02-24-2018 Sivic Secures Pre-seed funding to create an App that saves democracy
Chicago IL: Sivic Inc. has secured $350,000 at 26% equity from Seftech India Pvt. Ltd. at the pre-seed stage to develop its Alpha version due for soft-launch in fall 2018. Sivic is a ‘post function’ app that addresses civic engagement. The technology allows people to instantaneously address issues or policies that matter to them with the relevant influencers- that consist of politicians and organizations.
Over the years it has become prominent that the incumbent social media platforms have not been able to address civic engagement despite having the social reach. Instead, petition sites have risen with an attempt to resolve civic engagement but offer a complicated & lengthy process to complete. It also does not provide any insight onto directly communicating with their influencers. People are still finding it hard to contact their local US representatives and senators.
Hence, the biggest obstacle for a common person to use a petition site is the lengthy plan required, from writing the description of your reasons, to then researching the appropriate influencers and lastly that it will not take effect until a threshold for a certain number of endorsements are reached.
Sivic is designed to solve this problem by providing a quick and effective alternative. It offers an intuitive web app where you simply need to write a headline, select an issue category, tag an influencer whom we recommend based on your issue and location and lastly edit an auto-written script that’s created to best address your needs. We’ve simplified to clicking send to a matter of 2 minutes.
The principals behind Sivic are Co-Founders, Dilraj Singh and Rahaland Faateh Sayeed. Responsible for Sivic’s product development and go-to-market strategy, CEO, Rahal has been pivotal in the product development of various start-ups and led campaigns including for Samsung, Scotiabank and Cineplex. While President, Sayeed, oversees daily operations and strategies, for marketing, finance, development and partnerships. He also leads the executive team responsible for nurturing Fortune 500 investors.