Neighborly Angles for the Big Fish, and Preps for Blockchain
Plus, Seattle uses SADA systems software to streamline construction work, Rhode Island, Tech companies work to bring the Caribbean online after hurricane, and more.
Neighborly Eyes Big Money, Emerging Tech with New Effort Neighborly Investments, headed by municipal bond investing veteran Christine Todd, will begin as a tool to bring in more big investors on local bonds, as opposed to the city residents and small, individual investors who have formed the company's base thus far. And the company has plans to work blockchain into Investments in the future, too.
Seattle Uses SADA Systems Software to Streamline Construction Work
The product, dotMaps, is an asset management platform
in use in a few major cities around the country.
Rhode Island, Tech Companies Work to Bring the Caribbean Online After Hurricanes
It was a terrible hurricane season for the Caribbean, destroying infrastructure and claiming lives as storm after storm pounded the island nations and territories. Now, with recovery efforts ongoing, the state government of Rhode Island and some tech companies are working to connect people to the Internet
Ohio Company Scans Social Media for Security, Behavior Problems
The firm, Wiretap, offers clients software to monitor how their employees use social media. Therein, the company says, it can catch inappropriate behavior early, and identify potential security issues as well
The Nation's Top Digital Cities
The results are in from the Center for Digital Government's annual Digital Cities survey, which means we have a rundown of the most digitally focused cities in the country and what they've been working for
GovTech company on our radar this week:
ThreatQuotient: A cybersecurity management platform built with government and large enterpries in mind. The company just raised a $30 million Series C round.
Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.
WHAT WE'RE READING
Arlington, Texas Goes Big on Microtransit (CityLab)
Tech Companies Aask FCC to Preserve Net Neutrality (Reuters)
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