HOPKINTON, MA – ClearGov, a start-up based in Hopkinton, MA took first place in AOL Inc.’s TechCrunch Pitch-Off this week at the Royale in Boston. Billed as an event showcasing the “Cream of the Boston Startup Crop,” TechCrunch has been hosting startup competitions in Boston every year since 2013 .
ClearGov was one of only 10 finalist start-up companies chosen to participate. CEO and Founder Chris Bullock was given 60 seconds on stage to pitch ClearGov to a packed house of hundreds of attendees and a panel of judges made up of local venture capitalists and TechCrunch editors.
Bullock said, “Everyone has a right to know how their local property tax dollars are being managed. ClearGov transforms complex and confusing municipal financial reports into easy-to-understand infographics that benchmark cities’ and towns’ performance against statistical peers. The platform helps local governments better communicate their financial performance to help inform voters and policy makers.” Bullock continued, “Being selected by the panelists as the winner was a great validation for our business and clear indicator that there is demand for tools that help governments drive efficiencies.”
ClearGov will be awarded an exhibitor table at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016, an event described as “the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups.”
ClearGov was also recently named by the editors of Government Technology magazine to the GovTech100 – the leading 100 government-focused companies with innovative or disruptive offerings.
Financials for all Massachusetts, California and New York municipalities are available at www.ClearGov.com. The data is expanded and upgraded for subscribing municipalities and linked to or embedded within their websites.
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ClearGov transforms city and town financial statements into easy-to-understand infographics to help citizens better understand how their tax dollars are being put to use. Local governments leverage ClearGov to more clearly communicate their financial performance in an effort to build citizen trust and participation through transparency. ClearGov also provides valuable municipal benchmarking intelligence to help government leaders make more informed and data-driven policy and budgetary decisions while opening the door wider to sharing best practices between municipalities.