CitySourced

Citizen reporting platform CitySourced gets $1.33 million in funding

CitySourcedLocation-based mobile reporting platform CitySourced announced it has raised $1.33 million in Series A financing.

According to the company, the funding will be used for product development, sales and marketing efforts.

CitySourced Founder and CEO Jason A. Kiesel said the company is profitable, but “when the opportunity to work with our current investor presented itself, the strategic potential it brought to the table was too valuable to pass up. We are very excited about accelerating our growth, improving on our existing product suite and the future at CitySourced.”

CitySourced cites U.S. cities San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego and Corpus Christi, as well as cities in Canada, United Kingdom, Nederland, Australia, and Abu Dhabi, as customers.

Citizens out in force with CitySourced

CitySourced is a free iPhone application that lets citizens immediately report civic woes directly to their local government. Users take a photo, select report type, add comments and send. The incident is then directed to the appropriate department. You can download CitySourced here.

San Jose, CA, is the first city to adopt the program. Interested cities can sign up here.

From CitySourced:

CitySourced provides a free, simple, and intuitive tool empowering citizens to identify civil issues (potholes, graffiti, trash, snow removal, etc.) and report them to city hall for quick resolution; an opportunity for government to use technology to save money and improve accountability to those they govern; and a positive, collaborative platform for real action.

Founder and chief architect Jason Kiesel demos at TechCrunch50: