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Motorola Solutions Venture Capital: Investing in the Future of Public Safety

Around the world, public safety agencies are under pressure: increasing urbanization, aging populations and an unpredictable climate make it more difficult to keep us safe, while ever-greater public scrutiny requires meticulous record-keeping and unprecedented transparency. In response, public safety is transforming: going beyond responding to incidents, to using technology to predict, mitigate and even prevent them from happening in the first place. Helping lead this transformation requires more than cutting-edge technology: they’ll need innovative, purpose-built solutions that deliver just the right information at just the right time. Part of the Chief Technology Office, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital invests in applications and technologies that complement and enhance our ability to keep public safety personnel safe and effective at their jobs, by letting them focus on the mission, not the technology.

"More and more, innovation requires partnerships, investments and inorganic capabilities built in. You can't innovate at 100% by yourself; it requires an ecosystem."

Eduardo Conrado
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

OUR PORTFOLIO

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Predictive Modeling
and Detection

  • Leading global provider of open architecture, video analytics software. Learn More

  • Fulfills the global need to review video, investigate and identify incidents rapidly. Learn More

Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi™) is the leading global provider of open architecture, video analytics software.

BriefCam® fulfills the global need to review video, investigate and identify incidents rapidly, and take action as needed.

Respond

Situational Awareness,
Collaboration and Safety

  • Our robots are specific and purpose-built. Learn More

  • Global leader in gunfire detection and location technology. Learn More

  • Delivering location and mapping indoors, underground, and in dense urban areas. Learn More

  • Developed a unique optoelectronic microphone. Learn More

  • Boundless is a provider of open source product support, training and core development to meet geospatial requirements. Learn More

  • Boundless is a provider of open source product support, training and core development to meet geospatial requirements. Learn More

We're a product company, but our products are accessible, reliable, and practical robots designed to help real world problems. We don't design general-purpose robots, hoping that some day they'll have a use. Our robots are specific and purpose-built, targeting problems that can only be solved by ingenious robotic design.

SST, Inc. is the global leader in gunfire detection and location technology providing the most trusted, scalable and reliable gunfire alert and analysis available today.

TRX is the developer of NEON®, delivering location and mapping indoors, underground, and in dense urban areas where GPS is not available or is unreliable. NEON delivers accurate 3D indoor location through the use of advanced sensor fusion, ranging, and dynamic mapping algorithms.

VocalZoom has developed a unique optoelectronic microphone able to substantially enhance a speaker's voice over any background noise. The technology creates a "virtual cube" in space, sensing sound from only within the cube. This enables highly significant speech enhancement and precise speaker isolation, which are the key elements missing today to enable mass-usage of voice-driven applications for devices such as radios and smartphones.

Boundless is a provider of open source product support, training and core development to meet geospatial requirements.

BlueLine Grid solves interoperability challenges, providing law enforcement, fire, EMT, first responders and security teams with a secure mobile platform that allows agencies to find, communicate, and collaborate securely with each other regardless of jurisdiction or geography.

Solve

Evidence Gathering, Storage,
Analysis and Synthesis

  • Mobile investigation and field documentation platform. Learn More

  • Developer of natural language computer interfaces. Learn More

  • Eyefluence combines eye biomechanics.Learn More

SceneDoc is a mobile investigation and field documentation platform being used by law enforcement and public safety personnel to securely, accurately and consistently document scenes.

Speaktoit is a developer of natural language computer interfaces.

Eyefluence combines eye biomechanics, a deep understanding of the eye-brain connection, and superior technology to deliver the fastest and easiest interface ever created for head mounted displays (HMDs).
Eyefluence partners with HMD manufacturers, vertical market leaders, and others to engineer and integrate the first and only true eye-interaction technology designed to revolutionize what’s possible in AR, VR, and MR environments.

AREAS OF INTEREST

INTELLIGENCE-LED
PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Mobile Intelligence Applications
  • Internet of Things
  • Cybersecurity

CONNECTED FIRST RESPONDER

  • Wearables
  • Drones and Robotics
  • UI/UX Innovation
  • Location-Based Services
  • Context-Based Intelligence

MOBILE APPLICATIONS ECOSYSTEM

  • Core Communication Apps
  • Core Collaboration & Productivity Apps
  • Core Device Enhancement Apps
  • Workflow and Workflow Enhancement Apps
  • Civilian Apps

INVESTMENT QUALIFICATIONS

Potential for significant strategic impact on Motorola Solutions' business and customers

Compelling, innovative technology that aligns with current industry trends

Must be able to succeed as a standalone business without Motorola Solutions investment

Notable Exits

  • IQ Engines - Acquired by Yahoo! 8.2013
  • KXEN - Acquired by SAP 9.2013
  • Nearbuy - Acquired by RetailNext 12.2013
  • Fixmo - Acquired by Good Technology 6.2014
  • Mobileye - IPO'd 8.2014
  • Recon Instruments - Acquired by Intel 6.2015
  • Cleversafe - Acquired by IBM 10.2015

OUR TEAM

With more than 200 investments since our first deal in 1999, Motorola Solutions Corportate Ventures is a premier, global corporate ventures organization with an experienced, savvy team focused on clear return on investment. To our portfolio of growing companies, we provide financial support, financial and technology expertise, market leadership, customer connections and brand recognition.

Paul Steinberg

Chief Technology Officer
Schaumburg, Illinois

Reese Schroeder

Managing Director
Schaumburg, Illinois

Brad McManus

Investment Director
Silicon Valley

Gopal Rajaraman

Investment Principal
Schaumburg, Illinois

Ami Isakov

Sr. Investment Manager
Israel

Ori Israely

Investment Director
Israel