Public Sector

Public Sector

Local governments and school districts provide critical services to our communities, such as roads, power, water, parks, emergency services and education. This sector represents one of the largest software markets in the U.S. with tens of billions of dollars spent annually. However, governments too often employ legacy technologies that are expensive to run, challenging to administer and frustrating for citizens and teachers to use. 

We believe that modern solutions unlock extraordinary benefits for our nation’s public servants, citizens and students. Flexible, efficient, cloud-based software enables easier access to essential services and provides greater government transparency and accountability, while avoiding inefficient, manual processes like paper filing. More streamlined, modern classroom experiences enable teachers to do what they do best and have a dramatic positive impact on student outcomes. Our investments in public sector technology are already accelerating the adoption of more effective and efficient platforms, improving the lives of the citizens and students our government serves.

OpenGov

OpenGov has led this important transformation by building the leading modern, cloud-based software platform for state and local governments. Their software tools enable public servants to revolutionize how they budget, plan and procure, and ultimately, how they deliver important citizen services and engage with their communities.

One of the most difficult challenges governments face today is how to maintain their aging critical infrastructure – such as roads, utilities, parks, fleets and thousands of other assets – as the nation faces a multi-trillion-dollar investment gap. In 2022, Cox Enterprises made a major investment in OpenGov to fund their acquisition of Cartegraph, a software platform that improves the operations of these essential assets to create safer, more resilient and sustainable communities. By combining Cartegraph’s capabilities with OpenGov’s platform, Cox is helping to power the next generation of efficient and accountable government.

OpenGov
Carbyne

Carbyne

Cox Enterprises has invested in Carbyne, a company revolutionizing how citizens engage with emergency services across the country. By building the first cloud-native 911 communications platform, Carbyne allows callers to easily share critical video, text, location and other lifesaving data with dispatchers and first responders. Their software improves the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency operations, reducing response times and ultimately saving lives.

Partner Spotlight

Zachary Bookman
CEO, OpenGov
Amir Elichai
Founder and CEO, Carbyne
CEO, OpenGov

"With this acquisition, we are bringing together two incredible, mission-driven teams to meet the needs of the public sector, now and for the future."

Founder and CEO, Carbyne

"With this new funding our main investment aims are to expand in the U.S., establish a solid partner program to target the opportunity globally we don’t sell directly and to put more investment in R&D."