FastDemocracy

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2019 | Status: Active

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What is FastDemocracy?

FastDemocracy is a federal, state, and local legislative analytics platform that provides users with a way to follow politics and take action. We’ve streamlined the legislative process nationwide into a one-stop, easy to use platform, that combines data-driven analytics with collaborative communications tools and enables political newcomers and professionals alike to be more informed and effective while advocating for policy change. FastDemocracy’s platform: 1. Replaces political punditry with machine learning and data science. 2. Offers distinctive collaborative, communications and workflow tools. 3. Creates an intuitive, user-friendly platform with comprehensive bill tracking capabilities.

Company Leadership

Jill Kline

CEO

Jill is a strategic communication professional who spent six years working in government and public policy. Her transition to the private sector and founding FastDemocracy was inspired by her enthusiasm for helping constituents better connect and engage with their government. Jill has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Anatolij Gelimson

CTO

As a Doctor of Theoretical Physics, Anatolij brings hard science to the world of politics. He believes that data-driven analytics can revolutionize legislative advocacy and offer FastDemocracy’s clients unprecedented insights that will shape a more informed strategy. Anatolij earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Oxford University.

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Sara Baker

Chief Innovation Officer

As a state legislative director for a large national non-profit, Sara knows all too well how the right tools can make or break a legislative strategy. Her expertise in policy, advocacy, coalition building has shaped FastDemocracy’s platform, making the legislative process accessible and transparent to all. Sara has a master’s degree in international affairs from Washington University in St. Louis.

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