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|Industry||Data as a Service|
|Headquarters||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Kevin Merritt, Safouen Rabah, Matt Miszewski|
|Products||Open data, government performance management, government financial insights, data-driven government|
Socrata was a software company that has been acquired by Tyler Technologies in 2018.
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On June 2, 2009 the company changed its name from Blist to Socrata, coincident with its business decision to focus exclusively on meeting the needs of the public sector.
In March, 2016 Socrata and Motorola Solutions formed a strategic partnership in which Socrata would develop and operate CrimeReports on behalf of Motorola Solutions, Inc., bringing a more modern, mobile-friendly crime mapping solution to more than 1,200 law enforcement agencies in the U.S.
On April 18, 2018, the company announced that it has been acquired by Tyler Technologies. Substantially all the employees will join Tyler and the Socrata offices in Seattle and Washington D.C. will remain open as well.
Open Data Network
In July, 2014 Socrata introduced the Open Data Network, an initiative powered by machine learning designed to foster data-centered collaboration between governments and the private sector. Governments at each level have the same kinds of data - crime data, transit data, 311 service incident data, expenditure data.
In June, 2017 Socrata achieved and was granted an authority to operate at FedRAMP Moderate status by the US Government's General Services Administration FedRAMP Program Management Office.
Socrata has raised more than $54M in venture capital funding to date. Socrata received an initial series A round of venture capital funding of USD $6.5 million from Morgenthaler Ventures and Frazier Technology Ventures in January, 2008. The company received an $18 million series B funding round from OpenView Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Frazier Technology Partners, and In-Q-Tel in June, 2013. Socrata closed a $30M C round of funding in November, 2014, led by Sapphire Ventures with participation from Morgenthaler Ventures, Frazier Technology Ventures and OpenView Venture Partners.
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