Making for the Exit: Poli-tech Firms are Still Waiting on a Lucrative, Silicon Valley-Style Exit

An eye-popping $1.2 billion in venture capital funding for Uber. Growing interest in media companies. Dollars for biotech. Venture capitalist (VC) money frothing to its highest quarterly total since 2001. But where’s the love for political tech startups? Why aren’t they getting a piece of the VC pie?

Actually, a few are, but most of the VCs and CEOs I spoke with agreed it’s harder for poli-tech to get funding, and even harder for its firms to receive the kind of exits that make the Silicon Valley ecosystem thrive.

To find out why, check out my new article in Campaigns & Elections magazine.