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PolicyMic

PolicyMic is a platform to engage millennials in high quality debate around news and current events. Think Twitter meets the Economist.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 6
  • Website policymic.com

Company Summary

Problem: News websites fail to engage millennials aged 18-29. Online news lacks is too partisan. It’s not fun, engaging, or interactive. Millennials spend 10x as much time on online social networks as they do reading the news online.

Solution: PolicyMic.com is an engaging platform that uses a currency-based game to generate high-quality user-generated content. The 2012 elections have contributed to 100% month-over-month growth to date.

Team

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    Chris Altchek
    Co-founder

    Leads business development and product team. Worked at Goldman Sachs, White House National Economic Council, and on Mayor Bloomberg’s 2009 campaign. Harvard ‘09.

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    Jake Horowitz
    Co-founder

    Leads the editorial team and growth strategy. Worked at Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Arab-American Family Support Center, and Change.org. Stanford ‘09.

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    Martin Mateev
    CTO

    Leads web team. Has 12 years of experience as CTO of mojocar.com and talentmaven.com. Significant experience building and scaling content sites and social networks.

Advisors

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    Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Stein deVisser Schoenhaut & Mintz, P.C.
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed