OpenCounter is a San Francisco-based software firm that combines Silicon Valley tech talent with public sector expertise. The company was incubated at Code for America in 2012, and was a winner of the Knight News Challenge in 2013. Our goal is to build modern tools that help cities streamline service delivery, and promote economic development.
Co-Founder & CEO
Joel is a civic technologist and entrepreneur. He was an inaugural fellow at
Code for America
and served as an advisor to the organization. Before Code for America, Joel founded
companies in the health and hospitality sectors. His work has been featured in the Washington Post,
the Boston Globe, and the New York Times. He won the
International Design for Experience Award
for his work with the City of Boston, and was one of GovTech Magazine's
Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in 2012.
Co-Founder & COO
Peter is a civics nerd. An experienced economic development professional, Peter worked
City of Santa Cruz,
where he lead a regional broadband policy group, and spearheaded the City's
open data policy along with initiatives to lower administrative barriers to
job creation. Prior to his public sector role, he worked in technology and
media. When not working, Peter runs trails and surfs.