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Logo 20large 20square 20copy is a social-based platform connecting candidates, organizations & voters through a first-of-its-kind marketplace for political action.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2012
  • Employees 23
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Company Summary is a social-based ecosystem that connects candidates, organizations & voters. Over 90% of the 1M political candidates who run for office each do not have a website. Why? Current products are too complicated & expensive. Our freemium model that enables zero cost of user adoption. Since launch in Aug 2013 the company has achieved 30% week on week user growth with 8,000 active users. Projected 150,000 active users by year-end 2014.


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    Talmage Cooley
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Serial entrepreneur across multiple sectors - media, social & tech. Began career as analyst, banker & trader at Dominion Bank and Morgan Stanley. Was founder/CEO of CPYV, the largest NGO in US dedicated to gun violence issue. Was Founder/CEO of Fervent Strategy, consulting on deployment of new technologies, primarily mobile commerce, in emerging economies. Is an award-winning filmmaker. BA & MBA from U.of VA. MPA from Harvard.

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    Jonathan Karush
    Chief Technology Officer

    Is the Founder/CEO of Liberty Concepts, one of the leading providers of websites & online strategy to political campaigns. Holds record as developer with most Congressional race victories in one cycle. Recipient of numerous online awards, including Webbies, Pollies and multiple Golden Lions at Cannes. Is a frequent television and print commentator on politics. Received a BA from the Univ. of Pennsylvania and an MPP from Harvard.

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    Heidi Sieck
    Chief Operating Officer

    High level operations management experience. Chief Logistics Officer of San Francisco. Led SF 311 Customer Service Center, a $20 million transformational government project. Created ResilientSF: Post-Disaster Recovery Initiative recognized by Harvard as 2011 Top 25 Innovation in Government. During the first tech boom, she was National Compliance Officer and regulatory implementation analyst for AT&T, XO Communications and Urban Media.

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    Kirsti Samuels
    Chief Global Strategist

    Leading authority in global democratic institution building, including experience in Somalia, East Timor, Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq and Sudan; Taught Leadership at Harvard and Law at Oxford; Consulted to the World Bank, US Department of State, Clinton Foundation and the United Nations; Holds a Doctorate from Oxford and an MPA from Harvard.


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    Corporate: Michael Malm at Davis Malm & D'Agostine (Boston) and David Peinsipp at Cooley LLP (SF). Election Issues: Trevor Potter at Caplin & Drysdale (DC)

Previous Investors

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    Series 1 Convertible Notes: $2.14 million