Careers at OpenGrants
OpenGrants is on a mission to enable and power intelligent funding distribution for the world. We are creating a system that is transparent, accessible, and equitable. The OpenGrants software platform and network of users—and the data generated by them—unlock new levels of communication, insight, and targeted action between multiple layers of funders and applicants. We’re organizing public entities, private organizations, and individuals in new ways to create solutions that allow our society to be strengthened by technological change, rather than crumble beneath it. If you’re passionate about this mission and you’re a talented professional in your field, submit your resume and discover your role at OpenGrants.
Why We Exist
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Our advisors are highly experienced professionals and subject matter experts with deep connections to key industry actors including the U.S. Small Business Administration, The Office of The Governor of California, Accenture, Momentum, Microsoft, and MXV Ventures.
OpenGrants was launched in 2018 with investment from friends and family. We have since raised additional funding from a variety of institutional and independent investors. OpenGrants continues to raise capital via the CAFE (Continuous Agreement for Future Equity). Meet our investors and discover the OpenGrants investment community.
Technology and science will continue to advance exponentially in the labs and research institutions of the world. This constant drive for advancement is in our nature, and unless there’s a catastrophe, it won’t be stopped.
Unfortunately, the infrastructure that holds up our society was not designed to keep up with today’s pace of change. Our education systems, economic models, and cultural norms are buckling under the pressure of a world that looks completely different than it did just 20 years ago. A global pandemic has exposed the cracks that have been spreading for decades.
Nowhere are these cracks deeper than in our government, where hardworking bureaucrats do their best to distribute billions of dollars in taxpayer money—money that’s earmarked to improve our societal condition—using PDFs, Excel, and often educated guesswork.
The core issues include outdated technology, lack of data, and poor communication tools. Because of these issues, public funding is indisputably inefficient, ineffective, and inequitable. As entrepreneurs and technologists, we cannot in good conscience sit back and let it continue.
Fortunately, the scenario is primed for action. Never before has technology been more available, affordable, secure, and scalable. Never before has the government been so hungry for—and open to—new solutions. And never before has society so blatantly witnessed systemic issues be exacerbated by outdated infrastructure.
The future of prosperity depends on our ability to bring an intelligent external solution into government. We must build deep partnerships across the public sector, leverage enterprise-class technology to build software and data management tools that fit the needs and pace of modern day society, and effectively integrate these two disparate worlds.
All of this must happen quickly if we hope to give the next generation any shot at tackling their own challenges. This is our massive transformative purpose. This is why we’re here.