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Knight report: Civic Tech startups are booming

Ashton Kutcher, Google, and Omidyar Network are among the top investors leading a $430 million funding surge in startups aimed at making government more effective and citizens more engaged, according to the first-ever report on the rapidly emerging civic tech field released by the Knight Foundation last week.

PKPR secured extensive coverage for the report’s findings including: BloombergInc.The AtlanticFast CompanyWashington PostPandoDailyGigaOmUpstartTech PresidentNext CityNonprofit Quarterly, and NextGov.

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Brother John S. and James L. Knight built and ran one of America’s largest and most successful 20th century newspaper companies. The Knights formed Knight Foundation to support transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

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