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Thursday, May 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Founding and Funding CivicTech Products

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Govtech gets funded because government is a paying customer. Campaign tech gets funded because campaigns are paying customers. But civic tech, by its very nature has no paying customer because requiring people to pay for access to the civic space is anathema to the notion of democracy. So if there is no paying customer, what, if any, business models are there for funding innovations in civic tech? Join leading practitioners and funders of civic tech initiatives for an open discussion of the questions of funding and scaling civic tech.

Moderators
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Katie Doherty

Co-Director, Runway
Katie is Co-Director at Runway technology hub in San Francisco. Runway supports sixty plus early-stage startups through workshops, events, co-working and introductions to mentors and investors. In addition to working with startups, Runway also consults with corporations to he... Read More →

Speakers
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Jenny Gao

Investment Team, New York, Bessemer Venture Partners
Jenny Gao is an investor at Bessemer Venture Partners where she focuses on cloud-native infrastructure, machine intelligence, and enterprise software. Prior to joining Bessemer, she was part of the foreign exchange solutions group at State Street. Before that, she worked on busin... Read More →
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Ravi Gupta

Co-Founder, The Arena
Ravi Gupta is the Founder and former CEO of RePublic Schools, a network of public charter schools. Ravi previously served as Special Assistant and Speechwriter to Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. He also spent two years working on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidentia... Read More →
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Betsy Hoover

Partner, 270 Strategies
Betsy Hoover is a Founding Partner with 270 Strategies, leading the firm's digital strategy practice. She helped launch the company after serving as director of digital organizing for the 2012 Obama for America campaign, where she was responsible for bridging the gap between onli... Read More →
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Amanda Keton

General Counsel, Tides
As Tides General Counsel, Amanda keeps Tides in legal compliance, oversees Tides grantmaking operations, and manages organizational risk so our partners can focus on making social change. Amanda also serves as Managing Director for The Advocacy Fund, the 501(c)(4) entity in the T... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
UC Hastings Room A 198 McAllister Street San Francisco CA 94102