Toronto's Guardly Raises $1.45 Million Seed Round to Expand Real-time Employee Safety Solutions

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Guardly, a provider of enterprise mobile safety solutions, announced this morning that it has raised a seed round.

The $1.45 million round, led by San Francisco's Freestyle Capital with participation from Golden Venture Partners and MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, will help the Toronto-based startup to "further accelerate product innovation" and to support its growing sales and customer service teams.

The Canadian company's solutions have been licensed by enterprise clients for more than 430,000 end users, which are typically employees and students.

 

 

“Recent success at Guardly has been driven by our commitment to delivering mobile safety solutions that are first-to-market and that outperform alternatives by orders of magnitude—10 time improvements or greater—with key initial emphases placed on emergency alert origination capabilities, location tracking accuracy and incident response efficiency,” explains Josh Sookman, Guardly's chief executive officer.

Guardly this month released a white paper entitled "Emerging Landscape of Mobile and Cloud Technologies in Corporate Security," which provides technology definitions, outlines emerging trends and highlights innovative vendor solutions to help the larger majority of security leaders improve their understanding and education of these technologies.

Company:
MaRS
Website:
http://www.marsdd.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MaRS connects the communities of science, business and capital and fosters collaboration among them. This happens physically through location of research labs, companies of all sizes, business advisors, investors and professional services within the MaRS Centre and more broadly through hands-on advisory services, entrepreneurial programming, our structured networks and expanding electronic community. Located in... more

Company:
Guardly
Website:
http://guardly.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Guardly is a robust communication platform for emergencies that is changing the way mobile personal safety is delivered. Guardly is the first mobile application to give people the ability to both alert and connect in real-time with local authorities as well as their own personal safety network in a single tap. Depending on your configuration of Guardly, you can reach your personal safety network by conference... more

Company:
Golden Venture Partners
Website:
http://www.goldenvp.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Golden Venture Partners is a mobile focused seed and early stage venture capital fund based in Toronto. We provide early stage funding and mentorship to young companies that leverage the massive potential of mobile products and services. Golden Venture Partners was created as a response to the unparalleled growth in the mobile marketplace and the dramatic changes in how companies are created, financed and... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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