Sensr.net's Funding and Silicon Valley VSaaS Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 26, 2011

The funding of Sensr.net represents the first Silicon Valley style play into the emerging Video Surveillance as a Service Market. Until now, the market has been overwhelmingly filled with bootstrapped and angel funded entrants who focused on solving fairly well defined problems with a clear business model.

In light of this, Sensr.net's $1.5 Million round is an important milestone that raises intriguing questions about the future of this market. Consider that Sensr.net has no revenue and no established means to generate revenue (neither via subscriptions nor advertisements). Despite that, the size of funding is rather sizeable for this application. From our private discussions with entrants targeting similar markets (consumer / residential), far smaller amounts of funding have been used to arrive at a GA product.

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