SGO comprises a family of ventures that are developing and implementing tools to enable governments and empower citizens in the digital age.
Sitting at the intersection between government and society, the companies funded by SGO are all guided by the common philosophy and ideals described in the previous paragraph.
SGO is built on the extraordinary success of Smartmatic, which leads the electronic voting industry in terms of revenue, profitability, geographical presence, innovation and quality of support services. Smartmatic is now the largest component of the enlarged group.
The SGO Group is headquartered in London.
SGO is committed to achieving profound social impact through the application of technology-enabled solutions. To accomplish this mission, we invest in ventures working on three areas: democratic participation, pollution control, and identity and privacy.
We are guided by a number of core principles. One is the importance of empowering citizens through voting and participation in the governance process. Another is the promotion of better interaction and data sharing both between citizens themselves and with their governments.
A third is that our solutions work best when they are custom made for our customers. A fourth is that technology only works if designed to be accessible and easy to use. This is why we invest in companies with a strong end-user focus, and make sure they provide the necessary on-the-ground support services to guarantee success.