The Launch of the 2018 GovTech 100 List

Plus, Martin O'Malley joins ClearGov's board of directors, and Mapzen shuts down.

by / January 9, 2018

TOP NEWS

The 2018 GovTech 100 List is Out! Check out the companies here.

 
A Sudden Spike in Gov Tech Deals Since the last GovTechBiz newsletter, there have been a lot of deals. Here they are, from most to least recent:
 
  • Blockchain Voting Startup Raises $2.2M Seed Round The company, Voatz, has been testing its mobile-first platform in a variety of settings.
  • Government Bond Startup Closes $10M Series A BondLink is young, but it's already signed the state of Florida and other big clients on as customers.
  • Elucd Raises $1M Seed Round The startup, which is already serving the country's single largest municipal police force, has raised money from the Omidyar Network and Y Combinator.
  • Hubbell Buys Aclara for $1.1B The publicly-traded company has acquired smart meter-maker Aclara in what is likely the largest gov tech deal ever.
  • Passport Raises $43M Series C, Gets into Tolling The company's single-investor Series C round gives it money to grow its staff 50 percent, get into a new service and open international offices.

Martin O'Malley Joins ClearGov's Board of Directors The former Maryland governor and presidential candidate will join ClearGov in the midst of a busy season that has seen the startup roll out several new projects.
 
Mapzen Shuts Down The GIS platform, a favorite of many in the GIS community for its ease of use and open-source approach, is shutting down. Users have until February to grab what code and data they want before the API goes dark.

MARKET SPOTLIGHT


How Firefighters Use Drones A new infographic from a drone retailer offers insights into how firefighters use drones and how big the market is.

WATCHLIST

GovTech company on our radar this week:

Calthrope Analytics: Offering software to better plan sustainable urban growth. 

Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.

WHAT WE'RE READING

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 biz@govtech.com.   

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.