Citizen reporting platform start-up SeeClickFix announced last week it has raised equity investment from Omidyar Network and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. According to the Wall Street Journal total investment was $1.5M.
The funding is Omidyar Network’s first government transparency for-profit investment and OATV’s first Gov 2.0 investment, which “reflects both organizations’ belief that technology can scale programs that foster meaningful engagement among citizens, their local government and others in the community,” according to the official press release.
“The funding … will enable us to continue to capture the market we are helping to create. Capital will be used to enhance the existing SeeClickFix smartphone and web platforms as well as increase sales and support to our current and future media partners, government clients and users,” said SeeClickFix CEO Ben Berkowitz.
No word on whether investors will use the SeeClickFix platform to openly report issues it has with how well the company is progressing. (joke)
Berkowitz discussed feature updates in a video interview with the Wall Street Journal: