Hylo was created to support people coming together to solve the great challenges of our time. Our mission is to empower communities to build a world that works for everyone.We envision a world where people everywhere can effortlessly share resources, solve problems, and create together to produce a more just, resilient, and sustainable world.
We are committed to putting the experience and privacy of our users first.We never sell ads or user data, and we will always offer a free version of our software.Our core product is open source, and our APIs allow you to export and remix your data however you see fit.We believe that all life is fundamentally interdependent, and that we are all responsible to each other, the Earth, and future generations.
(from the Greek hyle, “matter”; zoe, “life”): The philosophical doctrine holding that all matter (including the universe as a whole) is alive and conscious.
Hylo’s mascot is an axolotl. Axolotls have the ability to regrow parts of their body over and over. Axolotls are also forever young. Unlike most amphibians, they reach adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis and keep their gills and watergoing-ways for life.
We chose this endangered amphibian from the lakes of central Mexico as a symbol of the resilience and regenerative power of nature and networks, and because we believe that the youthful enthusiasm expressed in joy and play are important parts of community building and creativity. (We also think they are super cute.)