One of the Largest Gov Tech Mergers Now Has a Name: CentralSquare

Plus, As Cities Push Back Against E-Scooters, One Company Launches "GovTech Platform", Startup ZenCity Raises $6M Series A, Round Includes Microsoft's Venture Arm and more...

by / September 11, 2018

TOP NEWS

One of the Largest Gov Tech Mergers Ever Now Has a Name: CentralSquare The company is the result of a merger between Superion, TriTech Software Systems and part of Aptean. The company is huge, and spans a broad swath of needs in the public sector — with a particular emphasis on public safety.


As Cities Push Back Against E-Scooters, One Company Launches "GovTech Platform" The platform, from Bird, will allow cities to geo-fence no-parking zones, and limit scooters' top speeds in different areas, among other features. Local governments will be able to customize some features.
 
Startup ZenCity Raises $6M Series A, Round Includes Microsoft's Venture Arm The company, which offers software to help local government identify public sentiment and gather feedback, is pushing deeper into the U.S. with the new capital.
 
Is More Tech Regulation Coming? The tech giants — especially the ad revenue-dependent ones — have been facing increasing scrutiny and criticism from Washington lately. Columnist Dan Lohrmann explores what the future may hold for them.
 
Pondera Solutions Adds 7th Board Member The new member is a business executive and Northwestern University professor.

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

How Common are Equity Teams in City Government? The 2018 Equipt to Innovate survey found that most respondents did have some kind of equity team — though the teams don't always have a broad reach.

WATCHLIST

GovTech company on our radar this week:

Starry: High-speed Internet service, with a history of working with affordable housing projects.

Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.

BIZ NOTES

>The urban tech startup accelerator URBAN-X has announced Sept. 27 as demo day for its fourth cohort.
 
>Granicus has published its 2018 benchmark report for government communications.

WHAT WE'RE READING

 
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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.