Government Startups funded by Y Combinator (YC) 2024

April 2024

Browse 22 of the top Government startups funded by Y Combinator.

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  • Promise
    Promise (w2018)Active • 40 employees • Oakland, CA, USA
    Promise modernizes and humanizes government payments. We are a comprehensive payments platform that increases revenue and efficiency for government agencies. We help residents navigate payments with dignity and ease to avoid the negative consequences of non-payment. Promise’s win-win services strengthen the bond between government agencies and the communities which they serve.
  • Govly
    Govly (s2021)Active • 6 employees • Denver, CO, USA
    🏛 Govly makes it easier to sell to the government We... 🗄 Centralize government opportunities Govly starts out with opportunities then allows you to ingest any other contract feed. You can create targeted searches to find what you're looking and get notified immediately when a new opportunity matches any of your saved searches. 🤝 Facilitate internal and external collaboration You can easily track what you're working on and see what your team is working on. You can also partner with other organizations in the Govly network to securely share data back and forth and collaborate on bids. 🤖 Automate repetitive tasks You can automate repetitive task related to specific contracting workflows saving users an average of 10 hours per week. 📊 Provide market analytics You can use our advanced searching alongside our analytics dashboard to identify trends and new business opportunities.
  • Hazel
    Hazel (w2024)Active • 2 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Hazel sells AI-powered procurement software to the 19,000 state & local governments who procure $2T a year. Hazel uses LLMs to accelerate and improve a bidding process currently done with 20-year-old technology, bringing in more high-quality bidders and delivering better outcomes for government
  • Recidiviz
    Recidiviz (s2019)Active • 65 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Recidiviz is a non-profit technology company based in San Francisco, CA. We build common, open source technical infrastructure to help the criminal justice system end mass incarceration and focus on ongoing iteration towards better outcomes. Criminal justice data today is inefficient and ineffective: researchers, advocates, policymakers and practitioners each need funding and time for data collection and cleaning (for almost any data at all), and most data collected is too stale by the time it’s compiled to be useful. Recidiviz has built an open-source platform to ingest data from across data silos, link it, standardize it, and expose it in usable formats to the ecosystem. We’re building some of our own interventions on top of this platform and working with other non-profits to use it to power research at scale, inform agency decision-making, motivate policy changes, and monitor their impact.
    PANADATA (s2020)Active • 4 employees • City of Knowledge, Panama City, Panama
    We run background checks on businesses using data from public records in Panama. Trusted locally by largest banks, law firms, banking regulators, ports, foreign embassies, law enforcement. Our main use cases are due diligence, commercial intelligence and compliance.
  • Lumineye
    Lumineye (s2019)Active • 10 employees • Boise, ID, USA
    We build portable, tactical, through-wall radar sensors to help first responders and soldiers detect and track people through walls.
  • Zenysis (w2016)Active • 11 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Zenysis builds data integration software that helps governments view and analyze all their data in one place. When governments face pandemic emergencies, humanitarian crises, or natural disasters, they turn to their data for actionable insights. Zenysis puts this information at their fingertips.
  • Biobot Analytics
    Biobot Analytics (w2018)Active • 17 employees • Cambridge, MA, USA
    Biobot Analytics develops cutting-edge technology to transform sewers into public health observatories. Wastewater contains valuable information about the health of communities. We collect it. We analyze it. We tell you how to leverage it to make your city better. Our first product is to measure opioids and other drug metabolites in sewage to estimate consumption in cities. With this data, those working on harm reduction can assess the scope of the epidemic, allocate resources, and gauge the effectiveness of programming over time.
  • Just Appraised (s2017)Active • 40 employees • Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Our goal is to empower local government employees with the tools, technology, and support they need so they can deliver exceptional service to their taxpayers and feel proud of the work they do for their communities. We contribute by building software to streamline local government tax assessors’ workflows using AI. Specifically, we streamline the change of ownership process for real estate and create more seamless ways for tax offices to communicate digitally with their taxpayers. For instance, when properties get bought and sold, local governments have to process reams of paper in order to update their systems and perform the analyses necessary to update the tax roll. Our software makes this process 10x faster and much more enjoyable for employees in the tax office to complete, and creates trust and goodwill in the minds of taxpayers.
  • Meter Feeder
    Meter Feeder (w2016)Active • 4 employees • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Cities are losing billions of dollars trying to price the curb for shared vehicles (Car2Go, Scoot, FedEx). Meter Feeder enables traditional and autonomous vehicles to pay for parking with no human interaction, so cities can make money, and fleets can remain compliant.
  • Token Transit
    Token Transit (w2017)Active • 10 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Token Transit puts cities in the center of managing new mobility by providing a complete fare payment platform for public transportation. Token Transit launched our mobile ticketing app in 2016. We now provide payments for transportation in over 200 cities across the United States and Canada with integration into the major third party trip planning apps such as Transit, Moovit and Google Maps.
  • GovDash
