Mike Duffy founded CityBase with the inspiration that technology could help public servants do what they do best: solve local problems and improve lives. Mike was driven to embrace local government’s distinct operational challenge of serving every person, regardless of their needs or demographics. His goal was to shatter the govtech status quo, creating a company incentivized by building tech with broader outcomes instead of bigger budgets, using a SaaS model instead of billing hourly, promoting cost efficiencies through standardization, and building modular technology that allows for continuous innovation, with or without CityBase. Today, more than 100 government agencies and utility service providers across the United States are using the CityBase platform for integrated payments and digital services. The platform equally serves people who want to complete a government interaction from their phones, those who are unbanked and must pay a bill in cash, and the public servants tasked with keeping government running smoothly. Mike brings a deep interest in behavioral economics from over a decade working in capital markets, including as a Federal Reserve analyst at Northern Trust. He concentrated in economics, econometrics and statistics, and entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business before founding CityBase and embarking on his mission for humanity.