Zencity acquires Elucd, bolstering efforts to understand citizen sentiment

StateUp 21 member Zencity has just announced its acquisition of US-based polling and data analysis startup Elucd. Here’s what you need to know. What’s interesting about Zencity? Tel Aviv-based Zencity enables data-driven decision-making for local government through access to residents’ online feedback. The startup gathers data from sources including social media, local news channels, emails, CRMs, Google analytics, and 311 (non-emergency …

Logically’s new platform uses AI to combat mis- and disinformation at scale

StateUp 21 member Logically just launched a new threat intelligence platform that can identify, analyse and disarm harmful online misinformation at scale. Here’s what you need to know. What’s interesting about Logically? Logically was set up to combat online misinformation and disinformation across a variety of online media. Logically’s media intelligence, credibility assessment, veracity assessment, and social network intelligence capabilities …

Why Invest in GovTech? A leading VC firm weighs in

Quer ler esta matéria em Português? Clique aqui! Astella Investimentos is a leading venture capital firm in Brazil. Here, venture investor Guilherme Lima discusses their decision to add 2 GovTech startups—Gove and Aprova Digital—to their portfolio over the past few months. We recently invested in two GovTech startups: Aprova Digital and Gove. The decision to invest was based on extensive analysis …

Por que investir em GovTech? Uma empresa líder em Capital de Risco analisa

Looking for this post in English? Click here! A Astella Investimentos é uma empresa de capital de risco líder no Brasil. O investidor Guilherme Lima discute sua decisão de adicionar 2 startups GovTech – Gove e Aprova Digital – ao seu portfólio nos últimos meses. Recentemente anunciamos investimento em duas Startups GovTechs: a Aprova Digital e a Gove. A decisão de investir veio depois de extenso estudo …

Edgybees secures $9.5m funding

StateUp 21 member Edgybees just raised $9.5 million USD. Here’s what you need to know about them. What’s interesting about Edgybees? Edgybees began life as a gaming company that used AR to create realistic graphics.  It subsequently began using drones and automated video analytics to capture live feeds of disaster situations overlaid with geo-information, including maps, building layouts, points of …

StateUp Convenes Expert Panel on Future of GovTech

To celebrate the launch of StateUp 21, we brought together startup founders, VCs and policy experts to discuss how governments and entrepreneurs can cooperate to develop resilient, adaptive public sectors and societies. Core themes included: How GovTech startups are tackling new challenges in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic The role of investment and procurement in supporting sector growth Who …

StateUp 21 in Forbes

As the world begins to emerge from Covid-19, the capacity for governments and the entrepreneurial sector to cooperate in addressing major public needs will be more critical than ever. In Money Flows To Govtech—Has A Cinderella Sector Been Invited To The Ball?, Trevor Clawson notes the importance of GovTech for post-pandemic recovery. The Forbes article cites the data-driven sector insights …