California-based OpenGov has acquired Ontodia, a provider of open data solutions based on CKAN. OpenGov is the brainchild of Palantir’s Joe Lonsdale, and most recently closed a $25 million funding round in October of last year.
CKAN open data technology powers large portals like data.gov.
Ontodia’s two co-founders Joel Natividad and Sami Baig will be staying on and joining OpenGov, working in the New York office. The deal marks OpenGov’s first acquisition since its launch.
With the new features from incorporating Ontodia, OpenGov users will now be able to augment their OpenGov financial and performance data with on-premise or cloud-hosted Open Data libraries include elements of both an open-source cloud platform and a managed services offering. The company will also be making a handful of CivicDashboards available to the public that have additional datasets for use by developers and other civic technicians.
To date, OpenGov has raised approximately $47 million from a range of investors and venture capital firms, so other opportunistic acquisitions could be forthcoming. Terms of this deal were not disclosed.
Today, OpenGov works with governments in 45 states, amounting to some 500 agencies and departments.