SeeClickFix Raises Funds from Omidyar, O'Reilly
BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 11 2011
SeeClickFix, the New Haven-rooted online community platform for reporting and fixing problems, is the beneficiary of an investment from two of the entities dipping their toes into the funding of innovations in the civic space, reports TechCrunch's Robin Wauters. From the release:
Omidyar Network and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV) today announced an equity investment in SeeClickFix, the developer of technologies that enable citizens to report and monitor non-emergency issues in their local community. The investment reflects both organizations' belief that technology can scale programs that foster meaningful engagement among citizens, their local government and others in the community. It is Omidyar Network's first for-profit investment in its Government Transparency investment area and OATV's first investment in a Gov 2.0 initiative.
No word on what sort of level of funding we're talking about.