Technological Innovation Guest Speaker Series
While working in international site selection, Davie Lee spent countless hours going through websites only to find outdated community profiles so he enlisted Ryley Iverson to help him make timely city data more accessible for all. They interviewed dozens of economic developers across the country and learned that municipalities do not have the time, budget or technical skills to manage their public data.
Understanding these pain points, the two set on to create Townfolio, whose first product aggregated and visualized public data and was released in November 2015. From automating community profiles, they have since grown into a city data as a service platform.
Prior to Townfolio, Davie worked in Data Analytics for Futurpreneur Canada, a non-profit dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs. He also spent time working at Enterprise Ireland, an Irish economic development agency responsible for supporting Irish businesses in international markets.
Davie focuses his energy on data acquisition, API and database development, and promoting the company at various conferences in Canada and internationally.