- Funding Received
- $2.1 Million in 6 Rounds from 4 Investors
- Most Recent Funding
- $150.7 Thousand Grant on December 1, 2009
- January 9, 2008
- Ushahidi is a software company developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization, and interactive mapping.
- David Kobia, Juliana Rotich, Erik Hersman
- Open Source, Mobile Emergency&Health, Information Technology, Nonprofits
Ushahidi is a non-profit software company that develops free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.
Ushahidi (Swahili for "testimony" or "witness") created a website (http://legacy.ushahidi.com) in the aftermath of Kenya's disputed 2007 presidential election (see 2007â€“2008 Kenyan crisis) that collected eyewitness reports of violence sent in by email and text-message and placed them on a Google map.
The organization uses the concept of crowdsourcing for social activism and public accountability, serving as an initial model for what has been coined as 'activist mapping' - the combination of social activism, citizen journalism and geospatial information. Ushahidi offers products that enable local observers to submit reports using their mobile phones or the internet, while simultaneously creating a temporal and geospatial archive of events.
Current Team (10)Update
Director of Data Projects
Director of Crowdmap
Director of Operations , Co-Founder & Board of Directors
Director of Technology Development & Co-Founder & Board of Directors
Director Community of Engagement
Director of Business Development
Technology Lead, Data Projects
Feb 1, 2014
Executive Director , Co-Founder & Boards of Directos
Past Team (4)Update
Funding Rounds (6) - $2.1MUpdate
Board Members and Advisors (6)Update
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