What's happening at Pavilion

Catch up on the latest news about Pavilion, including press, product updates, partnerships, and more.

Latest press

Press
January 3, 2024

Pavilion recognized as a GovTech 100 company

Pavilion is honored to be recognized by Government Technology magazine as one of the top 100 companies making an impact for government agencies across the United States.
Press
August 15, 2023

Euna Solutions Announces Technology Partnership with Pavilion to Fast Track Procurement for State and Local Government

Press
June 1, 2023

Painless Procurement?

This episode of Voices in Local Government focuses on more efficient ways for local governments to buy the products and services they need to better serve their communities.
Press
June 1, 2023

Five minutes with ... Mariel Reed

Get to know Pavilion cofounder and CEO Mariel Reed in an interview with Supply Chain Digital.
Press
May 15, 2023

Point Procurement at the Goal, With Mariel Reed

We examine the ever-evolving relationship between state/local procurement and finance.
Press
May 9, 2023

Why you should consider selling to governments and how to do it well

As the macroeconomic environment becomes more challenging, public servants are an attractive new category of buyer for startups.
Press
April 3, 2023

A new look at local government procurement with Mariel Reed

In this episode of the Amazing Cities and Towns Podcast, sponsored by Bearing Advisors, Jim Hunt interviews Mariel Reed, the Co-Founder and CEO of Pavilion. Listen to a candid conversation about getting more private businesses working on local government and community issues with technology, products and services, and much more.
Press
March 13, 2023

Improving Purchasing by Empowering Public Servants — ICYMI

Pavilion CEO and co-founder Mariel Reed talks about how government and technology are the two most important tools for improving lives at scale, and her goal of improving public purchasing for state and local agencies.
Press
March 3, 2023

Why You Should Join Pavilion

"Why You Should Join" is a monthly newsletter highlighting early-stage startups on track to become generational companies. In this newsletter, Stanford students Eric Zhou and Usman Hanif share what makes Pavilion unique in the government technology space, the problem Pavilion is solving, a look into the Pavilion team, and how Pavilion is positioned to make massive positive impact at scale.
Press
February 24, 2023

This Startup Wants To Bring New Efficiency To Government In 2023

While it’s not something your average American pays much attention to, government procurement is an overlooked industry that affects virtually all citizens, yet it remains largely offline.
Press
February 7, 2023

As a founder, you’re always Communicator in Chief

In a special Strategy Session episode of Masters of Scale, four entrepreneurs sat down with Reid Hoffman to ask their burning questions about strategic communication — the art of storytelling about your company, your product, and yourself.
Press
January 30, 2023

In Her Own Words: Mariel Reed mixes public procurement and parenting

The pandemic changed our relationships to work and our families. For government technology entrepreneur Mariel Reed, becoming a parent while starting a business during Covid-19 helped her establish a healthier relationship with her work and redefine what it means to build a legacy.
Press
January 20, 2023

Pavilion Adds Diversity Filters for Cooperative Contracts

The new “diversity filters” from Pavilion can help users of cooperative contracts find more local and diverse businesses and encourage national suppliers to work with those businesses, among other tasks.
Press
January 20, 2023

‎Government Coins: Season 4 | Ep. 1 - What is a Shareable Contract with Mariel Reed

Mariel Reed is co-founder and CEO of Pavilion, a venture-backed marketplace for state and local public procurement. Pavilion enables public servants to save time and money by purchasing from suppliers that have been pre-qualified by other public entities, and helps reduce the cost of selling into the $2T state and local public sector for businesses.

Product updates

Product Updates
January 11, 2024

Projects: Bringing departments & procurement teams together

Introducing a common workspace where you can save contracts, shortlist suppliers, and share notes.
Product Updates
December 13, 2023

New features to bring end user and procurement teams together

Simplify collaboration between end users and procurement teams using Pavilion's new features, streamlining project management and making contract sharing hassle-free.
Product Updates
October 19, 2023

New features to supercharge procurement collaboration!

View Microsoft documents within Pavilion, CC your team members when you message suppliers, and search smarter with new filters.
Product Updates
September 11, 2023

New features to help your team save even more time

Key contract and supplier information at a glance, Pavilion within Bonfire, and an easy way to share Pavilion with colleagues.
Product Updates
August 10, 2023

A more powerful search experience across even more contracts

We’ve been cooking up lots of exciting new features, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Now at your fingertips: a more powerful contract search experience – across even more contracts!
Product Updates
February 17, 2023

A more personalized experience on Pavilion

Now public buyers with accounts on Pavilion will have a more purpose-built experience—seeing more useful, tailored information that matches your contract discovery needs, right from an updated homepage.
Product Updates
January 24, 2023

Making it easier to find and buy from certified diverse and small businesses with Pavilion

Starting for public entities in Oregon, Texas, California, Virginia, Florida, and Arizona, Pavilion has made it easier than ever to see state and federal business credentials for suppliers alongside shareable contract information, all in one place.

