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Who we are

CALinnovates is a non-partisan coalition of tech companies, founders, funders and non-profits determined to make the new economy a reality. We’re guided by tech, policy and political veterans who understand how to support and deliver upon a vision for the future of the digital economy.

What we do

CALinnovates educates policymakers, elected officials and regulators on the virtues of delivering a 21st Century digital economy on issues of importance to the technology community at the local, state and federal levels of public policy.

Our mission

CALinnovates’ mission is to elevate public awareness and inform public policymakers about the importance of advancing a more modern economy, one that creates new companies, jobs and opportunities by leveraging technology to address our biggest public challenges.


Our principles

  • Support Pro-Investment Policies
  • Champion Pro-Competition Policies
  • Foster Environment of Regulatory Certainty
  • Drive Implementation of 21st Century Infrastructure
  • Encourage Broadband Expansion and Adoption
  • Promote Consumer Choice
  • Inspire Broad Economic Growth Through Innovation

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CALinnovates in the News

  • August 22, 2016

    Startups Venturing Into Highly Regulated Industries Can Learn From Fintech’s Playbook

  • August 19, 2016

    In Tech-Driven Economy, FCC Needs to Step Up

  • August 12, 2016

    ZEV program running out of gas?

  • August 12, 2016

    Advertising sucks, but TV would be worse without it

  • August 4, 2016

    CALinnovates Joins Coalition Calling on LA to Reform Short-Term Rental Laws

  • July 27, 2016

    Entrepreneurs Need To Embrace Futurism

  • July 25, 2016

    Airbnb, Homeaway and a City’s Tortured Path to Drafting Short Term Rental Regs

  • July 21, 2016

    Millennial’s have a big role to play in the November election. Let’s make sure their voice is heard.


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