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Mike Mathieu

Mike Mathieu
Chairman and Founder, Front Seat

Website | @mikemathieu

Mike Mathieu is Chairman and Founder of Front Seat, a civic software company whose projects include Walk Score, the most popular measure of neighborhood walkability, and ObamaCTO and CountMore, two popular civic engagement web sites.

Prior to Front Seat, Mike spent six years as founder and CEO of All Star Directories, an INC 500-listed publisher of online and career school directories. During the 1990’s, Mike was General Manager of at Microsoft, and helped build Microsoft Excel and Word into the leading office applications.

He is a partner and former lead partner in Social Venture Partners a leading venture philanthropy network, and past board president of the Technology Access Foundation . He holds a BA in History of Science from Harvard University.


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Mike Mathieu (Front Seat)
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Mike Mathieu outlines the emerging civic software movement where tech-savvy heroes leverage rapid development and improving web infrastructure to build projects and services focused on social impact. You'll come away with a new understanding of some key players in the space, as well as some specific ideas for actions you might take with your professional skills. Read more.
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