RapidSOS raises $55m to advance emergency response technology
RapidSOS, a US emergency response technology company, has raised $55 million through a Series B funding round led by Energy Impact Partners (EIP), a technology investment firm supported by a coalition of global utilities.
The New York-based RapidSOS claims to generate life-saving data from millions of connected devices annually to 9-1-1 and first responders directly in an emergency.
The company’s emergency response technology is said to connect 250 million plus Americans to more than 3,500 local public safety agencies.
The new funding will help expedite RapidSOS’s efforts to partner with thousands of public safety agencies, with most of the major public safety software providers, and also connected device companies to improve emergency response and disaster management.
Michael Martin – CEO of RapidSOS said: “This funding supports our mission to connect the world to public safety. With this new funding, we will focus on launching new data partners and expanding our emergency response platform globally to ensure everyone has access to emergency services when they need it most.”
RapidSOS introduced its emergency solution in 2018 by partnering with technology firms that include Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Uber. The collaboration is said to have enabled first responders attend 90 million plus emergencies, and thereby saving thousands of lives in the US.
Sameer Reddy – Partner at Energy Impact Partners said: “From managing the impact of extreme weather to more routine day-to-day operations, public safety is central to the mission of utilities around the world. We’re excited by the ability of RapidSOS’s advanced technology platform to transform how our utility partners manage safety, security, and emergency operations.”
RapidSOS Clearinghouse, the company’s secure source for emergency data, is said to help public safety agencies access life-saving emergency data from Apple, Google, Uber, the American Heart Association, MedicAlert Foundation, and others.
According to RapidSOS, connected device companies can use one of its modern APIs to offer turn-key emergency response for their device, application, or service.