Brigade

Technical Politics

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A new San Francisco based startup is providing politics with another platform.

In November I attended a tech summit in Dublin, Ireland. I spoke with Matt Mahan and James Windon of Brigade. A company that is set to launch sometime this year and will give people an easy and social way to take action on issues they are about. Right now the company is still working on its commercial revenue model and Windon, the company’s president says their strategy is about matchmaking, and not persuasion.

“What we’re trying to do is understand people’s political views and match them with candidates that share those views.”  read more »

Brigade

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A San Francisco startup is getting political with technology.

“Our fundamental belief is that the political system is broken. It’s not working for people anymore. We see incredible high levels of cynicism, apathy, low participation rates and a general sense that government can’t solve the biggest problems that we face.”

Matt Mahan is CEO of Brigade. A company set to launch sometime this year that will provide voters with the platform they need to get involved. And it’s an idea that can’t come fast enough for politicians. Only 25% of registered voters cast ballots in the June third primary election. Mahan says that’s a sign that voter apathy is at an all-time high.  read more »