About – Overview

We Build Transformative Technology
to Save Lives

RapidSOS provides life-saving data from millions of connected devices directly to 9-1-1 and first responders in an emergency – providing faster, more effective response for over 150 million emergencies annually.

We’re partnering with public safety to deliver
the future of emergency response, today.

The infrastructure behind 911 often dates to the 1960s and 1970s – limiting emergencies to an analogue voice call. We’ve spent over six years working with 4,000+ first responders and studying millions of 9-1-1 calls to transform that system from a 1960s phone call to a cutting-edge technology platform.

Our founders created RapidSOS to provide a link between connected devices and emergency services. Today there are over 3,500 agencies receiving life-saving data from RapidSOS for over 150 million emergencies annually.

Life-Saving Emergency Data

Whether it’s a connected car in a crash, a smart home during a fire, a wearable in a medical incident, or a mobile app during a natural disaster, information from Internet of Things devices can transform emergency response. RapidSOS puts situational emergency data in the hands of 9-1-1 and first responders to help them save more lives.

A Lifeline from Any Device

We work with technology companies to make any device or application a lifeline. RapidSOS-powered safety, security, and digital health devices provide the fastest, most effective emergency response possible.

Modernizing Emergency Infrastructure

Existing emergency services are often trapped in antiquated infrastructure from the 1960s. The result is the information flow into most legacy 9-1-1 systems is limited to only 512 bytes – less data than was transmitted in the very first TransAtlantic telegram in 1858. RapidSOS offers modern, cloud-based emergency infrastructure that provides a digital data connection between the Internet of Things and emergency services.

Together with technology companies and the
public safety community, we are creating the
Internet of Life-Saving Things.

Press Mentions
[zoom_box target=”_blank” image=”1945″ link=”https://www.wsj.com/articles/startup-seeks-to-solve-911s-biggest-riddle-pinpointing-cellphone-callers-1493112780″]”Three former leaders of the FCC are investing in RapidSOS, a startup that seeks to solve one of 911’s biggest problems: Operators often can’t see the exact location of cellphone callers.”[/zoom_box][zoom_box target=”_blank” image=”1944″ link=”https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/06/18/iphone-can-share-your-location-during-911-emergency/708573002/”]”Now, Apple is teaming with a New York City company called RapidSOS, builders of a data pipeline that can rapidly whisk HELO information captured on the phone to 911 call centers.”[/zoom_box][zoom_box target=”_blank” image=”1942″ link=”https://www.cbsnews.com/video/startup-seeks-to-revolutionize-911-calls/”]“In an emergency, seconds can mean the difference between life and death. Now, [RapidSOS] is quietly revolutionizing the emergency response system.”[/zoom_box][zoom_box target=”_blank” image=”1941″ link=”https://www.cbsnews.com/video/startup-seeks-to-revolutionize-911-calls/”]“In an emergency, seconds can mean the difference between life and death. Now, [RapidSOS] is quietly revolutionizing the emergency response system.”[/zoom_box][zoom_box target=”_blank” image=”1943″ link=”https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/18/technology/apple-911-location/index.html”]”Now when a 911 center receives a call from a device using RapidSOS’s technology, the dispatcher’s software asks the RapidSOS database for more data.”[/zoom_box][zoom_box target=”_blank” image=”1940″ link=”https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-18/apple-to-provide-more-precise-location-data-for-iphone-911-calls”]”Currently, emergency services can determine the location of an iPhone caller via a technology called Hybridized Emergency Location. RapidSOS’s system will increase the precision considerably, the companies said.”[/zoom_box]

The RapidSOS mission has brought together experts from across industries to work on life-saving technology.

Our team brings expertise in emergency technology, 9-1-1 dispatch, telecommunications, connected devices, and critical infrastructure.

We’re entrepreneurs, technologists, and public servants with a shared vision for how the Internet of Things can transform emergency response.

