Defendry CEO: 'We Could Have Stopped Uvalde,' Admits Struggling

By IPVM Team, Published Jun 17, 2022, 09:08am EDT (Info+)

Defendry, a weapons detection startup, was about to go out of business until recent mass shootings brought interest to the product, according to its CEO.

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In this report, IPVM spoke with Defendry CEO Pat Sullivan about the company's unusual path, what brought it to the brink of closing, and what he thinks the recent mass shootings mean for Defendry's future.

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Comments (7)

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* ***** ******* ** *********** ********* technical ****** **** ** ******* ** how ** ****.

***, *** **** **** **** ** "give *** *******/******** ****" * ***** add **** *** *** ****** ******** people.

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