From a financial perspective, Sypixx is probably the most successful US video surveillance startup post 9/11. Acquired by Cisco for $51 M in 2006, Sypixx was acquired only a few years after launch and at a significant profit for its investors.
Sypixx demonstrates two key qualities of successful video surveillance startups: (1) founders with deep expertise in the market and (2) no VC funding - Sypixx funded by employees and angels.
Pete Jankowski, the founder of Sypixx is now working on a new startup called Next Level Security Systems. It's still in stealth mode but you can see Pete's public LinkedIn profile.
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