OpenGov’s Acquisition Of ViewPoint: Details About The Deal

By Dan Anderson ● Sep 10, 2019
  • OpenGov — a leader in enterprise cloud solutions for government agencies — announced it was acquiring ViewPoint. These are the details.

OpenGov — a leader in enterprise cloud solutions for government agencies — recently announced it was acquiring ViewPoint. ViewPoint Cloud is considered the industry’s fastest-growing and only multi-tenant SaaS software for permitting and licensing. Going forward, ViewPoint Cloud will be integrated into The OpenGov Cloud thus broadening OpenGov’s reach and impact on the public sector.

“Governments deserve innovative and trusted technology to power how they operate and drive value to the residents they serve,” said OpenGov co-founder and CEO Zachary Bookman. “Not only are OpenGov and ViewPoint among the fastest-growing GovTech companies, we are each the only multi-tenant cloud platforms of scale in our respective categories. I could not be more excited for our joint future and to bring this incredible software to every government that wants to take advantage of it.”

This is OpenGov’s third announced acquisition since 2016. Back in October 2017, OpenGov acquired Peak Democracy — which is a leader in citizen engagement technology. And then in April 2016, OpenGov acquired Ontodia — a leading provider of open data solutions using CKAN (a premier open-source standard used by thousands of governments around the world). All of these solutions have been integrated into The OpenGov Cloud.

“I co-founded this company with the idea that governments deserve cutting-edge technology,” added ViewPoint CEO Nasser Hajo. “ViewPoint has since grown to become the cloud-based permitting and licensing market leader, stretching the boundaries of what’s possible to bring efficiency, transparency, and civic engagement to public agencies. OpenGov is the leading enterprise cloud software company in the GovTech sector, and we could not be more thrilled at the opportunity to join forces and continue building the technology that will power governments for decades to come.”

This acquisition is coming on the heels of OpenGov closing $51 million in Series D funding led by Weatherford Capital and 8VC with participation from existing investor Andreessen Horowitz. Including that round, OpenGov has now raised over $140 million from Andreessen Horowitz, 8VC, JC2 Ventures, Emerson Collective, etc. since being founded in 2012.