FWD.us Gets Lobbying Funds from a VC, a Banker, and the CEO of AOLS

FWD.us, Mark Zuckerberg's self-serving non-profit, which has already recruited a hedge fund honcho and "a diverse group" of tech billionaires to its cause, picked up five more "major contributors" to immigration reform today, including AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Shutterstock CEO Jon Oringer, whose IPO made him "Silicon Alley's first billionaire."

The other three new supporters are: John Fisher, Dick Kramlich, and Greg Penner. Kramlich is the cofounder of the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates. Penner is the general partner of Madrone Capital Partners, the private equity firm. Fisher's parents founded Gap, Inc. and he serves as chairman of the board of the Knowledge Is Power Program Foundation, "which oversees the national network of KIPP public charter schools."

Joe Green, Zuck's old roommate and founder and president of FWD.us, didn't say how much money these new "supporters" contributed in today's announcement. Hopefully it's a sizable amount because FWD's other plan is an upcoming hackathon to "to develop new ways to advocate for needed solutions to the problems within our immigration system."

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