In the beginning
Blue Utopia was started by three friends that believed that technology could play a powerful role in making campaigns better.  From a dingy loft in Pioneer Square district of Seattle they began building the technology.  They decided early on that they future of technology in campaigns wouldn't be just tools - that ultimately, it would be combination of tools and data and services that would bring profound capabilities. 
  • Blue Utopia Co-Founder
  • Blue Utopia Co-Founder
  • Blue Utopia Co-Founder
A brief history

2004:  In February of 2004, we began building the tools that we would eventually offer to Democrats and Progressives only.  By Nov of that year, we launched version 1 of Blue Utopia, the first cloud-based campaign system to serve the political market and one of the first cloud-based software systems of any kind for any market.  It would be several years before 'cloud' even became common vernacular.

2006: We add our first non-founding employees with a growth spurt of 5 new employees. 

2008: We surpass 200 subscribers in 8 states. 

2012: We add our first non-human employee, Walter. We also reach 350 subscribers. 

2014: We add our first international client from Australia.  And on Election Day our clients' win percentage was over 86%.

2016:  We added our first Canadian clients and surpassed 500 subscribers. 

Keeping the complex simple

From day one, our goal was to deliver real capabilities to political campaigns. That starts with software that is beautifully easy to use -- software that any person at any level of sophistication could log on and use the system without training. For years, we had watch mountains of useful information land in the back of volunteers' closet after election day. Our approach was going to start capturing that info - not just during presidential years but ever year and every election.