Top 10 Govt Tech Startups - 2020
Technology: The Element of Change

Top 10 Govt Tech Startups - 2020

From AI to blockchain and sensors to big data, disruptive technologies are proving to be a valuable tool for governments to better serve their citizens. Governments globally are leveraging innovative technologies to deliver improved services to a growing population. Cognitive technologies upending the consumer world are coming to governments around the globe. AI-driven applications are beginning to be deployed, and the technology is improving rapidly, with both government and the private sector adapting to the new possibilities. AI is bringing forward new ways to analyze huge volumes of historic water-quality data and inform money-saving, and perhaps life-saving, predictions for local utility agencies. Furthermore, as the field of behavioral economics advances understanding of how people make choices, ‘nudging’ is replacing incentives and punishments—promising lower costs, better outcomes, and enduring respect for human autonomy.

Besides, as smart machines learn more about people, it is important that privacy, equity, and transparency guide their operations. Across the world, governments are passing laws, establishing task forces and specialized ethics units, and scrutinizing their algorithms for biases. Technology such as data analytics allows governments to target likely problems before they erupt such as spotting fraud and combating any epidemic. To summarize, when startups and governments work together, they can propel technological development, make data-driven decisions, create regulations that reflect today’s tech issues, encourage an influx of in-demand talent, and fuel a country’s economic engine.

At this juncture, there is a wide variety of startups entering the government sector with advanced and integrated solutions offerings. To help companies navigate through the best-of-breed government technology solution providers, Govt CIO Outlook has compiled a list of ‘Top 10 Government Tech Startups – 2020.’ The enlisted organizations are transforming several operations and processes at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.

We present to you Govt CIO Outlook’s, “Top 10 Government Tech Startups – 2020.”

    Top Govt Tech Startups

  • Hyperscience is the world’s first Software-Defined, Input-to-Outcome Automation Platform used by the Global 2000s and government organizations around the world to build and run mission-critical processes with ease and speed. The company’s Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) platform uses cutting-edge machine learning techniques to automate document processing and data extraction with higher accuracy

  • Metrc—a leading solution provider for cannabis governance—helps regulators successfully track cannabis products throughout the supply chain. Having taken roots as a supply chain solution provider for the pharma and the agriculture industry, the company today has moved the needle in cannabis governance with its cutting-edge software, RFID technology, and support teams. Metrc’s regulatory compliance system also holds immense importance in this COVID-19 pandemic. With “shelter-at-home” edicts, many players in the cannabis industry have started to offer curbside pick-up service. Tracking such activities has turned out to be a complex affair for regulators. Leveraging the Metrc software and its RFID technology, they can make more data-driven decisions and emergency regulation adjustments in a more streamlined manner

  • Provides a legislative management platform to help government officials provide consistency, stability and the best quality service to citizens

  • A leading provider of criminal justice solutions that help keep people out of jail. Promise enables cost-effective and humane alternatives to incarceration by building community supervision technologies focused on improving long-term outcomes for individuals and their communities. The company creates modern, efficient workflows by integrating complex data systems while developing user friendly interfaces. Promise launched a ticket payment app, PromisePay. The app is designed to keep low-income residents from losing their licenses and suffering other consequences associated with unpaid tickets. The app also allows residents to pay tickets immediately with multiple payment options such as Venmo, PayPal, credit cards, and cash

  • RapidDeploy provides innovative cloud-based solutions that upend the existing 9-1-1 technology stack and enable data integration and visualization across the entire 9-1-1 workflow. RapidDeploy’s product portfolio consists of web-based analytics, mapping, dispatch and first responder applications. Nimbus CAD is a full-fledged call-taking and dispatch solution for 9-1-1. Radius is a standalone mapping solution for 9-1-1 call-taking and Eclipse is an insights product for 9-1-1. Eclipse has data analytics components that measure various operational efficiencies for a single 9-1-1 center up to state-wide implementation. RapidDeploy simplifies the workflow for telecommunicators and reduces the response time for a victim.

  • Epigen Technology

    Epigen Technology

    Epigen Technology delivers value by helping government agencies focus on outcomes requested by the user and streamline their services accordingly. The company provides a framework that educates all levels of users within the organizations on advanced and emerging technologies. The framework also helps them attain the principles of value-first service delivery. It aids in enhancing productivity, as well. At the core of Epigen’s engagement strategy is the idea of teaching users how to embed data science and AI as part of their core competency. This will help them bridge the gap between casting a vision and actualizing it with maximum impact and efficiency

  • GovSpend


    GovSpend offers several technology solutions to make the government procurement process more efficient for agencies and contractors. The GovSpend platform was developed as a proprietary database of purchasing orders from government agencies across the world. This approach helps businesses direct their advertising & marketing efforts to the organizations most likely to buy their products/services. It helps government agencies to ensure they obtain the highest overall value

  • KIND Financial

    KIND Financial

    KIND Financial promotes cannabis compliance by offering technologies and services that enable cannabis-related companies to perform safe and secure transactions. The company offers financial technology solutions for cultivators, dispensaries, and regulatory agencies throughout the medical and recreational cannabis industry. KIND's services allow the cannabis industry to make safe and secure purchases while working in accordance with the rules, guidelines, and regulations that govern its operations. Agrisoft, KIND's seed to sale software, manages the entire cannabis-business life cycle from producers/growers to dispensaries and banks

  • Sequence Expedition Technologies

    Sequence Expedition Technologies

    SequenceX is an AI threat prevention software company that builds automatic gun threat and intruder detection technology. Their solution exercises AI capabilities to learn, enhance threat activity skills, and add data collection to potential comparisons. SequenceX makes consumers more secure by using material and shape recognition by surveillance cameras, warning transmission, and threat warnings to local staff and law enforcement personnel. SequenceX keeps its customers updated with relevant data about a possible security breach and off-site monitoring and control through smart devices and mobile app alerts

  • TownCloud


    TownCloud is the latest technology framework built and designed specially to meet the needs of local authorities. All TownCloud applications are designed to make deployment fast, simple, and provide unparalleled citizen engagement and accountability capabilities to local governments. TownCloud is the first integrated, cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) program available to local governments. TownCloud 's framework offers a clear alternative to today's market-driven high cost of premise-based systems. With 100 percent web-based instruction, implementation and operational costs in an industry ripe for disruption would be the lowest (by far)