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 couple founded Curate in 2016 with the goal of harnessing the power of publicly-available information 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 from 2007 to 2010.

Co-founder Taralinda Willis standing inside UW-Madison's Union South during its construction from 2007 to 2010.


Meet the Team

The Curate team is made up of (front L-R) co-founders Taralinda Willis, CEO; Dale Willis, CTO; (middle L-R) Riley Steinbrenner, marketing and business development coordinator; Nirvan Theethira, software associate; (back L-R) Billy Boutelle, business development coordinator; Kevin Galle, data coordinator; and David Burczyk, data coordinator.

Not pictured Olivia Zeuske, data coordinator; Caroline Wahlen, marketing intern.

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