From supporting startups to partnering with the Govtech Fund, Code for America is changing the way governments and companies work together.
When we launched the first civic startup accelerator in 2012, most VCs told us no one would apply. We got 235 applications that first year alone. Now, there are hundreds of vibrant new companies providing real value to government and to the public at far lower cost, and VCs are seeing opportunity. The launch of the Govtech Fund in 2014 signals how quickly the government technology startup ecosystem is expanding.
— Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
Number of companies accelerated and incubated by Code for America over the past three years
Number of companies the Govtech Fund invested in during 2014
Global government IT market