Hunter Scarborough, CEO of Preccelerator® Program company Voter, announced this week that Brigade, a civic engagement and activism platform, has brought him on as an acqui-hire. Brigade hasn’t purchased Scarborough’s company or assets and there are plans to shutter Voter later this year. Scarborough will work on the product team to create tools that’ll enable citizens to become more active in local and state elections.
“I’m thrilled to be joining an such a talented and experienced team tackling some the same problems we were at Voter. We’ll be sunsetting Voter in 2017, but its spirit and mission will live on at Brigade,” Scarborough said in a statement.
Voter is matchmaking for politics, it analyzes exorbitant amounts of data, including public stances, voting records, speeches, and more. All users have to do is answer a few simple questions about their political opinions. Swipe through issues quickly. Need more info about a question? Tap the card to get more information, including bullet points for and against. The app displays users match score as a percentage, describing how closely their views align with each candidate. On Election Day they’ll tell users where to vote, when to be there, and what to bring.
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