RapidDeploy, a South African startup, has raised $12 million (R164 million) in Series A financing from GreatPoint Ventures and Samsung NEXT.
The startup’s cloud-based software enables public safety officials to reduce emergency response times and improve situational awareness.
The funds will enable the company to accelerate the development and deployment of its Cloud Aided Dispatch platform.
Designed by first responders, RapidDeploy uses modern cloud-based technology that solves key challenges faced by emergency service providers who often are slowed down by legacy infrastructure.
RapidDeploy’s Cloud Aided Dispatch technology is more reliable, faster to deploy, more cost-effective, and richer in interfaces and features than outdated, on-premise computer-aided dispatch software.
“We are excited to partner with seasoned technology investors who have proven experience in scaling software and technology,” said Steven Raucher, RapidDeploy CEO and co-founder.
“RapidDeploy is on a mission to democratize public safety and will now enter a new stage of growth.”
Founded in 2014, RapidDeploy has built a loyal following of clients and is now launching its solution internationally. RapidDeploy is setting the standard for Mission Critical Dispatch.
Last month, RapidDeploy moved its Cape Town headquarters to Austin, Texas in the US.
Its platform was developed using Microsoft Azure government cloud architecture. RapidDeploy aims to reduce response times and improve first responder safety by increasing situational awareness.