Shomik Dutta

Partner & Co-Founder

Higher Ground Labs

Shomik Dutta is a co-founder and partner at Higher Ground Labs, an accelerator and venture fund for the Democratic Party. Shomik co-founded Higher Ground Labs in the wake of the 2016 election and has since invested $20 million into 40 technology start-ups that support over 6,000 Democratic campaigns, causes, and labor unions. Shomik began his career in Democratic politics and worked as a longtime political aide to President Obama. In 2008, Shomik served as Mid-Atlantic Finance Director to Obama for America and later served as a special assistant in the White House and as an aide on the Obama Biden re-election campaign. He also served as an Advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission. Shomik later worked in renewable energy, overseeing the development, planning, and financing of utility-scale solar projects in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Shomik earned his BA from Williams College and his MBA from Wharton Business School. He has served as a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and at the University of Chicago. His work has been featured in Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, and The Financial Times.

Sessions

Burn the Clipboards & Pencils

09/11/2020 14.15 - 14.55

Breakout TrackChannel 1Breakout session

How for-profit impact investing has transformed innovation in politics and started a commercial revolution in American civics.