Y Combinator, a well-known startup accelerator in Silicon Valley, has invited the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to their Demo Day, where they will receive funding and mentoring, as well as a platform to pitch their cause to investors.
Although not a startup in the traditional sense, the ACLU is poised to grow. Just following President Trump's travel ban, the ACLU has received $24 million in donations, six times their average annual online donations. As part of the program, Y Combinator will help them scale to account for the influx of cash and growing demands, but they won't be taking their usual equity stake in return. As Y Combinator president Sam Altman explained, "I think they are [a] phenomenal organization, and I'm really looking to support them however I can." READ MORE