Trends in Civic Tech is an interactive tool for exploring the network of companies engaged at the intersection of technology, open government, and citizen engagement. Built in partnership with the Knight Foundation, using research from Quid, the tool showcases 209 civic tech organizations, their relationships to one another, and the balance of public and private investments they received between January 2011 and May 2013.

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The organizations in the study are organized into two overarching themes and further subdivided into eleven innovation clusters. When fully expanded, users can click on any of the 209 companies in the study to find investment data as well as links to other companies with technological similarities.

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Founded in 2010 by Ben Fry, Fathom Information Design works with clients to understand complex data through interactive tools and software for mobile devices, the web, and large format installations. Out of its studio in Boston, Fathom partners with Fortune 500s and non-profit organizations across sectors, including health care, education, financial services, media, technology, and consumer products.

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