Column is a public benefit corporation (B-Corp) that builds technology to make public information systems more valuable, beginning with public notice. Our first product is the first software platform for the public notice process which connects thousands of governments, law firms, banks, businesses, citizens, and media companies through the complex, regulated process of important public disclosures. Public notices provide a key revenue stream supporting local journalism. Column was founded by Jake Seaton, the fifth generation of a midwestern local news family with a Computer Science degree from Harvard College. It is led by the team behind Quorum Analytics, a data analytics platform for public affairs professionals.