Contributing to a healthy society by fostering, supporting and incubating a sustainable and vibrant free press.

Fourth Estate Venture Fund (in development)

Creating real economic opportunity for public interest journalism by investing in entrepreneurs with a passion for journalism.

The Fourth Estate Venture Fund will provide seed investment funding for any startup that is in an early stage, is innovative, sustainable, and furthers the mission of the Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation.

The establishment of the Fourth Estate’s Venture Fund not only embodies our commitment to contribute to a healthy society by fostering, supporting and incubating a sustainable and vibrant free press but also as an organization that accelerates and amplifies the pace and quality of journalism innovation.

Any member of the Fourth Estate will be permitted to apply to the Fund for seed funding to start a new for-profit venture or to support one provided that the proposed organization is in its initial stages and has few available funding sources.

When launched, we will consider news and journalism related ventures that achieve our primary social mission while also demonstrating strong business fundamentals, including:

  • Sustainable and Scalable Business Model
  • Robust Market Potential
  • Innovative Products and Services
  • Strong Value Proposition
  • Experienced Management Team

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