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Gov-Tech Startup CivilCops Raises Funding from Alfa Ventures

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Delhi/Gurgaon-based Tavroi Research Pvt. Ltd, which operates CivilCops, a government tech startup and social intelligence platform, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Alfa Ventures, a proprietary fund launched by angel investor Dhianu Das to make seed investments in startups. CivilCops is Alfa Ventures first investment.

Prior to this funding, CivilCops has raised a total of $160,000 in pre-seed funding rounds including from Dhianu Das and Startupbootcamp, according to Crunchbase data.

Founded in 2017, by Ashish Sharma and Vaibhav Gogia, CivilCops provides Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered chat and voice interfaces integrated over multiple platforms to engage the residents in providing feedback/suggestions on public services and reporting non-emergency complaints they are facing.

Incubated under NASSCOM 10000 Startups program in Gurgaon, CivilCops has CITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM platform that consolidates public data, streamlines requests and workflows with automation and leverages data to get actionable insights, define priorities and make decisions that improve citizen service delivery.

Speaking on the latest funding, the founders of CivilCops said, “Public services account for a large proportion of Government’s budget but the increased spending has often not been matched by improvements in outcomes. We aimed to change this situation by building a product to help the authorities with a technology architecture to improve efficiency and at the same time, engage the residents in the decision making process. Hence, creating a new kind of city service approach.”

Civilcops was part of the 2017 cohort of the StartupBootCamp Smart City Accelerator Dubai and has been working with Government agencies in India and Dubai, UAE. Last year in October, the startup was roped in by state government of Haryana to come up with a new and better app that will replace Harpath — a much-hyped platform that was launched for redressing road-related grievances raised by common people.

Dhianu Das, Founder, Alfa Ventures commented, “I tend to invest both my money and trust in the companies and people with idiosyncratic business ideas and the passion to change the world. CivilCops comes across as a very promising venture as it provides a very unique solution for the government authorities to improve governance and public service delivery by putting the citizens needs at the centre of decision making.”

Source – BW Disrupt, VCCircle

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Suman Chaudhary
An engineer by education and writer by profession, Suman keeps tab on startup ecosystem of India and leads the research team of IndiaWeb2 for covering funding deals, merger & acquisition and market reports.

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