Nathan Yau pointed out that Fathom Information Design, in collaboration with the Knight Foundation and Quid, visualized the growth of the civic tech landscape. They based their findings on an analysis of terms used to describe civic tech organizations and investments in them.
A new report released today by Knight titled “The Emergence of Civic Tech: Investments in a Growing Field” aims to advance the movement by providing a starting place for understanding activity and investment in the sector. The report identifies more than $430 million of private and philanthropic investment directed to 102 civic tech organizations from January 2011 to May 2013. In total, the analysis identifies 209 civic tech organizations that cluster around pockets of activity such as tools that improve government data utility, community organizing platforms and online neighborhood forums.
The report can be found on slideshare