A social activism technology company called Timshel owns a company called The Groundwork, which focuses on helping political candidates mine data, build strategy and community, and get out the vote. Timshel is a “technology and strategy company working to solve humanity’s most important challenges by helping organizations and brands scale their impact.” Timshel helps organizations reach and engage supporters and track “impact in human terms.” Timshel is run by the digital geniuses that created the infrastructure behind both of Barack Obama‘s successful presidential campaigns — its head evangelist is Obama’s chief info architect Michael Slaby. Now The Groundwork, a Timshel subsidiary, is working to put Hillary Clinton in the White House, according to Quartz.
Federal filings reveal that Hillary Clinton‘s campaign wrote its biggest check ($177K+) of the second quarter of 2015 to The Groundwork. The Groundwork’s current website is a closed door. But Quartz reports that both companies are largely funded by money from Silicon Valley elite, including Alphabet (nee Google) chairman Eric Schmidt. Timshel currently has multiple job postings. The company requires that candidates “are passionate about humanity and helping solve social, civic, and humanitarian challenges” and “live and breathe thoughtful examination of issues, organizations, and industries.”