Rare Video Surveillance Fundraising - Verkada $15 Million

By: Sean Patton, Published on Apr 19, 2018

Fundraising in video surveillance (and the broader physical security market) has been poor recently. Highlights are few and far in between including Knightscope raising $20 million from mom n' pop investors and Dahua's car manufacturer raising $63 million.

But now one US video surveillance startup, Verkada, has raised a (sizeable for this industry) $15 million Series A investment, led by Siemens' venture fund, Next47.

IPVM spoke with Verkada about:

  • Current State of the Company
  • Plans for The New Funding
  • Disrupting Traditional Security Markets
  • 3rd Party Camera Support
  • Competitive Challenges

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Verkada ** ****

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Increasing *********** *** ***** *****

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Verkada ******* *******

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No ***** *** *** ***** *******

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Incompatibility **** **** ********* ****

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Lack ** ****** *******

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Verkada *********** *********

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Competing ******* **********

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Competing ******* ******

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Competing ******* ***** ***

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Benefits ** $** *******

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Benefits ** **** ** *** ********

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Good *** *** ********

*******, **** ******* ** good *** *** ********. Whether ** *** ******* can ****** ** * successful ********** ** *** market, **** **** ** funding ********* ******* *** buyers *** *** *********** of * *** ********** of ******* ** *** industry.

Response ** ***/*** *********

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Comments (10)

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