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Oct 08, 2019, 09:00 ET RapidSOS Closes $55M Series B to Advance Emergency Response Globally

RapidSOS, a New York-based emergency technology company, today announced the closing of a $55M funding round. The latest investment was led by Energy ...


Jul 17, 2019, 09:03 ET Google / RapidSOS Partnership Results in Life-Saving Rescue

22-year-old Jeremy Schmeltzer of Prince William County, VA is alive today thanks to the Prince William County public safety communications responders ...


Jun 18, 2019, 10:02 ET Health data collaboration will improve outcomes for medical emergencies

Too often life-saving medical data isn't available to first responders during emergencies. A new collaboration between the American Heart...


Apr 16, 2019, 09:00 ET RapidSOS Partners with MedicAlert to Provide First Responders with Life-Saving Medical Information

RapidSOS today announced a partnership with the MedicAlert Foundation to send life-saving member data to 9-1-1 to improve emergency response...


Nov 06, 2018, 09:15 ET RapidSOS Raises $30M Series B to Transform Emergency Response Globally

RapidSOS today announced a $30M Series B funding round to expand its advanced emergency technology platform. The funding was led by Playground...


Sep 19, 2018, 09:00 ET Google and RapidSOS Now Provide Emergency Location for 911 Calls Nationwide

RapidSOS today announced they are partnering with Google to deliver life-saving 911 caller location information to public safety agencies nationwide. ...


Aug 06, 2018, 09:00 ET Next Generation 9-1-1 Momentum: Over 1,000 Public Safety Agencies Nationwide Deploy RapidSOS Technology

RapidSOS today announced over 1,000 public safety agencies nationwide have deployed the NG911 Clearinghouse emergency platform. Current users...


Apr 18, 2018, 10:00 ET RapidSOS Raises $16M to Provide Life-Saving Data to First Responders

RapidSOS, an advanced emergency technology company, today announced an additional $16 million in funding led by Highland Capital Partners with...


Mar 14, 2018, 04:15 ET Jeff Robertson, Former CEO of Airbus DS Communications, Joins RapidSOS as GM of Public Safety

RapidSOS is pleased to announce that Jeff Robertson, former CEO of Airbus DS Communications, is joining the RapidSOS team as General Manager of...


Oct 16, 2017, 10:00 ET Bob Freinberg, Former CEO and President of Airbus DS Communications, Joins RapidSOS Advisory Board

RapidSOS today announced that Bob Freinberg, former Chief Executive Officer and President of Airbus DS Communications, Inc., is joining the RapidSOS...


Aug 03, 2017, 10:00 ET RapidSOS Announces Partnerships To Link Wearables to First Responders in an Emergency

RapidSOS, an advanced emergency technology company, today announced partnerships with five wearable companies — WiseWear, Fusar, Kairos, Lumenus, and ...


Jul 25, 2017, 10:00 ET David Nagel, Former CTO of AT&T and SVP at Apple Joins RapidSOS Advisory Board

RapidSOS today announced that David Nagel, former CTO of AT&T and SVP for Research and Development at Apple and current General Partner at Forté...


Jun 21, 2017, 09:00 ET Jonathan Peachey, former CEO of Virgin Group North America, joins RapidSOS Advisory Board

RapidSOS today announced that Jonathan Peachey, former CEO of Virgin Group North America, is joining the RapidSOS Advisory Board. RapidSOS' advisors...


Jun 05, 2017, 11:00 ET Emergency Tech Company RapidSOS Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

RapidSOS today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze (http://www.waze.com), the free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app...


Apr 27, 2017, 10:15 ET Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Joins RapidSOS Advisory Board

RapidSOS today announced that Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is joining the RapidSOS Advisory Board....


Apr 25, 2017, 12:00 ET RapidSOS Closes $14M Series A Funding Round to Transform Safety & Security

RapidSOS, an emergency technology start-up, today announced the closing of a $14 million Series A funding round led by Highland Capital Partners with ...


Mar 14, 2017, 09:00 ET Rear Admiral (ret.) David G. Simpson, former Chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Joins RapidSOS Advisory Board

RapidSOS today announced that Rear Admiral (ret.) David G. Simpson, former Chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and...


Jan 10, 2017, 09:00 ET William Swanson, Retired Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company, Joins RapidSOS Advisory Board

RapidSOS today announced that William (Bill) Swanson, retired chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company, is joining the RapidSOS Advisory Board. RapidSOS' ...


Jan 04, 2017, 05:37 ET RapidSOS CEO Tops Forbes 30 Under 30 Healthcare List

Forbes announced this week that RapidSOS co-founder and CEO Michael Martin topped its list of the "the brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders,...


Jun 27, 2016, 06:00 ET Haven ushers in a new age of emergency communication and personal safety

Haven represents a transformation in access to emergency services – from a phone call solely dependent on voice to a robust data connection for...