Village Capital

Justice Tech:

[ juh·stuhs tek ] noun.

Technology-enabled innovation that supports people and communities affected by the US criminal and civil justice system*.

ARREST
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10
million
Arrested every year
INCARCERATION
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6.7
million
Currently incarcerated or under supervision
RE-ENTRY
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77
million
Living with a criminal record

We see an opportunity to invest in entrepreneurs building scalable justice tech solutions.

The Verticals

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Financial Health
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02
Future Of Work
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GovTech
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Healthcare
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LegalTech
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Communications Technology
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Justice Tech Startup Ecosystem

We've mapped out a snapshot of the Justice Tech startup ecosystem, organized by their tech verticals and the stage of the justice system on which they focus. As the Justice Tech space continues to grow, we also encourage you to check out the growing database of Justice Tech startups created by the founders of Paladin.

Justice Tech Investor Network

Village Capital and American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact are creating a community of investors to mobilize investment capital towards Justice Tech.

This network will create a safe space to:

  • Demystify justice tech and discuss ethical challenges

  • Share best practices in identifying and supporting justice tech startups

  • Contribute to creating an impact framework for mobilizing investment capital in the Justice Tech space: "Justice Tech Lens Investing"

Justice Tech Advisory Board

Katherine Alteneder
Katherine Alteneder
Consulting Senior Strategic Advisor, Self-Represented Litigation Network
Charles A
Charles Anderson
Software Engineer, Slack
Greg B
Greg Bennett
Senior Associate, Kapor Capital
Chris B
Chris Bentley
Managing Principal, The De-Carceration Fund
Marcus B
Marcus Bullock
Founder & CEO, Flikshop
Felicity C
Felicity Conrad
Founder & CEO, Paladin
Brennan D
Brennan Dubose
Senior Associate & Portfolio Manager, Echoing Green
Elizabeth Eagen
Elizabeth Eagen
Senior Program Officer, Open Society Foundations

Get In Touch

Village Capital and AmFam Institute are building out the Justice Tech Investor Network in 2021. If you are an investor, impact-management leader, and/or other stakeholder interested in learning more and joining us, please email elizabeth.nguyen@vilcap.com or fill out this contact form.

*It is important for us to recognize that Justice Tech is a larger domain of entrepreneurship that can encompass racial, environmental, LGBTQIA+, and economic justice among others. The area we will be exploring with this partnership is the ways in which Justice Tech intersects with the US criminal and civil justice system. We would like to echo calls from intersectional leaders that it is important to not narrow the conversation of justice solely to criminal and civil justice to the detriment of a holistic perspective including other systems.