Socrata Raises $18M For Platform To Open Government Data

Alex Williams | TechCrunch | June 26, 2013

Socrata has raised $18 million to further the extension of its open-data platform now used at all levels of government to present information for the general public. The Series B round of financing was led by OpenView Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Morgenthaler Ventures and Frazier Technology Partners.

The company has an open-data platform to pull information from silos where it has traditionally been stored. Socrata wraps the data and puts it in a modern interface for websites and through APIs. The cloud service is designed with connectors that allow the customer to schedule the delivery of the data from structured and unstructured databases.