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Thad Rueter

Thad Rueter

Thad Rueter writes about the business of government technology. He covered local and state governments for newspapers in the Chicago area and Florida, as well as e-commerce, digital payments and related topics for various publications. He lives in New Orleans.

The Israel-based firm, expanding in North America, has joined a recent uptick in gov tech firms with valuations of $1B or more. The Optibus success provides signals about what’s next for transit software and other tools.
The deal — taking place at a busy time for M&A in gov tech — comes as more agencies are turning to virtual and digital tools for public meetings and archiving. Rock Solid announced the acquisition amid a rebranding.
The massive deal — the largest for government technology — was completed just more than a year ago. Now financial results are starting to tell the story about the acquisition, and soon tech buyers will notice changes.
A law enforcement agency in England will use software from the U.S. firm, which already sells to more than 100 agencies in this country and Australia. The move comes amid rising international government technology deals.
The company already handles billing for 15 million households overseas and expects to gain in the U.S. via its Salesforce-based customer information system. It becomes the latest U.K. gov tech firm to expand here.
GTY plans to go private after being acquired by a private equity firm. Industry experts talk about what this means for government customers and whether this type of deal can happen again as the industry grows.
After high-level jobs for the state of California and San Francisco, Canellakis will now oversee USDR’s new Digital Service program. The group launched when tech pros volunteered to help solve pandemic-related challenges.
The Canadian firm, which helps streamline occupational licenses, has raised $10 million in fresh capital. It also plans to set up a regional HQ in Oklahoma after winning a big state technology contract there.
A new seed funding round featuring U.S. investors will help the U.K. startup brings its road and railway monitoring tech to more American locations. Route Reports expects to grow via federal infrastructure spending.
The company hopes to gain revenue by offering upgrades to the free software offered to emergency dispatch agencies. The funding round comes as NG911 work gains more investor and public interest.