Company news

News
January 8, 2024

Search Pavilion directly within OpenGov

OpenGov and Pavilion have partnered to provide OpenGov customers with access to Pavilion’s network of shareable contracts directly from the OpenGov Procurement suite. 
News
November 30, 2023

How we moved off of OpenAI for semantic search in only 2 weeks

How the Pavilion Engineering team deployed and evaluated an open source alternative to OpenAI's text embeddings in 2 weeks along with some helpful tips and tricks we learned along the way. 
News
July 25, 2023

Welcoming Kwasi Adu

Kwasi is Pavilion's newest engineer. Read his interview to learn about his passion for positive impact, love for good company and food, and one of his favorite sci-fi novels.
News
June 22, 2023

Welcoming Govind Wakhlu

Govind Wakhlu joins the Pavilion team as the Vice President of Product and Design. He brings expertise from being a product leader at Turo, Meta, and Doma, along with his time as a founder of his ventures.
News
February 14, 2023

Welcoming Katie Wong

Katie Wong joins Pavilion's engineering team. She previously worked for Snapchat as a full-stack engineer and graduated from USC Viterbi School of Engineering . In this interview, learn about Katie's favorite music and hobbies.
News
January 16, 2023

Welcoming Vanessa Lauf

Vanessa Lauf is Pavilion’s Head of Platform Data. She will lead the team in acquiring contract and supplier data to support Pavilion’s growth. Read more to learn about Vanessa’s passion for impact, cooking, and reading.
News
January 12, 2023

Welcoming Garret Meier

Garret Meier is Pavilion’s newest software engineer. Prior to joining Pavilion, they were a full-stack, senior software engineer at Culture Biosciences and Mixmax.
News
January 4, 2023

Introducing Pavilion

We’re excited to introduce an updated look and a new name: Pavilion. Formerly known as CoProcure, Pavilion helps public servants save time and money by collaborating on purchasing.
News
November 7, 2022

Welcoming Lillian Zhao

Lillian Zhao will help Pavilion build playbooks driving our go-to-market efforts with public entities. She is a proud graduate of Dartmouth College, and is an avid reader, as well as photographer! Read more to learn about Lillian’s path to Pavilion and hobbies!
News
October 10, 2022

Welcoming Shane Russell

Shane’s experience in developing software spans many sectors including eCommerce, healthcare, and entertainment. He has also worked for the United States Digital Service in building the system managing all veteran legal appeals. Read to learn about Shane’s love for swing dance, meditating, and watching football.
News
September 23, 2022

Welcoming Ryan Kirkpatrick

With his background in education and customer onboarding, Ryan will help guide Pavilion users and design a delightful onboarding experience. Read more to learn about Ryan's passion for hockey, vinyl records, and tennis.
News
September 16, 2022

Welcoming Monica Yao

With her experience in EdTech, Monica will work on all parts of Pavilion’s software product building new features, systems, and improvements. We sat down with Monica to learn how she came to join the team, her favorite books, and her motto. 
News
August 15, 2022

Pavilion and Bonfire announce partnership to offer the industry’s most comprehensive collection of active shareable contracts

A new partnership between Pavilion and Bonfire aims to help government procurement teams discover shareable contract opportunities to save time and money. 
News
July 31, 2022

Welcoming Dion Sanchez

Dion comes from ed-tech and will use his creative and strategic thinking to drive Pavilion's top-line metrics and government user engagement. In this interview, learn about Dion's hobbies, goals, and theme song.
News
July 24, 2022

Welcoming Logan Davis

Get to know our first engineering manager, Logan Davis! In this interview, learn about Logan's passion for technology, teamwork, and journey to Pavilion.
News
July 22, 2022

OpenGov and Pavilion partner to give agencies unprecedented access to contracts across the country

Pavilion and OpenGov are thrilled to announce their partnership, which will provide OpenGov Procurement’s customers access to Pavilion’s marketplace of shareable contracts accessible directly from the OpenGov Procurement Suite.
News
July 21, 2022

