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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.


innovation is financed through impact investing and catalytic grants; after the initial grants, each venture is sustainable via SaaS revenue.

open positions

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

targeted bonuses

targeted bonuses based on company financial performance


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

our leadership

luis j. salazar

luis j. salazar

cofounder & ceo

As a serial tech entrepreneur and Global Fortune 500 executive, Luis has led the launch of more than 25 global products and companies in the consumer and business spaces and is a recognized expert on reinventing processes, creating mobile cloud-based solutions at Microsoft, Yahoo, Xerox, GMI, Bing, Jobaline, Giving Compass, VidaNyx, 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, and VidaNyx.

Joel Rosenberger

Joel Rosenberger


Joel is a tech entrepreneur and leader in Cloud computing, SEO, LAMP and Microsoft Tech. He has been a tech executive at 2nd Watch, Kantar, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft. Joel holds patents for network bandwidth estimation, tech profiling devices associated with wireless networking, mainframe integration, and social networking.

frank mckeown

frank mckeown

vp engineering

Frank is a software and hardware executive with experience in the video, surveillance, IoT, healthcare and enterprise software industries. He is also experienced in the tech startup scene, helping them grow from zero to over $100M in annual revenues. He was the technology leader at Apollo Video Technology, OmniM2M, InDemand Interpreting, Talyst, WebMethods, TransLink and Wall Data. At Microsoft, he co-led the dev team in charge of Biz Talk.

dr. ying li

dr. ying li

advisor chief data scientist

Dr. Ying Li is the winner of the 2012 ACM SIGKDD award for her outstanding contributions to the data-mining field. She has filed and holds over 70 patent applications in the area of data mining, machine learning, computational advertising, software performance optimization, computer program tracing, profiling, and analysis and she Chairs/Co-Chairs more than 15 international conferences. 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.

michael rawding

michael rawding

alliances and global biz dev

Michael is a global executive with deep operating experience in Asia and emerging markets. He was the President of Microsoft Greater China, President of Microsoft Japan, and President of Microsoft Asia. He also was a business leader in the Unlimited Potential Group at Microsoft, focused on enabling technology amongst underserved communities in emerging markets. He served on the Boards of Town Hall Seattle, the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Chairman of the Washington State China Relations Council.

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.

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