A letter from our CEO and co-founder, Taralinda Willis.
I’m thrilled to announce that Curate has expanded to cover all 50 U.S. states. Expanding our geographic footprint has been a huge push over the last few months, and our hard work has now paved the way for us to welcome hundreds of new customers across the country.
In celebration of this major milestone, Dale and I took a two-week trip to Prague. It was a way to balance our two passions: travel and all things Curate. We rented an Airbnb and found a nearby co-working space to spend some time planning for Curate’s future without the distractions of our lives at home.
With no more geographical expansions on the horizon in the immediate future, it’s now time to define our next phase of growth.
We’re already the country’s most comprehensive database for local government data. But, we're ready to take our product to the next level.
Dale and I are taking this time to dream big about what this company looks like in the next year and the year after, and focusing on what the marketing strategy looks like to get us there. We’re making some key decisions about where we will put our time and energy in the next three, six, and 12 months.
We know that our growth will always be focused on local data.
In my conversations with our advisors over the last few months, my biggest takeaway has been the importance of local data. So much already happens at local governments, and as the level of dysfunction in our state and national governments seems to get worse every day, we expect that the impact of local-government decisions on business operations will only increase.
Our customers love the ability to keep track of discussions and decisions at the local-government level, but they are only scratching the surface of what’s possible with the data we are collecting. So, how do we help them get the most out of Curate?
One of our challenges going forward will be to help our customers maximize the tool we’re building for them. As we add functions to the database, we will leverage the input from our new customer success team to make sure we’re building what our customers need most.
We’ve made some really strategic hires since my last update. In addition to our customer success advocate, we’ve added a product manager to help us get organized. We’ve also added another kickass developer who is helping us push the envelope of what's possible in AI, making our search results both more comprehensive and more accurate.
Every day I’m more convinced that local government data is the future of lobbying, business development, and advocacy. I’m excited to lead the movement in making this data more accessible. We’re doing something no one else has been able to do, and we do it really well.