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Maury Blackman Jumps into Investing

Plus, it's time for an UrbanOs, pairing cities with startups, and more.

by / January 23, 2018



Maury Blackman, Venture Capitalist Blackman, who left Accela not too long before the company was acquired, is getting into investing — in fact, he's already on the boards of several startups. Here's what he's been up to.

Voices in Gov Tech: It's Time for an UrbanOS Nick Bowden, a consultant and former founder of mySidewalk, lays out a framework for how local government should be thinking about its technology — as an operating system.
Voices in Gov Tech: Pairing Cities with Startups Stonly Baptiste, a partner in the venture capital firm Urban.Us, discusses how cities and startups should work together to achieve mutual benefit.
Opinion: What's in a (Gov Tech Company) Name? Noelle Knell, editor of Government Technology, takes a stroll through this year's list of GovTech 100 companies and examines similarities and differences between them.


A Whole Lot of New Governors Are Coming ...But what will those changes mean for state IT? And how should tech companies be preparing for those changes? We look at the implications of this year's elections here.


GovTech company on our radar this week:

Statecraft: Data integration, quality control and analysis for local government. Statecraft will be featured in an upcoming GovTech Biz story.

Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.


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Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business 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.

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