President Obama Calls on Tech Community to Solve Big Problems Facing Society

Read Investment Partner Stacy Donohue’s statement on President Obama’s remarks at SXSW.

Today President Obama called on the tech community to step up and solve the major problems facing society.  Civic technology is connecting citizens, technologists, and government to improve voter participation, drive better delivery of government services, and place citizens at the heart of better government. Such collaboration can solve these large challenges, and now for civic tech to really deliver at scale, we need more levels of government providing greater access to data, more funders recognizing the potential of the sector and crowding in capital to accelerate its growth and impact, and more people using these digital solutions to demand better public services and hold government to account.