Founders

Michael Martin

CEO, co-founder

Michael Martin

CEO, co-founder

Brian Evans

Engineering

Gabe Mahoney

Engineering

Lauren Javaly

Engineering
Engineering

John Hinton

Engineering

Lucas Eager Leavitt

Engineering

Jeff Sternberg

Engineering

Zakia Khan

Engineering

Josh Thomas

Engineering

Vinson Koo

Engineering

Perry Sy

Engineering

Zvika Ferentz

Engineering

Isaac Loloey

Engineering

John Pazarzis

Engineering

JP Lawrence

Engineering

Bohdan Hutkovskyy

Engineering

Ryan Dwyer

Engineering

Gabriel Young

Engineering

Michelle Middleton

Engineering

John Mancuso

Engineering

Syed Akbar

Engineering

Ofear Balas

Engineering

Ahmed Hassan

Engineering

Jonathan Siegel

Engineering

Maurice Lepouttre

Engineering

Tony Zavala

Engineering

Palermo Deschamps

Engineering

Eddie Flores

Engineering

Angela Orthmeyer

Engineering

Gary Zhang

Engineering

Conor Fucci

Engineering

Lorelei Lopez

Engineering

Patrick Kinsella

Engineering

Riccardo Pellegrini

Engineering

Jee Yoon Choi

Engineering

William Pellegrini

Engineering

Krishna Kumar

Engineering

Nicole Leonard

Engineering

William Robinson

Engineering

Matthew Faircloth

Engineering

Evan Biegel

Engineering

Jordi Cabanas

ENGINEERING

Johnathan Cintron

ENGINEERING

Andrew Boyle

Engineering

Ben Harvill

Engineering

Matt Rodriguez

Engineering

Alex Vanino

Engineering

Patrice Case

Engineering

Khalil Claybon

Engineering

Yitz Jordan

Engineering

David Tima

Engineering

Brianna Guzman

Engineering
Public Safety

Keith Viveiros

Public Safety

Karin Marquez

Public Safety

Eric Ball

Public Safety

Hans Stokstad

Public Safety

Nate Vogel

Public Safety

Shayna Weissman

Public Safety

Jeff Reeve

Public Safety

Jennifer Poole

Public Safety

Kara Cleaver

Public Safety

Bill Le Poidevin

Public Safety

Troy Cordle

Public Safety

Ashlyn Moran

Pubilc Safety

Bill Petrea

Public Safety

Tiana Pidgeon

Public Safety

Amy Marion

Public Safety

MaryAnn Klick

Public Safety

Justin Ayers

Public Safety

Yeshey Tshogyal

Public Safety

Jessica Reed

Partnerships

Viyas Sundaram

Partnerships

Mateo Creamer

Partnerships
Partnerships

Faizan Javed

partnerships

Cristian Guzman

Partnerships

Daniel Malamed

Partnerships

Michael Mirochnik

Partnerships

Daniel Prado

Partnerships

Meir Berkman

Partnerships

Alex Hamlin

Partnerships

Tanishq Bhalla

Partnerships

Rebecca Schwartz

Partnerships

Justin Kim

Partnerships
Operations

Rebecca Scharfstein

Operations

Nga To

Operations

Carissa Phoel

Operations

Kathy Zheng

OPERATIONS

Bryan Corn

Operations

Eugene Ma

Operations

Ivan Ng

Operations

Michelle Cahn

Community

Jose Font Bullrich

Community

Miguel Trujillo

Community
Community

Melissa Alvarez

Community

Grace Yan

Community

Stephen Elliott

Community

Tracy Eldridge

Community
Advisors

Tom Wheeler

Advisor

Dennis Patrick

Advisor

Bill Swanson

Advisor

David Nagel

Advisor

Terry Kramer

Advisor

TJ Kennedy

Public Safety Advisor

Ralph de la Vega

Advisor

Blair Levin

Advisor

Rear Admiral (ret.) David Simpson

Advisor

Jonathan Peachey

Advisor

Adrian Fenty

Advisor

Andrew Klaber

Advisor

Jose Mejia

Advisor

Bob Freinberg

Public Safety Advisor

Steve Souder

Public Safety Advisor

Christy Williams

Public Safety Advisor

Thera Bradshaw

Public Safety Advisor

Patrick Halley

Public Safety Advisor

Wolfgang Kampichler

Public Safety Advisor

Mark Fletcher

Public Safety Advisor

Scott L. Brillman MS,CEM, NREMT-P

Public Safety Advisor

Donald W. De Lucca

Public Safety Advisor

Francesca Dominici, PhD

Medical & Academic Advisor

Joyce A. Bender

Medical & Academic Advisor

Mariusz Ziejewski, PhD

Medical & Academic Advisor

Scott Stern, PhD

Medical & Academic Advisor

Scott Goldberg, PhD

Medical & Academic Advisor

Preet Anand

Product Advisor

Henry Katz

Advisor

We’re a diverse, ambitious team driven by a life-saving mission. Join us as we work to create the future of emergency technology.

At RapidSOS, every team member works on technology that impacts the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world. We provide tools for the largest technology companies in the world and thousands of

public safety agencies to transform emergency response and personal safety. We’re driven by a passion for better technology and care for our communities.

We’ve all come from a variety of backgrounds and arrived at the intersection of technology and public safety.

RapidSOS is made up of technologists, firefighters, EMTs, nuclear engineers, consultants, entrepreneurs, photographers, social media strategists, and data scientists. And we believe a team is more than the sum of its parts.

We enable you to stay healthy, grow
professionally, and make an impact.

Unlimited Vacation
Office Perks
Located in Manhattan
Paid Family Leave
Health Benefits
Professional Development

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