Knightscope Raises $10 Million With $3,320 Average Per Investor

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 17, 2017

Congrats to Knightscope.

And condolences to their legion of little investors.

Knightscope has disclosed they have raised $10+ million from their SeedInvest fundraising, from 3,000+ investors. Here is the current tally:

That works out to an average of $3,318.23 per investor.

First, the positive:

Great Job Knightscope

Give credit where credit is due, Knightscope has done a great job here.

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