We started Knightscope because we were horrified by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook and the impact of 9/11 on our country. And now the ongoing daily increase in violence globally has intensified our efforts. We want to build something great for our country and we believe down to our bones that we can use technology to help build safer, engaged communities while significantly reducing costs and reducing crime. That spark has turned into a grander vision to cut the annual $1 trillion negative economic impact of crime on the U.S. in half!
Founded in April 2013 in Silicon Valley, and now with 30 employees, Knightscope is a leader in developing autonomous physical security solutions. The Knightscope "Hardware + Software + Humans" approach reduces costs for our clients, provides a 24/7 force multiplier effect as well as advanced anomaly detection capabilities. Our solution includes providing an autonomous physical presence, gathering data from the environment in real-time, and pushing anomalies to our user interface, the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC).
Knightscope raised a $1.5M seed round in April 2014 which was oversubscribed which then converted into a $5.3M Series A that closed in January 2015 which was also oversubscribed. With the technology now deployed at clients in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Fremont, and San Diego, Knightscope is completing its $10M Series B round of financing and is well-positioned to consider alternatives for its future Series C round of funding. Key strategic investors include NTT DOCOMO, Konica Minolta, Flextronics and NetPosa. Additionally, to date, over 7,000 people have applied to work at Knightscope.