Voatz, a Boston, MA-based mobile focused election voting and citizen engagement platform, raised over $2.2m in seed funding.
The round was led by Medici Ventures with participation from the Urban Innovation Fund and Oakhouse Partners, Walt Winshall, Michael Dornbrook, Joe Caruso and members of the Walnut Ventures angels group.
The company plans to use the capital to build out its business development team, expand its reach across the United States and accelerate the development of several exciting new product features.
Led by Co-Founder & CEO Nimit Sawhney, Voatz provides a mobile voting platform which uses biometrics for security and blockchain technology to ensure tamper-proof recordkeeping, identity verification and auditing, enabling citizens to vote in many types of elections and voting events via a secured smartphone or tablet.
Several leading universities, labor unions, state political parties, church groups and non-profits have already deployed the Voatz platform for their internal elections, convention voting, and other voting functions.