Interview by Hassan Karimi
On December 17, 2020 Disruptive Technologists interviewed Richard Hill, the Founder, and CEO of VoteOurVoice.
“You need to innovate, to figure out how much money is necessary, to spend the least amount of money as possible, and then figure out whether or not you can test for the outcomes. All this before making huge sums of capital investment.”Richard Hill
Richard Hill created his organization VoteOurVoice to help solve his own problem as a voter. He thinks it’s hard for voters to really know anything about the people who are running for office by reading a ballot. In this interview, Hill shares his research on which U.S. Senators’ voting histories align best with their constituents — and which ones don’t.
He also discusses his consulting work through the Lean Experience immersion course for early-stage investors. “You have to focus on profitability — first by getting to break even, and then to profitability,” he said. “Even if you have the money, and work really hard to think as if you have no money, you’ll be more innovative if your solution to the problem is not to simply write a check and make it go away.
See more of Richard Hill in our Webinar and Fireside Chat on Tech Disrupts Democracy with Data & Innovation