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California Tech a Big Part of GT100 2023

The yearly GovTech100 list produced by Government Technology magazine features a large number of private-sector tech firms with a notable California presence.

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With full-bore pandemic mode receding into the rearview mirror and recession — and budget shortfall — clouds on the horizon, California gov tech, like its counterpart entities in every other state, faces a complex landscape of shifting and emerging trends and priorities in 2023.

Amid that formative environment, Government Technology magazine* has released the GovTech 100, the yearly list it compiles and publishes: a “compendium of 100 companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies” nationwide. As listed below, nearly one-quarter of those companies have a significant California presence and are or may become familiar to state and local officials as they navigate a place and time where so-called “big tent platforms,” integrations, openness and outsourcing are of keen interest to many in technology. Here are those California companies:

  • Accela, San Ramon. Accela provides market-leading solutions that help governments to modernize and build thriving communities.
  • Aclima, San Francisco. Mapping air pollution and greenhouse gases block by block to reduce emissions, improve public health, and advance environmental justice.
  • Automotus, Los Angeles. Automotus uses first-of-its-kind computer vision technology to help cities, airports and fleets manage congestion and emissions at the curb.
  • Binti, Oakland. Tech company focused on improving the child welfare system with the goal of helping every child have a safe, loving and stable family.
  • Bludot, Palo Alto. Bludot is a cloud-based platform that helps city governments oversee and analyze the growth of local businesses.
  • Camino, San Mateo. The team at Camino is building the next generation of technology to power the permitting process.
  • CITYDATA.ai, San Francisco. People Intelligence (TM) for smarter cities and real-world businesses.
  • Esper, Redwood City. Esper provides a platform for governments to create and manage public policy from a single dashboard.
  • Esri, Redlands. Esri is the global market leader in GIS, pioneering problem solving to help you see what others can. They build ArcGIS.
  • Hayden AI, Oakland. World’s first autonomous traffic management platform.
  • IPS Group, San Diego. IPS Group globally delivers smart city tech within an Internet of Things framework.
  • JusticeText, Irvine. JusticeText is strengthening the ability of public defenders to analyze crucial data with their evidence management software.
  • Lacuna Technologies, Palo Alto. Lacuna Technologies helps transportation agencies better manage the public right-of-way.
  • Merit, Sunnyvale. Merit develops a verified identity platform to help organizations in managing personnel data.
  • OpenGov, Redwood City. OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud ERP software for our nation’s cities, counties, and state agencies.
  • PromisePay, Oakland. PromisePay provides a modern payment processing platform built for utilities and government agencies.
  • ProudCity, Oakland. ProudCity is a software company providing cities with websites and online government services.
  • ShotSpotter, Newark. ShotSpotter is a leader in precision policing technology enabling law enforcement to effectively respond to, investigate and deter crime.
  • SimpliGov, Sacramento. SimpliGov automates citizen engagement and business process workflows through its cloud-based, no-code workflow automation, digital forms and eSignature platform.
  • Streamline, Sacramento. Streamline provides a platform for special districts to build a website, stay compliant with state and local regulations, ensure ADA compliance, accept payments, and connect with their community.
  • Swiftly, San Francisco. Swiftly develops enterprise software that helps transit agencies and cities improve urban mobility.
  • Symbium, San Francisco. Symbium is the computational law platform, with a mission to bring actionable regulations directly to the point of human experience.
  • UrbanFootprint, Berkeley. UrbanFootprint provides urban planners and designers an urban intelligence platform.
  • Visionary Integration Professionals, Folsom. VIP makes business strategy software for governments and corporations.
*Government Technology magazine is a publication of e.Republic, which also produces Industry Insider — California.

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Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Industry Insider — California.