|Description||Klout meets Foursquare for politics|
|Seed, 7/11 ||$400k|
Digital politics is a game: Candidates want to earn more Twitter followers, Facebook likes, views of their YouTube videos, and online donations. Whistlestop is the playing field and scorekeeper for the game. Whistlestop makes it easy and fun for users track how their candidates are performing and mobilize friends to support candidates using social media.
Whistlestop aggregates political data from multiple social media sources, including Twitter and Facebook. It uses this data to create a virtual playing field where would-be politicians face off and success is measured, in real time, by candidatesâ€™ digital support.
Whistlestopâ€™s founders are a bipartisan team with a history of start-up success. An independent company, Whistlestop is not affiliated with any political party, candidate, or special interest group. The company is based in Washington, D.C.