French startup Manty, which is helping public officials use data to make better decisions, has raised €2.4 million from la Banque des Territoires and Axeleo Capital, to accelerate the deployment of its platform and reach 100 local administrations by the end of the year.
The public sector has often had the image of a technophobic sector, difficult for startups to break into. Despite this, innovation is sorely needed. Local governments are often lacking in resources to analyse their data, leaving decision-makers forced to make complex decisions without seeing the whole picture.
Launched in 2017 by Mathieu Nohet, Lucas Gaillard and Joseph-Marie Valleix, Manty offers a new solution to make local government decision-making more efficient and informed. Built by a 15-person team, it connects to every data source within the administration, centralises it, and shows decision makers a dashboard and visualizations. With a simple interface that does not require any technical knowledge, it brings the right information, to the right person, at the right time.
Manty has already been deployed in more than 50 local administrations, among which Rambouillet, Biarritz or Clermont Auvergne Métropole. The main use cases for the platform are related to monitoring budget and spending, and human resources management. Cities can also use the platform to analyse the pricing of municipal activities (which can be done in seconds, compared to weeks or months), or re-build their school map. For a city of 30,000 inhabitants, the extractions and harmonisation tasks automated by the platform represent the full-time job for a controller.
Marianne Louradour, regional director Île-de-France at the Banque des Territoires indicates: “La Banque des Territoires invest in Manty to leverage on an innovative solution helping more inclusive and more connected cities to appear. Thanks to Many, any local administration, regardless of its size, can use a simple decision-making tool that allows easy monitoring of its public policies”.
Eric Burdier, founding partner at Axeleo Capital said: “Until today, the public sector has always been at a disadvantage regarding digitalisation, and has greatly suffered from a lack of innovation from the historical leaders of the market. In the era of cloud and data-oriented solutions, Manty brings a new impulse to the sector, with cutting edge technologies and a user-centric approach that will quickly position them as a reference in the european govtech ecosystem”.