From the Wall Street Journal:
Sean Parker—who played crucial roles at Facebook Inc. Spotify AB and Napster and also co-founded the lesser-known non-profit fundraising app Causes—is now hoping to make an impact on politics with an investment in Votizen.
Votizen, a sort of social network for political enthusiasts, spent much of the last two years digitizing 200 million U.S. voting records from magnetic tape, computer databases and spreadsheets. Though it only has tens of thousand of members who have registered and connected to their voter profiles, it is trying to push out products and attract users in time to get involved with this year’s general election.
Mr. Parker first invested in Votizen with his venture capital firm Founders Fund, and also just personally took part in a new $750,000 convertible round with a set of celebrity investors, including Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle’s A-Grade Investments, and Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter.
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