    GovDash (w2022)Active • 5 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Govdash is the AI platform for GovCon. Govdash AI finds relevant contracts, reads through RFPs, writes full proposals, and helps your team prep them for submission in Word. Govdash makes you more efficient, streamlines content creation, and prevents employee burnout so that you can win more contracts.
  • DemocracyOS
    DemocracyOS (w2015)Active • 1 employees • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    DemocracyOS is an online space for deliberation and voting on political proposals. It is a platform for a more open and participatory government.The software aims to stimulate better arguments and come to better rulings, as peers.
  • VotingWorks
    VotingWorks (w2019)Active • 18 employees • California, USA
    VotingWorks is a non-partisan non-profit founded on the powerful idea that the operating system of our democracy should be publicly owned. Every citizen’s vote is sacred, and every citizen deserves evidence that our elections are free and fair. Forty states use voting machines that are over ten years old. Their technology is outdated, their source code proprietary and their security vulnerabilities – described in detail by the security community over many years – are left unpatched. It’s not surprising that 76% of voters are concerned that our elections are vulnerable to hacking. And if voters lose trust in elections, then the very foundation of our democracy is at risk. We’re using open-source software, off-the-shelf hardware, and modern product engineering to make elections dramatically safer, more accessible, and more affordable. Affordability may sound pedestrian, but it is key. The front line of America’s election security rests in the hands of the 50% of US counties that struggle to afford basic services, let alone upgrade aging voting equipment.
  • Impactive (formerly Outvote)
    Impactive (formerly Outvote) (s2018)Active • 15 employees • Boston, MA, USA
    Impactive, backed by YCombinator and Higher Ground Labs, was founded in 2017 as a get-out-the-vote tool for Democrats. The Impactive product has since expanded to become a full-service platform allowing any campaign or cause to engage in distributed organizing. In the 2018 midterms, volunteers contacted over 1 million voters using Impactive. In 2020, we scaled significantly to meet the demand of this unprecedented election cycle. We’ve worked with over 500 clients nationwide, and volunteers have sent over 100 million text messages on behalf of Planned Parenthood, the DCCC, SEIU, Community Change, When We All Vote, Greenpeace, and campaigns up and down the ballot. Our work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, TechCrunch, Fast Company, and many more. In 2021, Impactive will expand its platform further into nonprofit, advocacy, and additional markets. This will be an exciting time to play a critical role in helping shape the direction for what’s coming next. We will continue to prioritize our progressive values while building a feature-rich platform that will broaden our reach across the impact space.
  • Ravn
    Ravn (w2019)Active • 10 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Ravn is a DefenseTech company building a heads-up display for soldiers that will allow them to see around corners. In doing so, we allow them to see the enemy and react while they're still behind cover. Our lightweight heads-up display displays videos feeds from a camera on a gun, to drones, robots or other external platforms. Our heads-up display will become a soldier's most relied upon computer. We currently have four team members, all very experienced in their respective fields. Jake, the Founder, is a former Navy SEAL and understands the market and product. Our Chief Science Officer, Karl Guttag, is an industry leader in the optics and display space. Our VPs of Software and Hardware are both very experienced in their fields. Our primary technology focus is on peer-to-peer applications, near eye optics and displays, cameras/sensors/IoT, and UI/UX (hardware and software).
  • DeepNight
    DeepNight (w2024)Active • 3 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    DeepNight is building the next generation of night vision with AI.
  • Remix
    Remix (w2015)Acquired • 65 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Remix’s mission is to help build more livable cities. Our software helps city planners understand their communities and design transportation systems that serve them. We’ve partnered with over 325 cities across 20 countries on 4 continents — and were continually seeking to grow our impact around the world. Urban planning impacts everything from economic mobility to CO2 emissions, and our platform empowers local governments to transform their transportation systems, design safer streets, and implement new mobility options to better serve their communities.
  • Elucd
    Elucd (s2017)Acquired • 8 employees • New York, NY, USA
    Elucd is a GovTech company that provides cities with near real-time understanding of how citizens feel about their government.
  • GovPredict
    GovPredict (s2014)Acquired • 60 employees • Washington, DC, USA
    You work in government affairs? Keep it all at your fingertips. Every bill. Every meeting. Every report. Every mention. Get more work done.
  • Seneca Systems (s2016)Acquired • 11 employees • Redwood City, CA, USA
    Every day, incredible government workers serve the public without the resources—and appreciation—their important work deserves. These hard-working teams have to deal with communications arriving from too many channels, maze-like processes for fulfilling constituent requests, and a dangerous lack of visibility into constituent opinions on major issues and the work teams perform. Software can help! But the vendor community has responded with hard-to-use, hard-to-implement, and hard-to-purchase private sector software rather than building something from the ground up. These outdated solutions fail to address government workers’ unique challenges. Seneca Systems was founded to address those challenges and strengthen the vital bond between government and people. Our Constituent Services Platform, Romulus, centralizes constituent communications, organizes service requests, and provides insights into constituent preferences and work performed. Built for governments by people who love government workers, Romulus enables government workers to get more done in less time, with less overhead, and to more constituent applause.