Civic Insight

UsagesUse Case n. 667
TaglineCivic Insight makes official data about buildings easily findable and usable.
CitySan Francisco
Mapping LocationSan Francisco, California, United States
Zip Code94103
CEOEddie Tejeda
Year Founded2012
Full Time Employees5
Comapny TypePrivate
Market CategoriesHousing/Real Estate
Revenue SourceData Management And Analytic Services
DescriptionCivic Insight turns buried property data critical to the development of cities into actionable information. While knowledge of city codes and permits is required for construction, development, and revitalization, too often the status of the work is opaque. This slows down projects and is costly for everyone involved. Civic Insight makes it easy to quickly access up-to-date information in ways that are easy to understand and use.
Financial InformationIn 2012, as Code for America fellows, we launched BlightStatus in the City of New Orleans. In 2013 we received our first investment from the Knight News Challenge. This has given us the chance to grow our team and expand our capacity. We rewrote most of our application to be more scalable and in early 2014 successfully re-deployed in New Orleans, launched in Palo Alto, and will be launching in multiple cities throughout the year. We have also built partnerships with major vendors, such as Accela, ESRI and Socrata, and are leveraging their expertise to gain traction.