StateUp Welcomes New Head of Research

StateUp is thrilled to welcome Dr. Eszter Czibor to the team as Head of Research, strengthening StateUp’s ambitious research agenda and rigorous data and research offerings across the public-purpose technology ecosystem. Eszter’s research and expertise as an applied microeconomist aims to inform the design of productive, inclusive and innovative organisations around the world. Over the last 15 years, Eszter has …

StateUp Advisor publishes policy brief on Crypto, Web3 and the Metaverse

StateUp Advisor Sam Gilbert published a policy brief on crypto, web3, and the metaverse through The Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. Sam is also author of FT Business Book of the Month Good Data: An Optimist’s Guide to Our Digital Future and co-founder of fintech unicorn Bought by Many. The policy brief offers policymakers and other decision …

StateUp 21 founders, investors and policy experts discuss the state of global public-purpose tech

The StateUp 21 Launch Event 2022 brought together investors, policy experts, and StateUp 21 startup founders for inspiring and interactive conversations marking the launch of StateUp 21, the leading international resource for public-purpose tech. Hosted in partnership with King’s Entrepreneurship Lab and Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE), part one of the launch event featured an “Ask-Me-Anything” discussion with …

Brookings: How digital minilateralism can help to revive international cooperation

In a new article for Brookings TechStream, Dr. Tanya Filer, founder and CEO of StateUp, and Dr. Antonio Weiss, senior partner at The PSC, argue that digital minilaterals are providing a new model for international cooperation. The global upheaval of COVID-19 and emerging megatrends—from the climate crisis to global population growth—have afforded a new urgency to international cooperation and highlighted …

Launching the Nebula Public-Purpose Tech Community 

There’s never been a more important moment to develop technology that addresses major public needs, and the infrastructure—public policies, organisations, cultures investments, and business models—around it. That’s why we’re delighted to launch today the Nebula Community for public-purpose technology, bringing together leading startups, public servants, investors, researchers and more, to shape the future of PPT. Join for free to: Gain …

Announcing the 2022 edition of StateUp 21

This year’s edition of StateUp 21 is now live! The leading international resource on public-purpose technology, StateUp 21 offers access to: Key international trends in public-purpose tech backed by tens of thousand data points Detailed profiles of 21 of the most exciting startups around the world addressing today’s most pressing public needs Expert opinions from leading researchers, founders, investors, and more Multimedia visualisations and analysis A first of its kind …

StateUp 21 Launch Event 2022

Join us for an engaging and interactive discussion with investors, technologists, and this year’s StateUp 21 startup founders at our two-part launch event for StateUp 21 2022, the leading international resource for public-purpose technology. Register here. Part 1: Ask-Me-Anything with StateUp 21 Startup Founders Time: 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. GMT How do you build a startup that addresses big public …

Brookings: How digital minilateralism can help to revive international cooperation

In a new article for Brookings TechStream, Dr. Tanya Filer, founder and CEO of StateUp, and Dr. Antonio Weiss, senior partner at The PSC, argue that digital minilaterals are providing a new model for international cooperation. The global upheaval of COVID-19 and emerging megatrends—from the climate crisis to global population growth—have afforded a new urgency to international cooperation and highlighted …

DX Stories Episode 3: In conversation with StateUp Expert Affiliate Dr. Stephanie Diepeveen

In episode 3 of DX Stories, StateUp Expert Affiliate Stephanie Diepeveen sits down with StateUp’s Riley Kaminer and Access Partnership’s Melissa Govender to discuss digital transformation in Africa and beyond. Diepeveen shares her thoughts on trust building, developing inclusive citizen engagement initiatives, and bridging the gap between the worlds of academia and public policy. DX Stories, an initiative by Access …

Announcing The New PPT Ideas Forum

StateUp is thrilled to announce the launch of The New PPT, the ideas forum for Public-Purpose Technology. This forum draws together the most exciting, inspiring, thought-provoking—and sometimes contrarian—perspectives on technology that serves a big public need, and the public policies, organisations, cultures, investments, and business models around it. The pandemic, the climate crisis, and the fragility of our social contracts has …

