June 18, 2020
Samsung smartwatch users in South Korea will now be able to tap into the tech’s Health Monitoring Application, which includes blood pressure-monitoring capabilities and ECG tracking. This comes after the two new capabilities scored clearance from South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in the spring. This isn’t Samsung’s only health-focused tool to be released. A few weeks ago, it debuted...
June 11, 2020
RapidSOS received $21 million in funding, the emergency response technology company announced today. The funding round was led by Transformation Capital and included support from C5 Capital, Laerdal Million Lives Fund and existing investors.
WHAT THEY DO
The New York-based company developed its digital platform to provide free critical data to first responders in order to make faster and smarter...
October 8, 2019
Rapid SOS, a data-driven emergency response service, announced that it landed a fresh $25 million in new funding this morning, bringing the company’s total Series B funding to $55 million. The latest infusion of cash was led by Energy Impact Partners (EIP).
WHAT THEY DO
The startup’s system integrates data from a variety of sources including from wearables, telematics from connected cars, smoke...
March 12, 2019
RapidSOS and Israel-based Carbyne, two companies focused on digitizing emergency response systems, announced this morning an integration that will further streamline the flow of actionable data to first responders.
Carbyne’s end-to-end platform incorporates source-agnostic digital data collection technology, algorithm-driven information prioritization and other tools to extract information about...
November 7, 2018
Less than half a year after its prior investment announcement, RapidSOS, a startup looking to update emergency response systems with its data collection platform, has raised another $30 million in Series B funding.
The round was led by Playground Global, with additional participation from Highland Capital Partners, M12, Two Sigma Ventures, Forte Ventures, The Westly Group and CSAA IG. RapidSOS...
September 20, 2018
RapidSOS’ latest deal with Google will allow emergency communication centers using RapidSOS’ platform to more quickly and accurately pinpoint Android users’ location when
they dial 911. Specifically, the system will utilize Android Emergency Location Service (ELS), a feature supported on 99 percent of Android devices, and comes after a January pilot conducted by the two companies.
June 19, 2018
Apple has announced a partnership with RapidSOS that will allow iPhones to more easily send detailed location data to first responders in the event of an emergency, the Cupertino tech giant announced yesterday.
“Communities rely on 911 centers in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “When every...
April 19, 2018
RapidSOS, a five-year-old startup focused on updating emergency response systems with data-driven technology, has raised $16 million in funding from Highland Capital, Microsoft Ventures, and CSAA Insurance Group, according to a statement. Forté Ventures also contributed.
This brings the company’s total funding to more than $30 million, following a $14 million round concluded just last year that...
July 26, 2017
HIMSS has named Harold “Hal” Wolf III to be its new president and chief executive officer, following an extensive search process, the association announced Wednesday. He will succeed H. Stephen Lieber, who is stepping down as HIMSS CEO after more than 17 years.
Wolf has more than three decades of experience working in healthcare and technology, with deep expertise in integrated care models,...
April 26, 2017
RapidSOS, a 4-year-old startup with roots at Harvard and MIT, has raised $14 million to, at long last, bring 9-1-1 and other first responder networks into the smartphone age. The roster of backers for the round includes three former FCC Chairmen and the investment arms of Motorola and Triple A, in addition to a number of other investors.
Highland Capital Partners led the round with participation...