Welcoming Chloe Dichoso

With a background in education and health care administration, Chloe will captain our company events, onboarding processes, and office operations. We sat down with Chloe to learn more about her reasons for joining Pavilion, hobbies, and favorite quotes. 
News
May 10, 2022

Welcoming Felix Lau

Before joining Pavilion, Felix was a full-cycle recruiter at Pinterest and Tubi. Felix is a Bay Area native, an adventurous foodie, and a soon-to-be dog-dad.
News
March 3, 2022

Announcing Pavilion's $22M Series A

Pavilion has raised a $22M Series A led by Forerunner Ventures, with participation from existing investors Leadout Capital and Neo, as well as marketplace and ecommerce founders we admire: Marco Zappacosta, founder of Thumbtack; Dan Lewis, founder of Convoy; and Katrina Lake, founder of Stitch Fix.
News
February 25, 2022

Welcoming Siyuan Tu

Prior to joining Pavilion, Siyuan designed software tools at Netflix and Autodesk that empower creative studios around the world. With her background in human-computer interaction and operations research, she seeks out ways to simplify complex systems and make information more accessible.
News
February 21, 2022

Welcoming Carmen Ren

Carmen joins Pavilion with a diverse background in education, marketing, sales, and operations. At Barnard College in NYC, she studied Sociology and English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. She believes her interests and experience align around people and stories, and she’s excited to continue her professional journey at Pavilion, where she’ll get to draw on her myriad of experiences to further Pavilion’s own story.
News
August 30, 2021

Welcoming Jacob Cavallo

Jacob hails from the fast paced, high-stakes world of on-demand food delivery. Over the last 6 years, he’s developed demand forecasting models and optimized driver and delivery scheduling — all in the pursuit of delivering hot pizza.
News
August 13, 2021

Pavilion raises a $2.4M seed round to build search for shareable public contracts

With deep gratitude, we’re pleased to announce that Pavilion has raised an additional $2.4M in seed funding. This round was led by Neo and joined by existing investor Leadout Capital, as well as several strategic angel investors. This additional capital will ensure that during these turbulent times, we can stay laser-focused on our goal of building a marketplace for shareable public contracts.
News
January 11, 2021

Welcoming Becca Blazak

Becca got her start with Code for America, where she saw the impact of improving technology with local governments. Since then, she’s partnered with state-level government in Australia to improve legal aid technology and helped build a non-profit organization that activates tech workers and companies on important civic issues.
News
August 31, 2020

Welcoming Yvonne Chen

Yvonne graduated from UCLA with a degree in CS, having led groups like ACM@UCLA focused on increasing technology accessibility. She has interned at Facebook on the Civic Integrity team, working on identifying coordinated harassment against at-risk individuals, and has also interned at Stripe on the Alternative Payments team. She loves working across the full stack from frontend UI to data, and strongly believes in working in technology for social good.
News
April 27, 2020

Welcoming Jessica Rosenfield

Jessica brings experience in backend web development, data engineering, and bioinformatics to Pavilion. Previously, she worked on data pipelines and web services for GRAIL, a cancer detection company.
News
March 21, 2020

Welcoming Mark Rossetti

In his first week, Mark has helped to launch Pavilion’s COVID-19 response, which supports government buyers across the country to purchase PPE and other critical response supplies. Over the last several years, Mark has used software to solve problems of the public interest, from supporting small business development with the City of Long Beach, CA to helping people clear old criminal records to building software for the treatment of opioid addiction.
News
December 12, 2019

Welcoming Andrew Jung

Andrew is a serial entrepreneur and varsity athlete. He started his first business, a food delivery startup, as a senior at Middlebury College, where he studied Computer Science and Economics. Before joining Pavilion, he also started another company and completed a Masters in Entrepreneurship from the University of Washington.
News
October 29, 2019

Alicia Chen, former Dropbox engineering leader, joins Pavilion as cofounder

Alicia Chen has joined Pavilion as cofounder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Alicia studied computer science at Stanford and started her career at Microsoft. She joined Dropbox as the company’s first female engineer, and went on to become one of the company’s top-rated engineering managers. Most recently, Alicia worked on products supporting improvements across education and criminal justice at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
News
May 16, 2019

Pavilion raises $1.5M to build a marketplace for shareable contracts

We're thrilled to announce that we raised $1.5M for Pavilion, led by Leadout Capital and joined by Neo. We’re excited to begin working with Alison Rosenthal of Leadout and Ali Partovi of Neo, who bring extensive operating expertise and share our vision to improve how local governments spend $1.5T each year.