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The website for Zachary Townsend.
I am interested in technology, statistics, civic innovation, finance and financial technology, cities, positive disruption, and books.
WorkI am a co-founder of an early stage financial technology company.
I am a co-founder and general partner of Deciens Capital, where my partner and I invest in early stage technology companies with strong online-to-offline components. I focus my efforts on companies in NYC. Currently, we are invested in TenderTree, Fuze Network, Sponsorhub, Keychain Logistics and True Link Financial.
WritingIntroducing the idea of an open-source suite for municipal governments, Harvard Ash Center, December 05, 2012
Fairness in Civic Technology and City Services, Living Cities Blog, December 03, 2012
Dreaming Bigger in the Civic Technology Movement, Living Cities Blog, August 06, 2012
The Other Open Source for the Civic Sector, Google's Policy by the Numbers Blog, May 29, 2012
Townsend, Z., Buckley, S. P, Harada, M., Scott, M. A. "The Choice Between Fixed and Random Effects", in The SAGE Handbook of Multilevel Modeling, Scott, M.A., Simonoff, J. and Marx, B.D. (eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. (To appear).
Brisson, A., Murphy, C., Rothman, C., Townsend, Z. "Hazardous Beginnings: How Neighborhood Housing Quality and Affordability Affect Birth Outcomes in New York City." (Revise and resubmit).
ContactTake the first letter of my first name and prepend it to my last name. That's my gmail address.