Our story

 

As a construction project manager, co-founder Taralinda Willis fielded many calls from vendors hoping to bid on projects — but it was often too late. However, all the relevant info was available from city meeting minutes! 

Using web-sweeping technology created by Dale Willis, a former University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science Ph.D. candidate, the two founded Curate in 2016 with the goal of harnessing the power of publicly-available info for general contractors and vendors.

Today, Curate's innovative system gathers information in a methodology and speed never before possible. It scans through public meeting minutes and agendas from cities, counties, and school board websites and sends our customers weekly reports of reliable, early insight to help grow businesses and support associations.

 
Co-founder Taralinda Willis standing inside UW-Madison's Union South during its construction.

Co-founder Taralinda Willis standing inside UW-Madison's Union South during its construction.


Meet the team

(back L-R) Steven Alston, frontend engineer; Khaled Jabr, machine learning developer; Mike Schmitz, data coordinator, Riley Steinbrenner, marketing and business development coordinator;

(middle back L-R) Kevin Galle, customer success manager; Emily Thrasher, data coordinator; Carolyn Pao, project assistant; David Burczyk, senior data coordinator;

(middle front L-R) Olivia Zeuske, data coordinator; Billy Boutelle, business development coordinator;

(front L-R) co-founders Taralinda Willis, CEO, and Dale Willis, CTO.

Not pictured: Caroline Hughes, data coordinator; Tressa Steuber, data coordinator; Cal Fischer, sales intern; Yael Jimenez, intern.

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