Rodrigo Davies

Thoughts on Neighborly, civic crowdfunding and the future of community development


Rodrigo Davies - Photo by Nicole FreedmanThis is a blog about how technology and media impact communities and governments, and the ways they are adapting to new challenges and opportunities. You can also read the tweet-length version.

I'm based in San Francisco as Head of Product at Neighborly, a community investment platform. I'm currently on leave from Stanford where I am a PhD student in the Work, Technology and Organizations group, in the department of Management Science and Engineering. I'm also a Research Affiliate at MIT's Center for Civic Media, where I was previously an MS student in the Comparative Media Studies program.

In the past I have been a Summer Innovation Fellow at the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation, advised the London-based crowdfunding platform Spacehive and been a consultant to the United Nations Development Program. I have also worked with Conde Nast India, the BBC and Bloomberg (see my LinkedIn profile).

In my spare time I am one third of the Idioterne DJ collective, and we maintain a Spotify playlist that you can subscribe to (if you're in one of the 15 countries the platform operates in). You can also stream some of my previous live DJ sets and recorded mixes.