FastDemocracy announces expansion and new features in advance of 2019 legislative session

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October 22, 2018

 

FastDemocracy announces expansion and new features in advance of 2019 legislative session

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FastDemocracy, an online bill tracker and legislative analytics platform, today announced that it has expanded its toolkit in advance of the 2019 legislative session to include new, innovative tools that make legislative advocacy more effective. The full, expanded suite of legislative analytics features is geared towards government relations professionals and available by online subscription at fastdemocracy.com.

 

“With our new, advanced analytics, we’re not only giving subscribers the ability to follow what’s happening in the legislature, we’re giving them the ability to predict outcomes and showing them the pathway to success.” said Jill Kline, CEO at FastDemocracy. “Paired with our user-friendly interface FastDemocracy empowers more businesses, organizations, and individuals to take control of their government relations strategy.”

 

FastDemocracy’s newly released, standout features include instant alerts of bill actions, amendment notifications and a one-of-a kind bill comparison feature. “The bill comparison feature is like a DNA fingerprint for bill language. If there’s similar bill language in other bills, you’ll know. If bill language of interest gets amended to another bill, we will alert you,” says Anatolij Gelimson, the CTO of FastDemocracy. “If organizations are pushing similar legislation in other states, you can see that with the click of a button.”

 

In 2019, FastDemocracy will further expand its toolkit to include predictive technology, allowing users to move beyond traditional bill tracking and identify effective, data-driven strategies for success. Additionally, FastDemocracy will expand its tracking and analytics capabilities to the local level, with St. Louis and Kansas City as the flagship cities.

 

FastDemocracy has seen substantial growth in 2018. The platform currently has more than 800 users, primarily in Missouri. FastDemocracy earned a $25,000 grant from Digital Sandbox KC in July and was a top prize winner in the third annual Pure Pitch Rally earlier this month.

 

FastDemocracy, founded in 2018 and headquartered in Kansas City, is a state and national legislative analytics platform that uses data-driven analytics and collaborative communications tools to empower professionals and consumers alike to be more informed and effective while advocating for policy change. For more information on FastDemocracy, visit fastdemocracy.com.

 

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FastDemocracy top prize winner at the Pure Pitch Rally

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October 10, 2018

 

FastDemocracy top prize winner at Pure Pitch Rally startup competition

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FastDemocracy today won prizes worth $110,000 and the People’s Choice Award at the Pure Pitch Rally, earning the company a spot as a top prize winner at the local startup competition. FastDemocracy’s earned cash awards as well as tech services from Amazon Web Service and an office space at WeWork Kansas City.

 

“We were thrilled to compete among such an impressive slate of entrepreneurs and honored to have earned such support,” said Sara Baker, chief innovation officer at FastDemocracy. “This recognition by venture capitalists and business leaders further validates the effectiveness of FastDemocracy’s platform and the need for innovation in the legislative advocacy industry.”

 

FastDemocracy competed against seven other area technology startups at the third annual Pure Pitch Rally. Each entrepreneur received three minutes to pitch their business to a panel of judges and investors.

 

FastDemocracy, founded in 2018 and headquartered in Kansas City, is a state and national legislative analytics platform that uses data-driven analytics and collaborative communications tools to empower professionals and consumers alike to be more informed and effective while advocating for policy change. For more information on FastDemocracy, visit fastdemocracy.com.

 

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