We’ve written about Mat Mahan’s and Sean Parker’s Brigade before. In an article published last month Entrepreneur magazine looked at the idea a bit more closely and pointed out that it isn’t exactly the first of its kind. . . but might it be the first of its kind to succeed?
Brigade has raised $9.5 million in venture funding from Silicon Valley rainmakers such as Ron Conway and Marc Benioff. And it has good pedigree: Mahan headed up another civic-minded startup, Causes, that arguably came closer than anything else to making civics profitable. And its executive chairman is Sean Parker, the social media wunderkind who co-founded Napster and was Facebook’s first president.
They’re up against a steep challenge, yes. But that just means they’ll have to be as creative as possible.
You can read more abouit what that type of creativity looks like here.