The move will give Granicus a variety of tools for collecting public sentiment — polling and surveys, website analytics, etc. — as well as tools to understand that data and personalize user experiences.
The startup, which offers transportation technology with a focus on parking, has grown very quickly in the past four years. Recently the area of curb management has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world.
Jeff Cook, who advises on gov tech deals such as mergers and acquisitions, sees reasons to believe this year will be unlike any other for the market. Here's what's happening in the world of gov tech investment.
Pebble is a small, solar-powered, wireless, hockey puck-shaped sensor that detects whether a vehicle is in a parking space — information that could be used to send drivers to an open space, or support dynamic pricing.
The startup has made a name for itself with software that reminds defendants of court dates so they don't get hit with penalties for failing to appear. Now the company is expanding into more of the justice process.
The startup, about two years old, has now pulled in close to $10 million in less than a year's time. Its core business concept is to mount cameras on buses and crunch the footage for valuable insights.
The company, which offers technology to help local governments set up and run their websites, is using certified partners so that agencies can use different firms for things like implementation and content development.
Insight Partners, which has done several high-profile deals in the gov tech space in recent years, has bought a majority stake in CivicPlus, a popular website builder and software vendor for local governments.
It's become more common in recent years for law enforcement agencies to build networks of private cameras to request footage from when needed. Now the company Genetec is offering a new tool to make it easier.
The integration offers an expansion opportunity for the Transit app into more agencies, as well as interoperability between systems using other fare payment solutions — part of a broader industry trend.
The company’s new software, AgileMapper, gives users the ability to log an item by taking a photo of it. Artificial intelligence can then identify the object and add it to a larger inventory.
Five years ago, a report from the municipal website builder OpenCities found many ways local governments needed to improve. Now a follow-up finds that they’ve improved in some areas, but still have plenty of work to do.
The company is growing quickly, with more than 650 call center clients across the country using its dispatching, mapping and analytics software. Now it's raised its second investment round since 2019.
So you're talking with investors and answered their early questions. Here are the numbers they'll want to know next and how to frame them, according to serial gov tech entrepreneur Steve Ressler.
GovQA, which sells software to help the public sector handle public records requests, is putting out a quarterly index to benchmark how difficult the job is. By their measure, complexity has more than doubled since 2018.
SolarAPP+, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is designed to take days or weeks out of the process of getting solar projects approved. Now Accela is bringing the app to its customers at no cost.
One mobile app is focused on public-sector employees and contractors, while the other app is meant for residents. Here's how one gov tech startup is putting a spin on chatbots using geofences.
Axon, the biggest provider of body-worn cameras in the U.S., is integrating with the emergency data startup RapidSOS, giving more information to first responders as well as to 911 dispatchers.
The company, a spinoff from Google-affiliated Sidewalk Labs, hopes to circumvent privacy concerns by making location-based data “synthetic.” It’s also planning on putting out a new scenario-modeling product this year.
The nation's water utilities have three years to do something most of them haven't done before: inventory their lead pipes. Doing so will take a lot of work, so one startup is offering tools to help organize the effort.
In this new series, gov tech adviser Jeff Cook will run through the deals in the space during the preceding quarter. In the first part of 2021, he examines the biggest deal in gov tech history, as well as seven others.
The annual report from Search.gov, which aggregates statistics from searches performed on federal government websites, shows an increase in overall activity as well as several changes in topic interest.
Granicus, which has a wealth of data on the performance of emails sent from government to the public, has released statistics on which kinds of emails about the COVID-19 vaccines do best. Here are the big takeaways.
The nationwide communications network for public safety has come a long way since it started operating in 2018. New numbers from AT&T, the company hired to build out the network, illustrate how it continues to grow.