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Exclusive: Y Combinator Startup Tackles California's Notorious Housing Prices

Plus, Accela hires experts to advice local government in emerging areas, thread response company Centrallo raises $1.5M seed round, and more.

by / January 30, 2018


Exclusive: New Y Combinator Startup Takes on California Housing Problems The company, Statecraft, is examining a lot of different ways it might be able to help local government support faster, more efficient and smarter housing development. In the nation's most populous state, where housing prices have begun to shut out the middle class, that's a big deal — and housing is just the first step for Statecraft.

Accela Hires Experts to Advise Local Government in Emerging Areas The company has launched a "Center of Expertise" to guide local governments through challenges they haven't dealt with before. That includes marijuana, environmental health and more.
Threat Response Company Raises $1.5M Seed Round Centrallo Corp., the company behind Groupdolists, has closed a seed round with Responder Ventures leading the way.
Baltimore to Spend $15M on Smart Trash Cans The city is contracted with Korean company Ecube Labs to deploy 4,000 solar-powered smart trash cans.
Opinion: Ongoing Opportunities and Issues in Public Tech What are the things public-sector IT leaders keep talking about? Dan Lohrmann dives in.


Five Big Cities Find Themselves with CIO or CTO Vacancies A combination of factors have led to IT leadership shake-ups in five major cities across the U.S., meaning changes will be coming to those cities soon. Get a full run-down here.


GovTech company on our radar this week:

DataRobot: Automated machine learning tools for enterprises, including the public sector.

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