Mark43 Raises $38M Series C Round

Plus, the anatomy of a Gov Tech pitch (podcast), even more Bloomberg Mayors Challenge projects, and more.

by / March 27, 2018

TOP NEWS

Mark43 Raises $38M Series C Round The police technology company has a lot of backers on the round, including some household names: Ashton Kutcher, retired Gen. David Petraeus, Jeff Bezos and the Govtech Fund are all in on it.


Podcast: The Anatomy of a Gov Tech Pitch Writers and editors from Government Technology and Governing discuss a pitch competition at South by Southwest where the startups were pitching mayors, not funders.

Even More Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Projects Helping child care workers get licensed in Danbuary, Conn. Spurring on energy efficiency in Pittsburgh. Using radar to find underground pipes in Vallejo, Calif. We continue our walk through the many local government projects in this year's Bloomberg Mayors Challenge.
 
Contributed: Why are Cities Still Signing Long-Term Technology Contracts? Nick DeMonner, chief executive of Seneca Systems, asks: Can cities pull themselves out of a purchasing cycle that only benefits vendors?

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

What Can Government Find Among the Apps? There are a lot of apps out there for government workers to download. Like, really a lot. But how useful are they?

WATCHLIST

GovTech company on our radar this week:

ZenCity: AI-driven gathering and analysis of citizen sentiment on specific topics, with sources ranging from social media to city hotlines. 
 
Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.

WHAT WE'RE READING

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Ben Miller Staff Writer

Ben Miller is the business beat staff writer for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.