About Love Deficit

Formerly a dating blog with almost 90K subscribers, Love Deficit has been re-purposed as a social experiment by Cat Volz in Silicon Valley, California.

 

America First

Good people are frustrated because they see a problem that exists, but what can we do about it? So much of what the billionaires are doing doesn’t have to do with the local community. So we are directly connecting people who are most in need with proceeds from the products generously donated to our ecosystem.

 

The Innovation Initiative

Love Deficit has partnered with The Innovation Initiative to serve as an affiliate marketplace where new entrepreneurs and small business owners can launch their products. Venture capitalists may disagree, but we believe that to do good and to do well are not incompatible.

 

Our Founder on Balancing the Love Deficit

The human adventure is about learning whatever your soul has sought to experience in order to grow spiritually.

Everybody has problems but what’s striking is the amount of shame associated with imperfection, a man-made construct. Both helping and seeking help are miracles we give to each other, the reason we co-exist. A problem or obstacle becomes your asset as soon as you assign meaning and flip the script.

In the States, human worth feels directly tied to net worth. I was a suicide prevention counselor and poverty is a great risk factor. It’s criminal to be poor. I bootstrapped my businesses while living out of a car, working odd jobs to meet payroll for the team, experiencing first-hand what it’s like as a homeless person to be invisible or treated with disdain.

I’ve served the elderly, homeless, physically and mentally disabled, soldiers, underprivileged youth in STEM, sex workers, addicts, battered women and children, and terminal cancer and AIDS patients. In 2016 I started SpokeUp for survivors of sexual assault. Of these populations, homeless Americans are least likely to be served. More than one-third of school children in Silicon Valley are homeless, in my own backyard.

Technology is a constant learning curve, but with the evolution of smart phones and the internet, we have less gatekeepers and more opportunity than ever to succeed, as well as to do some good in the world.

How do you balance the Love Deficit?

Feel free to let me know.

Our Founder on Balancing the Love Deficit

The human adventure is about learning whatever your soul has sought to experience in order to grow spiritually.

Everybody has problems but what’s striking is the amount of shame associated with imperfection, a man-made construct. Both helping and seeking help are miracles we give to each other, the reason we co-exist. A problem or obstacle becomes your asset as soon as you assign meaning and flip the script.

In the States, human worth feels directly tied to net worth. I was a suicide prevention counselor and poverty is a great risk factor. It’s criminal to be poor. I bootstrapped my businesses while living out of a car, working odd jobs to meet payroll for the team, experiencing first-hand what it’s like as a homeless person to be invisible or treated with disdain.

I’ve served the elderly, homeless, physically and mentally disabled, soldiers, underprivileged youth in STEM, sex workers, addicts, battered women and children, and terminal cancer and AIDS patients. In 2016 I started SpokeUp for survivors of sexual assault. Of these populations, homeless Americans are least likely to be served. More than one-third of school children in Silicon Valley are homeless, in my own backyard.

Technology is a constant learning curve, but with the evolution of smart phones and the internet, we have less gatekeepers and more opportunity than ever to succeed, as well as to do some good in the world.

How do you balance the Love Deficit?

Feel free to let me know.