Zonehaven, a San Francisco-based cloud analytics application for communities to improve evacuations and reduce wildfire risk with data, received an investment from Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK).
The funding marks the first investment from Splunk’s newly launched Splunk Ventures Social Impact Fund, a $50m fund that invests in early stage organizations that are using innovative, data driven approaches to drive meaningful social impact.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its team, increase research and development and advance product capabilities.
Launched in 2018 and led by Charlie Crocker, CEO, Zonehaven gives fire departments and emergency response agencies situational awareness and decision support by utilizing intelligent evacuation zones, advanced fire modeling, real-time weather data and always-on fire sensing capabilities.
The company’s technology offers a common data platform for coordination and response to wildfires. By facilitating evacuation pre-planning and analyzing always-on sensor data, Zonehaven helps identify ignition points, projects simulated fire spread, develops fire-specific intelligent evacuation zones and enables fire departments to execute efficient evacuations.