OpenALPR Acquired By Mysterious Novume

Author: Dan Gelinas, Published on Mar 13, 2019

Startup OpenALPR has been acquired by Novume, a company virtually unknown in the industry.

While there are many LPR providers (see our directory), OpenALPR is best known for its open source option + cloud LPR service.

In this note, based on our talks with Novume CEO Robert Berman and OpenALPR Founder and Developer Matt Hill, we look at the following:

  • Terms of the deal
  • Pricing
  • Go-to-market strategy
  • Who Novume is and what they are trying to do
  • Novume stock
  • Novume revenue
  • OpenALPR revenue
  • Future intentions

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