Brigade is a technology startup founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in our democracy. The company, which raised a $9.5MM Series A from investors led by Sean Parker, Marc Benioff, and Ron Conway, is building tools for expressing your civic identity, learning about your friends and neighbors, and working toward common goals together. In June, Brigade released its invite-only beta: a place that lets you express what you think about important issues, and see where your friends and others stand. This iOS, Android and Web app is the first in a series of tools the company will roll out over the next year to re-energize our democracy by getting people to act together. Future releases will include tools for members of the Brigade community to start their own groups with like-minded friends and neighbors and take action, as well as some experiences around elections that will help citizens vote in line with their values.