Galaxy Labs

A startup studio that launches moonshot initiatives to build a more just, kind, and equitable society. Our work supports those that defend, heal, empower, and liberate people.

Projects

One for Democracy

A movement to protect and improve our Democracy. American leaders in business, entertainment, and philanthropy pledge 1% of their net worth annually to Democratic infrastructure.

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What We
Don't Know

A podcast where ​leading changemakers, activists, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and politicians shed light on the issues that define our time. 

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Maloka

A new VR + mobile meditation platform that helps people build and maintain a practice via gamification. The more one meditates, the more their spirit guide and personal island evolves.

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Defeat by
Tweet

An effort to defeat the Republicans that voted to overturn our election. Donors fund Black and Brown organizers in our targets districts every time the Seditious Six tweet!

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School lunch for all

School Lunch for All is a national campaign focused on ensuring that all students receive free meals at school. No student should go hungry. No child or family should experience financial strain, public shame, or debt in exchange for school meals.

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level set

An organization dedicated to helping the nation’s largest employers adopt fair chance hiring practices. We enable access to employment for formally incarcertate individuals.

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Team
CHief Executive OFficer
Xander
Schultz

Prior to joining Galaxy, Xander was a serial entrepreneur focused on consumer social productivity technology in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was a founding team at both Complete and Kifi (acquired by Google), followed by a short stint in venture capital. Xander, along with his wife Zoë, started focusing their attention to social justice in 2015, founding the refugee aid organization When We Band Together.

Co-Founder
Billy
Watterson

Billy Watterson is Director of Galaxy Gives, the Novogratz Family Philanthropy. Prior to joining Galaxy Gives, Billy was Program Director for the Rhode Island Office of Innovation where he led the State’s digital equity initiatives. Billy is a board member of Beat the Streets Providence and One Community LLC, and an advisor to the Helena Group’s Urban Planning Division and  Govern for America.

Chief Product Officer
Josh
Decker

Josh is obsessed with leveraging the power of technology to build community and empower people. He has spent his career designing and researching products/services to make them more useful to their users. From a diverse background working for tech companies like; P.volve, Prolific Interactive, Meetup, Foursquare, General Assembly - he loves using stories to make great products.

Chief operating Officer
Pratap
Penumalli

Pratap's mission is to give everyone the power to bring solutions for the greater good into the world, and bring good people together along the way.
Pratap spent several years at Google, where he helped launch Chrome, the Google Workspace business unit, and Google Domains. After Google, Pratap led product and operations at several venture-backed startups before starting his own startup studio.