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Decentralized, networked approach to public safety. Waze for crime.

Decentralized, networked approach to public safety. Waze for crime.

At VillageDefense, we're building a decentralized, networked public safety protocol to build smarter, safer, and more resilient cities for the 21st century. It's the communications layer of a city's immune system, connecting you to the people around you in real-time to stay safe.

VillageDefense v1.0 let's you:
- When you see a crime, instantly alert everyone around you. A “one-to-many” witness maximizer. What if for every crime, instead of 1 witness there were 50?
- Get alerted when crime is in progress close to your current location, wherever you are, with real-time updates from the people around you. (Waze for crime)
- Sonya the Crimebot searches publicly available data sources (like Police) and shows you what you need to know.

We combine this live crowdsourced data with other sources, building the world's best database of accurate, comprehensive crime data, affecting industries like insurance, real-estate, and transportation.

Now live in Atlanta - villagedefense.com/atlanta
CIO and options trader at sha.capital, I hedge tail risk and like volatility. Electrical engineering at @Georgia Institute of Technology.

Sharath Mekala

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Entrepreneur, Product Manager, Scientist, Community Organizer, Civic Tech Founder @VillageDefense
Total raised

$475K

Funded over

2 rounds

Latest round (Sep 2015)

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