Knightscope’s long-term mission is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world, changing everything for everyone. Imagine if that lofty goal could be met - the impact on housing prices, volatility of financial markets, insurance rates, property values, municipal budgets, viability of a local business and the safety of your family, friends and loved ones would be profound.
Crime has a $1+ trillion negative economic impact on the U.S. economy every year. There are 2+ million law enforcement and security professionals across the country that get up every morning willing take a bullet for each of us, yet the tools we have provided them to do their jobs effectively is beneath the dignity of our nation.
Founded in Silicon Valley on April 4, 2013, Knightscope is a leader in developing autonomous security capabilities with a vision to one day be able to predict and prevent crime disrupting the $500 billion security industry. The technology is a profound combination of self-driving technology, robotics and artificial intelligence.
We presently market a K1 stationary machine, K3 indoor machine and K5 outdoor machine. The K7 multi-terrain four-wheel version is under development. The Knightscope solution to reduce crime combines the physical presence of our proprietary Autonomous Data Machines (“ADMs”) with real-time onsite data collection and analysis. Our machines autonomously patrol client sites without the need for remote control to provide a visible, force multiplying, physical security presence to help protect assets, monitor changes in the area and deter crime. The data is accessible through our Knightscope Security Operations Center (“KSOC”), an intuitive, browser-based interface that enables security professionals to review events generated from “really smart mobile eyes and ears” to do their jobs more effectively.
Knightscope has raised in excess of $40 million from four major corporations and over 5,500 family offices and retail investors since inception. The Company is in the process of raising $50M in growth capital as it considers a potential IPO in the next 12 - 24 months. Knightscope has reserved its ticker symbol “KSCP” on NASDAQ.
William Santana Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Seasoned entrepreneur, intrapreneur and former corporate executive at Ford Motor Company
Founder and COO of GreenLeaf, which became the world's 2nd largest automotive recycler (now part of NASDAQ: LKQ)
BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from University of Detroit Mercy
Stacy Dean Stephens, Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer
Former Dallas-area law enforcement officer and seasoned entrepreneur
Government Technology magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for commitment to advancing law enforcement technology
Mercedes Soria, Executive Vice President and Chief Intelligence Officer
Winner of GHC 17 Leadership ABIE Award for Women in Technology and Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2017 Woman of Influence Award
Former Deloitte software engineer and leader with 15+ years of experience in enterprise, artificial intelligence and machine learning
Aaron Lehnhardt, Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer
20+ years in two- and three-dimensional product and industrial design
Digital design expert including modeling and Virtual Reality (VR)
Former Ford Motor Company senior designer and Alias 3D instructor at the College for Creative Studies
Marina Hardof, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
15+ years of financial leadership and corporate management in both public and private enterprise.
Former CFO of Cloudmark, Inc. a messaging security company (acquired by Proofpoint, Inc.); various financial roles at Unwired Planet, Inc. (f.k.a. Openwave Systems, Inc.), which was acquired by a private equity firm.
Nine years with Ernst & Young and Deloitte serving clients in the technology industry. Licensed CPA in California.