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Startup routes voice of the people through mobile

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Lily Liu, co-founder and CEO of PublicStuff, a New York City-based company that allows people to submit service requests to their local government online, was recently named one of Forbes' top "30 under 30" social entrepreneurs.Liu, 29, launched PublicStuff in 2011 and the company has raised $6.5 million in funding from Lerer Ventures, First Round Capital, FirstMark Capital, High Peaks Venture Partners, and the Knight Foundation. In a session titled "The World at Your Fingertips," Liu will take the stage during Real Estate Connect New York City, which runs from Jan. 16-18 at the Grand Hyatt New York hotel. She'll join four other panelists to discuss the impact of having various products and services only a tap away through mobile devices.Liu responded to a set of questions posed by Inman News: Describe the idea that launched PublicStuff: We started this company on the premise of providing tools to both citizen and government users, so they can effec...