Enabling millions of people to volunteer remotely for campaigns & nonprofits

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Software, Technology, Female Founder, Government, Politics, Minority Founder, SaaS
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Middletown, DE
Expected Close Date
April 30, 2023
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Key Deal Facts

πŸ“ˆ Early Traction: 75+ campaigns & huge nonprofits on the waitlist, including sitting federal reps
πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ LGBTQ+ founder with extensive experience in politics, nonprofits & tech startups
πŸ— Built atop open-source technology, Shire already has feature parity with systems like Slack
πŸ† Shire is the first - and only - platform of its kind for remote-first volunteering
πŸ’™ Shire is dedicated to supporting only progressive campaigns and causes aligned with our values
πŸ“΅ Existing tools don't scale and aren't priced right for political campaigns or nonprofits
πŸ€‘ Progressive political campaigns spent $400 million in 2020 alone on volunteer mobilization tools
🌱 Once established in the political market, the nonprofit market has huge potential for expansion

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Samantha Boucher Co-founder & CEOA serial startup early hire & helped scale early-stage startup companies including Handshake, now at 3.5b+ valuation.

Served as campaign manager for Democratic U.S. House and U.S. Senate campaigns, with extensive political industry experience., Edward Monical-Vuylsteke Co-founder & CTOEdward is a backend developer and systems architect with 15+ years of experience in building scalable, integrated systems., Michael Aponte Engineering DirectorMichael is an experienced organizing director and full stack engineer with a deep understanding of the needs of movement organizers. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology., Cory Archibald Board MemberCory is a powerful voice in the progressive movement, formerly serving as chair of the board for Brand New Congress. She has directly worked on or advised over 100 campaigns., Sammy Lowdermilk Board MemberSammy is a tech educator, former Congressional District Director & Campaign Manager with 20+ years experience in local, regional, and national political campaigns., Jyn Fairchild Advisor, UI/UX DesignerJyn is a UI/UX designer who cut her teeth at Google, working on UX for multiple products including Youtube & Search. She’s a maker, arduino lover, and graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology.
Amount Raised : $69,750
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