Covid-19 Response Fund

post by Halstead · 2020-03-31T17:22:05.999Z · score: 25 (12 votes) · EA · GW · 2 comments

Founders Pledge, in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank, have today launched a Covid-19 Response Fund. Silicon Valley Bank have generously seeded this with $1m. In the first instance, the fund will focus on:

In the first instance, we will be supporting the following organisations:

Among others. We will monitor the funding needs of organisations in the space, and will look to add additional high-impact recommendations.

In the longer-term, the fund will focus on preparedness for the next pandemic, including engineered pandemic-potential pathogens.

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comment by Milan_Griffes · 2020-04-02T19:30:35.313Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Increase Emergent Ventures' pool for coronavirus prizes? https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2020/03/1-million-plus-in-emergent-ventures-prizes-for-coronavirus-work.html

Probably high-leverage.

comment by Milan_Griffes · 2020-04-02T20:14:04.800Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Could also be cool to administer a coronavirus prize independent from Emergent Ventures, trying to get more expected impact than Tyler.