February 24, 2016

Urgent.ly Momentum Continues with $1.2 Million Investment!

Things don’t slow down around here.

We’re a small team so we’re all juggling any number of things at once: building iOS, HTML5, Web, front and back-end products, supporting our fast-growing, mesh-like network of service provider partners, rebranding the entire company, establishing business partnerships (stay tuned for that!), replacing the ink in the printer… ya know - a startup. 

But occasionally we have reason to take a moment’s pause and be thankful. One of those occasions is today, as we’re announcing additional fundraising to the tune of $1.2 million. 

Select Venture Partners has joined our friends at Blu Venture Investors and CIT GAP Funds to lead the pre-series A round, along with other individual investors.

We feel a bit of pride in earning the trust of so many respected folks, but that’s quickly overcome by continuous drive to fulfill the promise of providing on-demand roadside assistance to anyone in need in the DC area, and soon beyond.

So thank you to those who continue believing in us, and our enormous mission. We’re ever-energized…

Now, back to work!

Many individuals and local authorities have already jumped on the opportunity to remind users to drive safely. There are even signs popping up on highways to encourage safer driving.

Luckily, there are tools out there to help the tech-obsessed (or the poke-obsessed) improve their driving. One of our favorites is an app called TrueMotion Family! The app analyzes your driving in order to provide you with a score - and insights as to how you drive. It's perfect for parents who want to monitor their teen drivers. The app gives parents the power to see where their kids drive, and produces a 'report card' on their driving in addition to an assessment of whether they were driving distracted (using their cell phone). Plus, families have access to roadside assistance on-demand from right within the TrueMotion app.

I don’t remember Ash, Misty, or Brock driving cars in their quest to be the very best, like no one ever was. And there aren’t vehicles any in PokemonGO. At Urgent.ly, we love the game and just like you, we’re prepared to travel across the land searching far and wide to catch 'em all, but we encourage you to put safety first in your travels! Remember that the power of Pokemon is awesome in augmented reality but automobiles are a powerful tool meant for use in the real world and require optimum focus to operate safely. In a world we must defend, you can start by driving safely, and catch and train ‘em all when you’re not operating a vehicle.

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