How governments can turn procurement into a climate innovation tool

The role of technology innovation in climate crisis mitigation is by now well-established. But governments often underappreciate their own procurement power as a vital environmental policy instrument far closer to home, according to Dr. Tanya Filer, StateUp Founder and CEO. In a new piece for The Brookings Institution’s TechStream blog, Dr. Filer argues that from equipping schools to building transportation systems, …

Shai-Lee Spigelman, Theo Blackwell MBE, & HE Mohamed Bin Taliah Share Leadership Lessons at GXTalks Event

Join us for the StateUp-GX Talks Leadership Dialogue on a new era of digital governance with global leaders and changemakers from the Middle East and London. Hear pre-eminent experts discuss the next wave of digital citizen services. What will they look like and offer citizens? How can they help us confront some of the greatest global challenges ahead, from the climate …

StateUp Adds Expert Affiliates in Digital Tech, Venture Capital & ESG

StateUp is pleased to welcome two new Expert Affiliates to the team, Dr. Stephanie Diepeveen and Dr. Johannes Lenhard, deepening the company’s expertise in digital technologies & governance, venture capital, and “ESG” (environmental, social, and governance issues).  A researcher at the University of Cambridge and the Overseas Development Institute, Stephanie Diepeveen is an expert in digital technologies and governance both …

£7.8 trillion: spend available to green global governments, says new research

PRESS RELEASE StateUp recommends how global governments can shift £7.8 trillion towards green purchasing to catalyse decarbonisation efforts Proposals include establishing a Chief Decarbonisation Officer role, office and budget for oversight Fifty of the top public-purpose technology companies greening governments identified in States Regenerate research Europe leads with the greatest share (41 percent) of top-quality green tech for government public-purpose technology …

Aleph Alpha raises €23 million Series A

German startup Aleph Alpha, identified in January as a StateUp 21 One to Watch, has raised a €23 million Series A round co-led by Earlybird VC, Lakestar, and UVC Partners. This brings the company’s total funding to €28.3 million. Founded in 2019, Aleph Alpha develops artificial intelligence tools for use in security-critical environments. Jonas Andrulis, CEO and founder of Aleph …

Zencity Announces $30 Million Funding Round

Tel Aviv-based community insights and analytics platform Zencity has just announced a $30 million funding round. The funding was raised exclusively from its previous investors, which include TLV Partners, Vertex Ventures Israel, Salesforce Ventures, M12 – Microsoft’s venture fund, and Canaan Partners Israel. The company gathers data from sources including social media, local news channels, emails, CRMs, Google analytics, and non-emergency …

Chainalysis Secures $100 million Series E

StateUp 21 member Chainalysis has just announced a $100 million Series E funding round, raising its valuation to $4.2 billion. This latest round was led by Coatue. Altimeter, Blackstone, GIC, Pictet, Sequoia Heritage, and SVB Capital also participated alongside previous investors Benchmark, Accel, Addition, Dragoneer, Durable Capital Partners, and 9Yards Capital. This announcement comes just three months after the startup raised …

StateUp and Access Partnership Announce Global Strategic Alliance

StateUp is pleased to announce that we have entered into a global strategic alliance with Access Partnership, combining our sector-leading insights and advisory services on digital innovation with public purpose with Access Partnership’s broad global expertise in tech policy. This collaboration will enable both organisations to scale to support the growing number of businesses and public bodies looking to gain …

StateUp Welcomes Two Expert Affiliates

StateUp is thrilled to welcome Dr. Paolo Turrini and Dr. Rehema Msulwa to the team as Affiliates, helping to bring further expertise on both Artificial Intelligence and Infrastructure and the Built Environment to the company. An Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Warwick, Paolo focuses on Artificial Intelligence for social good, using game theory to design artificial …

Cyan Forensics Raises £5 million Series A

StateUp 21 member Cyan Forensics has just announced a £5 million Series A funding round led by Par Equity. This brings Cyan’s total funding to over £8 million. Here’s what you need to know. What’s interesting about Cyan Forensics? Cyan Forensics offers tools to help police forces analyse data from seized computers and online sources. This helps public safety departments …