Like many of you, we were tired of feeling like we couldn’t make a difference. Any time we wanted to share some piece of news or information that we thought was really important, it felt like shouting into a big echo chamber. We couldn’t get our message out to change people’s minds. Instead, we were trapped in our own social bubble.
That’s why we created Human Agency: it’s a way to burst out of our bubble and get our message in front of people who thought differently than us. For us, “the enemy” was never other people, but the sea of misinformation and bias that was assaulting everyone. We want to pierce through that and open up new ways to communicate with different people.
We banded together a group of socially- and politically-minded entrepreneurs, designers, developers, technologists, and activists to see what we could do. Through some work that we did registering voters using digital ads, we knew about the (kinda scary) power of social media advertising. We also knew that ⅔ of Americans get news from social media. We also knew that regular people have no access to social media advertising. We saw a way to transform communication using the tools already lying around us.
Human Agency was born with the mission of empowering individuals to effectively promote issues, causes, and information that matters to them. With the power of social media advertising, you can get your message outside of your social bubble to anyone in the world. With Human Agency we’ve deployed the most powerful tools of advertising and made them accessible so that in under 30 seconds, you can create a message and send it to anyone in the world.
We’re excited to have you here and to help you amplify your voice. So get out there and claim your agency! And together, we can change hearts and minds to create a better world.
Empower people to lead lives they find meaningful
We create the best way for a person to advocate for themselves and the causes they care about.
We promote public awareness and policies that serve people beyond the use of our product.
People are foundational - people are our bottom line - we serve people. Everything else is instrumental.
Deliver Real Impact
Each action or decision we make is the most effective way to achieve positive outcomes.
We generate and maximize results.
We are obsessed with creating real and lasting impact.
Think Different and Think Big
Do what has not been done before.
Establish a new paradigm unconstrained by how things have been done before.
- We define a world in which people are truly empowered and for us ‘innovation’ is creating that world.
Pursue Pragmatic Idealism
We leverage the world we are given.
We are fueled by the potential for a better tomorrow.
We create the world that is possible.
We are a team of technologists, nonprofit leaders, and entrepreneurs driven by purpose. Our team is growing, and we are constantly looking to add talented members to our team.
Ben Xue, CPO
Ben leads Human Agency’s product development and operations in order to deliver significant positive value and a superb experiences to users. Formerly Head of Product at Hatchbuck
Brendan Lind, CEO
Co-founder and founding executive director of LaunchCode, a leading national nonprofit providing pathways to economic opportunity and tech employment through education and apprenticeships. Brendan spearheads and manages Human Agency, using his experience and vision to provide momentum and leadership.
Chance Graff, Developer (Extraordinaire)
A prodigal developer, Chance has been spitting code since he was 10. At Human Agency, Chance crushes big features and is known as the Swiss Army Knife.
Mike Menne, CTO
The founding and lead engineer at LaunchCode, Mike has a passion for creating impact through technology and mentorship. At Human Agency, Mike uses his technological prowess to democratize access to power.