CityBase, a Chicago-based startup offering digital citizen services to municipalities, has brought three big names onto its board of directors:
Daniel Diermeier, provost at the University of Chicago and part of Argonne National Laboratory’s board of governors. Michael Moskow, vice chair of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Bill Conroy, who was CEO of the government data software-maker Initiate Systems when IBM acquired it in 2010. Just two years old, CityBase has already secured more than $10 million in funding through its series A and B rounds — with the Chicago-based KDWC Ventures serving as one of its primary backers. It's also on the 2017 list of Gov Tech 100 companies.
The company’s software-as-a-service platform is designed to centralize citizens’ interactions with local government. Toward that end, it provides payment acceptance for things like permits and fees, and lets users sign up for alerts for items relevant to them. Its customers include Indianapolis and the surrounding Marion County, according to the Chicago Tribune.