The Atlanta-based sofware software Flock Safety, known for building localized surveillence system to prevent and solve neighborhood crime, announced it has closed a $47 million in Series C funding.
The round was led by Bay Area-based Meritech Capital and more than doubles the startup’s capital. Meritech was founded in 1999 and focuses on late-stage venture capital.
Hypepotamus talked to Flock Safety back in April 2019 when it doubled an initial $10 million funding round. Since then, the team has remained focused on their mission — eliminating non-violent crime.
The company’s crime-solving technology is deployed by neighborhoods, businesses, and law enforcement offices in over 1,000 American cities.
“Crime is an incredibly hard problem to solve,” said Garrett Langley, Flock Safety founder and CEO, in a statement. “Since nearly 70% of crime happens with a vehicle, machine learning and computer vision can capture objective evidence, like vehicle details, to help communities give a detective the lead needed to solve crime. We plan to use this capital to hire the smartest and most ethically-conscious people to help us achieve our mission of eliminating crime. Across engineering, sales, and customer-focused roles, the company will at least double in size next year.”
For Langley, the new funding will help the team continue to expand their technology while building new partnerships with law enforcement and the communities they serve.
“I’m so grateful to my founding team and early employees, most of whom I knew from Georgia Tech or previous companies,” said Langley. “They took a chance on us because they wanted to be a part of the change. Like many of you, they wanted to use their skills and resources to build safer communities. Some of them literally interviewed at my home because we didn’t have an office. Now, we have a team spread across the entire country dedicated to our mission of eliminating crime.”
“This newly raised capital changes everything by allowing us to hire the smartest, most creative, and most ethically-conscious people from all over the country. But it changes nothing about our culture. We will always stay committed to our values of Do the Work, Optimism with a Plan, and Change is the only Constant.”