EasyVote Solutions, a three-year-old Georgia-based startup that provides election management software to clients including the city of Atlanta and state of South Carolina, has raised $1.5 million to expand its product nationally. The capital was raised by North Carolina venture capital firm CoFounders Capital.
“There is a great opportunity for expansion ahead of the 2020 elections and we felt this was the right time,” Charles Davis, co-founder and CFO of EasyVote solutions, tells Hypepotamus in an email interview. “Additionally, we found an investing partner in CoFounders Capital that has a strong record of helping software companies expand and understands our mission to improve the elections process.”
Previously, EasyVote collected $1.5 million in funding from a group of angel investors, according to Crunchbase.
EasyVote’s SaaS-based solutions are intended to make life easier for public officials, especially during the hectic period leading up to and during an election. The software can provide inventory management for election hardware (i.e. voting booths), election workforce management, campaign finance tracking and automation, voter registration and information collection and more.
The company says their tools help election officials save money, time and run more productive and efficient elections. Because the platform doesn’t touch the actual voting process, they don’t have to comply with state-specific regulations.
Davis says the delivery of the software as a subscription-based service “has been readily accepted from the customer base for the ease of implementation…” with clients including states, counties and cities/townships. The startup has spread quickly, now counting over 150 elections across 13 states under its belt.
In 2018 the startup was named a Top 100 GovTech company by GovTech magazine.
“Beyond great technology and loyal customers, we seek exceptional management teams passionately driven by a worthy mission… for EasyVote that mission is helping cities, counties and states run successful elections,” says David Gardner, general partner at Cofounders Capital.
The team of 10 plans on growing to keep up with product expansion.