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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


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.


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


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.


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Ben Miller Associate Editor of GT Data and Business

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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