OpenGov was founded in 2012 by Zac Bookman, Joe Lonsdale, and technologists from Stanford University, who studied government budgeting in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The team observed dedicated public servants struggle against outdated technology that prevented them from accessing timely spending information and communicating their priorities to citizens and elected officials. Believing there was a better way, the team set out to build cloud-based, easy-to-use government performance solutions to power more open, effective, and accountable government.
Today over 1,500 public agencies in 48 states form a growing network leveraging OpenGov’s Smart Government Cloud to achieve better budgeting, improved reporting and operational intelligence, and comprehensive transparency and open data. OpenGov solutions drive impact by giving governments the right tools and relevant data for more informed decision-making and better outcomes for the public.