TASER International is to acquire Familiar, Inc. The Familiar team will be joining EVIDENCE.com, a business unit of TASER. The Familiar team will conduct research and development initiatives for mobility technologies in law enforcement, focused specifically on new revenue opportunities that align with the EVIDENCE.com platform strategy.
Marcus Womack, Familiar’s CEO, will join the EVIDENCE.com team as General Manager of Next Generation Products. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Familiar, founded by Marcus Womack, Mike Bohlander, Ray Fortna and Josh Hepfer and backed by Greylock Partners, Index Ventures and Redpoint Ventures will be joining the EVIDENCE.com team to build secure and private next generation mobile technologies and cloud infrastructure for law enforcement and first responders.
“We are thrilled the Familiar team will be joining EVIDENCE.com,” said Jason Droege, President of EVIDENCE.com. “With the technology trend of mobility and video becoming essential to public safety agencies’ evidence workflow, the Familiar team’s experience moving video across mobile platforms will accelerate the execution of our mobile and cloud product strategy.”
“Making it easier for law enforcement to share and communicate information is at the core of the EVIDENCE.com service,” said Marcus Womack. “This fits naturally with Familiar’s experience building a secure and private network for sharing digital content among families. We are excited to join EVIDENCE.com because of their noble mission and the opportunity to build technologies that make communities safer.”
EVIDENCE.com will not continue to operate the Familiar service, but will deploy core technology components from their product into the future products they develop for the EVIDENCE.com platform. The Familiar team will be deployed to develop next generation products focusing on new revenue opportunities.
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