Orion Labs, a San Francisco, CA-based voice communication platform for teams in business, enterprise, and government organizations, completed an $18.25m financing.
The round was led by Allen & Company LLC with participation from new investors Argentum, The Thermo Companies (the investment vehicle of Globalstar CEO Jay Monroe), John Kelly (former CEO of Crown Castle), Joshua Schachter, and others and existing investors Avalon Ventures, Motorola Solutions, Fuel Capital, David Recordon (former Director of White House IT and Facebook Engineering Director), James Lindenbaum (founder of Heavybit & Heroku), and others. In connection with the financing, Richard Fields of Allen & Company LLC has joined Orion Labs’ Board of Directors, and Walter Barandiaran, Co-founder & Managing Partner of Argentum, has joined as an Observer.
The company intends to use the funds to expand sales, partnerships, and accelerate the roll-out of new voice services for business productivity such as its real-time translation voice bot.
Co-founded by Jesse Robbins, CEO, and Greg Albrecht, CTO, Orion Labs provides a platform to deliver secure, real-time voice communication across a constellation of connected devices, applications, and services. Using Orion, teams can communicate securely in real-time, across any distance, with other people and with intelligent bots and services. Orion’s Onyx wearable communication device lets people talk privately or with teams while remaining heads-up and eyes-free. It works with iOS and Android smartphones to deliver messages over any cellular or Wi-Fi network.
The company recently launched Orion Pro, a hosted subscription service for organizations of any size. With Orion Pro, organizations can onboard new users and manage permissions using web-based administrative controls.
Current customers include organizations in construction, retail, hospitality, transportation, logistics, education, facilities and event management.