional development

personal allocation for professional development, subscription to an e-library of business and personal development books and resources and monthly private events with local and international leaders


we offer a flexible and competitive 401k plan through the WTIA


15 days of pto per year plus federal holidays and sick days as per local laws

catered events

monthly catered lunches and weekly breakfasts plus a fully stocked pantry and fridge


luis j. salazar

luis j. salazar

cofounder & ceo

As a serial tech entrepreneur and Global Fortune 50 executive, Luis has led the launch of more than 30 global products and companies in the consumer and business spaces, creating mobile cloud-based and artificial intelligence solutions at Microsoft, Yahoo, Xerox, GMI, Bing, Jobalign, Giving Compass, Giving Planner, VidaNyx, Oras Voice,, X4Impact, and others.

shelly cano kurtz

shelly cano kurtz

co-founder & cmo

Recipient of over 50 industry awards, Shelly has led over 200 global campaigns in tech, media, and entertainment. She is an experienced Sales & Marketing Executive for Tech Startups and Fortune 500 companies, including NBC Universal, Comcast, Make.TV, Giving Compass, Giving Planner, VidaNyx, and X4Impact among others.

dave coburn

dave coburn

evp & coo

Dave is a senior executive with proven ability to lead global businesses, product, and operations at startup and Fortune 100 companies. He was an executive at Microsoft and Invoca with expertise in high growth Enterprise, Artificial Intelligence Solutions, and SMB SaaS, delivering technology innovation, leadership development, operational improvements, and customer success.

dr. ying li

dr. ying li

chief scientist

Dr. Ying Li is the Chief Scientist at Giving Tech Labs and has received international awards for her outstanding contributions to the data-mining and AI fields. She holds over 90 patent applications in the area of data mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational advertising, performance optimization, program tracing, profiling, and analysis and she Chairs more than 15 international conferences.


Dr. Ying Li led the first big data analytics effort at Microsoft where she worked for over 14 years in behavioral targeting, data mining, machine learning, information retrieval, computational advertising, Internet monetization, business intelligence, online privacy, and personal data.

She has led AI and Data sciences efforts in global markets, harnessing the power of large datasets from Telcos and Internet Companies across the world. Dr. Li received B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics from Peking University, Beijing, China, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

tricia raikes

tricia raikes

board advisor

Tricia Raikes is the co-founder of the Raikes Foundation. She has been recognized as a White House Champion of Change for her work on youth homelessness. She serves on the boards of Giving Compass, the College Success Foundation and the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

jeff raikes

jeff raikes

board advisor

Jeff Raikes is the co-founder of the Raikes Foundation. Jeff retired from his role as CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2014. He came to the philanthropic world from a 27-year career at Microsoft Corporation, where he was a member of the senior leadership team and president of the Microsoft Business Division. He serves on the boards of Costco Wholesale, the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of CS and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Microsoft Alumni Network. He is Chair of Stanford University Board of Trustees.

creating technology and sustainable business models to solve complex issues in society is our IKIGAI at giving tech labs

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