• OpenGov Secures $15M Series B Led By A16Z To Bring Cities’ Financial Data Online

    OpenGov Secures $15M Series B Led By A16Z To Bring Cities’ Financial Data Online

    OpenGov, a company that helps cities and other local governments bring their financial data onto the cloud, has picked up a $15 million Series B round of capital, led by Andreessen Horowitz, and participated in by Thrive Capital and Formation 8. Previously, OpenGov had raised around $7 million. The company’s product brings years of a local government’s financial data online… Read More

  • Making Government Suck Less

    Making Government Suck Less

    Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa has represented California’s 49th Congressional District in the House of Representatives since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @DarrellIssa. On June 11, 2012, I went all in on open. That day, I traveled to the Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in New York City to launch the OpenGov Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to developing and deploying… Read More

  • The New Information Age

    LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman said, recently, “that if Web 1.0 involved go search, get data and some limited interactivity, and if Web 2.0 involves real identities and real relationships, then Web 3.0 will be real identities generating massive amounts of data.” Reid is a visionary and certainly had this right. But the information that Reid described is just the tip of the iceberg. Read More

  • The Open Gov Initiative: Enabling Techies to Solve Government Problems

    While grandma flips through photo albums on her sleek iPad, government agencies (and most corporations) process mission-critical transactions on cumbersome web-based front ends that function by tricking mainframes into thinking that they are connected to CRT terminals. These systems are written in computer languages like Assembler and COBOL, and cost a fortune to maintain. I’ve written… Read More