Startups And The Bull Case For GovTech

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Measuring and monitoring water, gas, electricity through off the shelf sensors and analyzing the data to detect flaws and improve efficiency.  Self-driving cars, which require extensive vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) such as lights that talk to the car. Cybersecurity on everything from payments to email communication, including making it harder to steal identities. All of these can be considered GovTech, which given the increasing ubiquity we can write as govtech. Broadly speaking, govtech is about applying emerging technologies to improve public services and closing gaps that private enterprise is slow or unable to address as effectively. The World Is Not…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.