I’m excited to announce that RapidSOS has raised $30M in Series B funding to further our mission to transform global emergency communication. This round further accelerates our work with public safety over the past six months:
This funding round brings the total investment behind RapidSOS’ emergency technology platform to $65M – one of the largest R&D investments in public safety technology in recent history.
The financing was led by Playground Global – a leading Silicon Valley firm focused on solving some of the world’s most pressing technological challenges. Joining Playground are top thought leaders in tech, telecom, and emergency response, including current or former leadership of Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Vodafone, Lucent, Raytheon, Virgin Group, the FCC, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University.
This would never have been possible without the thousands of public safety officials who worked with us to develop this technology over the past six years, including many of the largest public safety agencies in the country such as Los Angeles, Washington DC, Phoenix, and Denver. The result is a transformation in data available to 911 and first responders in an emergency.
Our team is driven by the stories of lives saved with this technology. From a mother and her children stranded in the woods after a car crash in rural South Carolina, to a kidnapping victim, to a suicidal caller who was saved in time, to a boat crash in San Francisco Bay, thousands of 911 telecommunicators are using this data to save lives every day.
If you are a public safety agency that isn’t yet receiving this data – sign up to receive it for free today!
Sitting behind hundreds of millions of devices, RapidSOS’ Emergency API links any connected device directly to 911 and first responders with rich data.
Some examples of how IoT partners are leveraging this technology:
Request a meeting if you’d like to link life-saving data from your device directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency!
Interested in joining our team? Visit our careers page to see our openings: www.rapidsos.com/careers