Carbyne, an Israeli startup offering next-generation 911 technology, has raised $15 million in investment money as it begins to push into the U.S. The company offers a call handling system for emergency dispatch centers, including a plugin that works with legacy technology to enable features common in next-generation 911, such as the ability to receive video and the location of the incoming call. Carbyne has also released a smartphone app that gives users the ability to livestream a video to 911, as well as a records management system for emergency dispatchers. It recently made its entry into the U.S. market with five public agency customers including Fayette County, Ga., and Ocean County, N.J. The leading firm on the funding round was Elsted Capital Partners, with Founders Fund jumping in as a strategic investor. The Series B round brings Carbyne’s fundraising total up to about $24 million, according to Crunchbase. The company has been around since 2014 and has offices in Tel Aviv, Kiev, Mexico City and New York.
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