SceneDoc Inc, a law enforcement and public safety software provider, has secured $4 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Canadian venture capital firm iGan Partners and was joined by U.S. firm Motorola Solutions Venture Capital and a group of angel investors. The Toronto-based SceneDoc said it will use the new funds to expand sales and marketing efforts, bring its investigation and field documentation platform to new global markets, and accelerate product development. The company, which was co-founded in 2011 by CEO Alex Kottoor and CTO Adrian Bubalo, received $1.35 million in seed funding last year from MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund.
SceneDoc Closes Series A Investment to Accelerate Grow
A company that is redefining how law enforcement and public safety work today
Toronto, Canada, Jan. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SceneDoc Inc., a Toronto-based law enforcement and public safety software provider, today announced the completion of a $4 million Series A round of funding led by iGan Partners (Toronto, Ontario), with participation from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital (Schaumburg, Illinois) and a group of angel investors.
SceneDoc is a smartphone/tablet-based software platform that provides law enforcement and a variety of public safety personnel a highly secure, accurate and consistent means of documenting crime, accident and other incident scenes. Dubbed “public safety’s trusted digital notebook,” SceneDoc provides much more than simple documentation capabilities. With a highly configurable ‘mobile-first’ application coupled with cloud-based data backup and administration, SceneDoc enables near real-time communication between officers in the field, dispatchers, command centers and other public safety/law enforcement agencies. This results in a more efficient evidence collection and reporting process, increases preparedness and improves officer safety.
The company will use the funding to expand its sales and marketing efforts, bring its SceneDoc investigation and field documentation platform to new global markets, and accelerate product development.
“This funding will enable SceneDoc to realize its goal of becoming the de facto technology platform that unifies field documentation and communication,” said Alex Kottoor, co-founder and CEO of SceneDoc. “We’re seeing tremendous demand, on a global scale, from law enforcement and public safety agencies for a mobile-first solution that creates efficiencies and enhances preparedness for supporting agencies and specialized units that are often called to respond to an incident.”
According to Sam Ifergan, president of iGan Partners, “SceneDoc is well positioned to be the leader in mobile-first law enforcement software. We believe law enforcement is just beginning to make the leap into mobility. SceneDoc’s software is extremely easy-to-use and dramatically reduces the amount of time spent processing a scene and cataloging evidence. This creates real value for police and other public safety agencies that have made or are planning to make significant investments in outfitting their personnel with handheld devices.”
“Keeping field experts in the field policing and interacting with the community while the information they collect gets shared quickly with colleagues can substantially help law enforcement resolve crimes faster,” said Tom Guthrie, vice president, Smart Public Safety Solutions at Motorola Solutions. “The new frontier of transforming mounds of paper into actionable information that SceneDoc enables will make any profession that relies on field documentation more effective.”
SceneDoc is the global leader in mobile investigative management software. SceneDoc is a smartphone/tablet-based software platform which provides law enforcement and a variety of public safety personnel a highly secure, accurate and consistent means of documenting crime, accident and other incident scenes. Comprised of a highly configurable mobile application together with cloud-based data backup and administration, SceneDoc is the proven solution-of-choice for law enforcement around the globe. For additional information, visit www.scenedoc.com.
About iGan Partners
iGan Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in dynamic management teams, empowering them to build the next big idea. We have been through the process of building large successful businesses and understand the challenges facing growing businesses, having faced them ourselves. We look for opportunities where we can add significant value and pride ourselves in helping entrepreneurs achieve success. We are “Entrepreneurs Empowering Entrepreneurs” and roll up our sleeves to help get the job done. For additional information, visit www.iganpartners.com.
About Motorola Solutions
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