TOP NEWS GovTech Fund Announces $25M Second Fund, New Advisory Council The new product advisory council includes a former Boston CIO, former Baltimore mayor and some other big names. The fund also announced some new portfolio companies, including one led by two OpenGov co-founders. NIC Co-Founder Departs, High-Profile CIOs Step In The new board members have technology experience with Tesla and the federal government. How Sacramento Plans to Use its Digital License Plates The city is the first in the country to test the plates, which it's putting on fleet vehicles. Here's how it plans to use them. Government Contracting Startup Raises $4M Capture2, a startup that aims to help users find government contracting opportunities, has raised a new funding round led by a Peter Thiel-backed venture capital firm. ClearGov Announces $2.25M Funding Round It's the company's second seed round. MARKET SPOTLIGHT
Most Voting Machines Predate the iPhone The original iPhone, that is. Here's a look at the age of the country's voting equipment, and why so much of it is so old.
GovTech company on our radar this week:
CyGov: SaaS cybersecurity risk assessment and management. An Israeli company, CyGov recently participated in the Global Startup Battleground at the BridgeSF conference in San Francisco. Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.
WHAT WE'RE READING
Analyzing Google's New AI Code of Ethics (MIT Technology Review) Axon, DJI Partner to Sell Drones with Cameras to Cops (The Verge) How Blockchain Can Benefit Cities (National League of Cities) FOIA Request Leads to Release of PredPol User Training Materials (Motherboard/Vice) NYC Releases Bid for Modular Public Housing (Smart Cities Dive) GovTechBiz is our weekly newsletter covering the companies, deals and trends in the business of gov tech. Got a news tip? Other feedback? We're listening. Send it to GovTechBiz Writer Ben Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.