Guardly, a Toronto, Canada-based mobile personal safety application and service, has closed a seed round of financing of undisclosed amount.
Investors include Extreme Venture Partners, Bryker Capital and other Business angels.
Guardly intends to use the capital to add to its technology development and business development teams to build out its partner ecosystem.
In conjunction with the funding, the company announced that its app Guardly, which enables smartphone users in distress to alert, connect, and collaborate with their personal safety network and authorities, is now available for download from the App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch users in the United States and Canada. BlackBerry and Android versions are in development and will be announced shortly.
Guardly allows a user’s personal safety network to collaborate with them and amongst each other through mobile web and web incident pages, SMS and voice conferencing for the duration of the emergency event.
Led by Founder and CEO Josh Sookman, the company is a member of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).