Brinc, a Las Vegas-based technology company building a new class of drones in response to mass shooting, raised $25m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Index Ventures with participation from Sam Altman, Tusk Venture Partners, Jeff Weiner’s Next Play Ventures, Dylan Field, Elad Gil, Patrick Spence, Alex Wang, and former Acting Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan.
The company, which had previously raised a seed round of $2.25M led by Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its development efforts.
Founded by Blake Resnick, Brinc creates a new class of highly reliable systems that fly safely indoors using Lidar technology, where GPS does not work, and provides live, two-way communication to give responders the eyes and ears they need to mitigate risk, protect, and save lives. The company began selling its first system — the LEMUR — early this year and has already delivered hundreds of systems. Recently, Brinc aided responders in Surfside, FL, with search and rescue inside of the Champlain South building collapse.
Today, the company is a diverse team of more than 50 engineers, technicians, technologists, and public safety specialists. They manufacture their drones onsite at their headquarters in Las Vegas. Customers serve as key collaborators in the engineering and design of the technology. The company provides ongoing education, training, and certification programs to build trust and expertise, and prepare the responders for real-world environments.