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COLLIDR

COLLIDR is an online platform for political matchmaking, coalition building, initiative coordination, and fundraising.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Lifestyle
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD

Company Summary

The site enables political hopefuls and the electorate to do two things: 1) co-locate and compare one another beside their peers on terms of their choosing (background/passions/beliefs) and 2)to exchange resources, information, and ideas in a fun and engaging manner.

The goal is straightforward: To provide a broad stage for finding those who believe as you do, even if that doesn’t fit into the options we’re currently offered.

Team

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    Emily Elizabeth Currin
    Founder

    Spent 7 years working for the California State Legislature and on various political campaigns throughout the State of California. Extensive political network and familiarity with campaign finance law.

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    Mike Frankel
    Advisor

    Worked as the Chief Editor at Lime Wire, ran a boutique online marketing business called Melted In Marketing, and founded Freeindie.com. Mike will be a huge asset in terms of digital media strategy and web marketing. Mike attends the Columbia Business School.

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    Brian Brokaw
    Advisor

    Brian brings expertise in campaign management, strategic communications and public affairs to his political and private sector clients. Brokaw has served as a communications and political advisor to prominent elected officials, Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations.

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    Oracio Gonzalez
    Advisor

    Oracio spent 6 years working for the California State Legislature and is currently a Senior Associate at Los Angeles based Venture Capital firm Craton Equity Partners focusing on investments in green energy companies. He has an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

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    Calley Means
    Advisor

    Calley currently works at Edelman, a global public relations firm, where he advises Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and interest groups. His prior experience includes serving as a communication aide to John McCain’s 2008 Presidential campaign, performing policy research at several Washington, D.C. think-tanks and working at The White House.

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    Ashley Robinson
    Advisor

    Ashley Robinson is a California communications strategist for political and corporate clients including No on Prop 23, Rudy Giuliani for President, and Governor Schwarzenegger's re-election. She is also on the Board for Sacramento’s “Girls on the Grid”, a political and lifestyle site for the women of California’s capital city.

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    Or Skolnik
    Advisor

    Or served as New Media Director for Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, where he led online fundraising and marketing efforts for the campaign. He consulted on digital strategy and online marketing for candidates across the US and currently attends Columbia Business School.

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    Zak Williams
    Advisor

    Zak Williams is an Innovation Strategy Consultant who is currently working with NASA to put the first permanent art installation on the moon. He attends Columbia Business School.

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    Jeffrey Hale
    Advisor

    After spending 8 years working in politics, Jeff now works in high tech marketing in the bay area. He has his BA from UCLA, and MBA from the UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.