LiveSafe has received $6.5 million in Series A funding. IAC led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Barry Diller, chairman and senior executive of IAC, will join LiveSafe’s board of directors. LiveSafe, which is also backed by CIT GAP Funds, is a provider of solutions for individuals to make themselves and their communities safer.
ARLINGTON, Va., Mar 25, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — LiveSafe, a mobile safety technology company ( www.livesafemobile.com ), today announced $6.5 million in Series A financing led by IAC (NASDAQ:IACI). Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC, will join the Board of Directors of the company.
LiveSafe is a two-way communication platform that crowd-sources personal safety and leverages the proliferation of smartphones to help prevent and respond to dangerous threats to individuals and the general public.
“We now have the technology and infrastructure to make life safer for people as they go about their daily lives,” says Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC. “LiveSafe is an excellent platform for putting safety directly in people’s hands, and has the potential for making individuals and communities far safer than they are today.”
“We are thrilled to have IAC’s financial investment and strategic guidance as we work to scale the impact of LiveSafe’s mobile safety application,” says LiveSafe’s CEO and President, Jenny Abramson. “It is a true honor to welcome Barry Diller to our board.”
About LiveSafe, Inc.
LiveSafe provides a comprehensive safety solution that empowers individuals to make themselves and their communities safer. Through a personal safety smartphone app linked to a cloud-based command center, LiveSafe enables increased safety by creating a new two-way channel of communication between the community and safety officials whether they be in schools, malls, sporting events, public transportation, or even local communities. LiveSafe also provides users a suite of emergency services for real time location tracking in distress situations. With LiveSafe, safety officials are able to better identify and assess threats, prevent crimes, and save lives, thus helping to enhance overall safety. For more information, visit http://www.livesafemobile.com/ or download the LiveSafe app found in iTunes store and Google Play.
IAC IACI +0.48% is a leading media and internet company comprised of more than 150 brands and products, including Ask.com, About.com, Match.com, HomeAdvisor and Vimeo. Focused in the areas of search, applications, online dating, local and media, IAC’s family of websites is one of the largest in the world, with more than a billion monthly visits across more than 100 countries. The Company is headquartered in New York City with offices in various locations throughout the U.S. and internationally. To view a full list of IAC’s companies, please visit our website at www.iac.com .