This NYC Startup Changes the Way You Will Vote



Voting is one of the tenets that ensures fairness and proper representation.  However, when you want to conduct an election for your company, association, organization, union, or municipality there are not many seamless tools that allow make sure everyone’s voice is heard.  Until Votebox. It is a self-service software that decentralizes the voting process via turnkey technology and creates the simplest way for organizations to conduct elections.

AlleyWatch chatted with the Votebox team about the future of voting and how they plan on affecting positive change for this country.

Tell us about the product or service.

Votebox is a self-service software helping organizations manage their governance through decentralized secure votes.

What market are you attacking and how big is it?

Decentralized votes take place in various segments. Corporates have shareholder votes. Unions members have governance votes but also vote on strikes and, contract ratifications. Home owner co-ops also vote on a regular basis and it is often a real pain to get a quorum…

What is the business model?

It is a subscription SaaS. The price organizations pay is a function of the number of voters they have. Organizations are free to organize an unlimited number of voting events.

What inspired the business?

We were asked by a political party to build the very first version of our product. We’re now making it easy for everyone to use it.

How will voting be different in the next 10 years?
We believe voting will be much easier in 10 years. Processes and tools that are human friendly and frictionless will help reduce low turnouts.
It will also be much more granular because it will be much less cost intensive anymore. We will be voting more often.
The voter experience might become transversal. The standardization of tools and processes will cause the voter experience as a citizen to be close to the voter experience of a shareholder or an association member.

Finally, we believe that voting will be much more transparent. Blockchain solutions allow to build verifiability and trust inside the voting tools.

What are the milestones that you plan to achieve within six months?
We hope that the technology we are building will contribute to the future of voting.

Why did you launch in New York?
Georges Clooney has the best answer to this question: What else?

What’s your favorite restaurant in the city?
I have had the best food experience of my life at Blanca, a restaurant owned by the people behind Roberta’s.

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