March 14, 2018
SJF Leads $7.5 Million SeamlessGov Investment
SJF Ventures IV invested $4.5 million to lead a $7.5 million Series C financing of SeamlessGov, a New York-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company focused on bringing government paperwork and workflows into the digital and mobile age. More than 300 state and local governments in the United States rely on SeamlessGov to conduct business online through digital forms, e-signatures, online payments and workflow automation. SeamlessGov’s products increase governmental operating efficiency and provide a more convenient and transparent means for citizens to interact with their local governments. Dan Geballe and Alan Kelley led the investment for SJF.
The complete press release is below:
NEW YORK, NY — (24/7 Press Release) — SeamlessDocs, a leader in government digital transformation announces today the completion of a $7.5 million raise, increasing total raised capital to over $18.5 Million. CEO and founder Jonathon Ende shared, “This raise will allow us to continue to invest in a digital future for government. We are poised to transform the way government works, eliminating the reliance on paper in the public sector.”
SJF Ventures led this round of funding along with Motorola Solutions, Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator, NY State Innovation Ventures, CapRock, and some passionate other private investors. According to Daniel Geballe of SJF Ventures, “SeamlessDocs’ combination of technical talent and authentic passion for government efficiency has led to a product suite that is not only technologically sophisticated, but also meticulously tailored to the needs of its government customer base.” Ron Bouganim of the Govtech Fund added, “SeamlessDocs is at the forefront of modernizing one of government’s most frequent touchpoints: forms.”
Founded in 2011, SeamlessDocs was one of the first pioneers of a cloud based government. While the SaaS (software as a service) model was widespread in the private sector, most governments still relied on paper processes or legacy software hosted on local servers. But SeamlessDocs’ cloud based form solution offered governments the opportunity to elegantly automate their paper processes. “Governments had unique needs and got stuck trying to repurpose other tools,” Ende remarks. “We’ve helped hundreds of state and local governments go digital, most recently through the first ever CRM built specifically for government, or as we coined it, the GRM.”
To date, over 27 million citizens have submitted digital forms through the SeamlessGov platform, resulting in tens of millions of dollars saved by governments on processing costs. “Government is Beautiful,” Ende insists. “We are so excited to put more resources towards fulfilling our mission of creating beautiful government interactions.”