Responsive Government with Santiago Siri


“Everything has changed around our lives — the way we connect with each other, the way we communicate, the way we work, even the way we fall in love – except the way we govern ourselves, as a society.”

DemocracyOS is an open-source application for online decision making. The organization’s goal is to enable more responsive and transparent communication with government using modern technology.

Santiago Siri is the president of DemocracyOS.


  • What are the problems with democracy that could be solved with technology?
  • How does the DemocracyOS app work?
  • What are the P2P identity management solutions you’ve explored?
  • Were there any previous nonprofits that went through YC whose path you were able to learn from?
  • Is authority necessary in government?


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