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:
Providing life-saving data for a majority of U.S. 9-1-1 calls
Powering hundreds of millions of connected devices through work with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Uber, and Waze
Collaboration with over 30 leading public safety software vendors to ensure rich data is integrated into existing emergency response software and procedures
Broad adoption of the RapidSOS Clearinghouse – now providing life-saving data for over 1,500 public safety agencies nationwide covering over 180 million people
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.
A Secure Platform for Life-Saving Emergency Data
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!