Carbyne Raises Funding


Carbyne, a NYC-based provider of public safety communications, received an investment from AT&T Ventures.

AT&T has invested alongside existing investors Cox Enterprises (through Socium Ventures), Hanaco Growth, GMR International., Former CIA Director General David Petraeus, General Global Capital, and Material V.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and development efforts.

Led by CEO Amir Elichai, Carbyne is a provider of cloud-native solutions for emergency response centers. Its technologies enable emergency contact centers and select enterprises to connect with callers as well as connected devices via secure communication channels without needing to download a consumer app. The company offers a unified cloud-native solution with live, actionable data that can lead to efficient and transparent operations.

AT&T is already focused on reselling two distinct Carbyne offerings intended for emergency call takers:

  • Carbyne APEX is a unified emergency call management solution designed to streamline emergency response by consolidating various AI-based and rich media data points into a single, intuitive platform. By incorporating video, photos, geolocation, AI-based features like audio translation, and emergency call triage, APEX provides call takers with all the information they need at their fingertips, allowing them to focus on addressing the emergency at hand rather than struggling with complex technology. This cloud-native, i3-compliant platform integrates with existing infrastructure, ensuring that call takers can efficiently manage and respond to emergencies while minimizing the learning curve often associated with new technology.
  • Carbyne Universe offers a versatile over-the-top (OTT) solution that enables access to a wealth of AI-based and rich media functionality without disrupting existing contractual agreements. Designed to function within any environment, Carbyne Universe provides PSAPs with valuable data, such as video, photos, and geolocation, enhancing their decision-making capabilities and response efficiency. This solution ensures that PSAPs can benefit from advanced emergency call management and related mapping features before completing their current contracts or undertaking major infrastructural changes.