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Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Michael Martin is the CEO and co-founder of RapidSOS

RapidSOS Announces $30M in Series B Funding

By Michael Martin on 11/6/18 9:19 AM in Company News

I’m excited to announce that RapidSOS has raised $30M in Series B funding to further our mission to transform global emergency communication. This round further accelerates our work with public safety over the past six months:

Bringing together industry veterans, top investors, and key partners to solve the mobile location challenge

By Michael Martin on 5/4/17 3:03 PM in Company News

Four years ago, as I tried to learn more about public safety, I had a rule that I needed to talk to at least two PSAPs per day. Four years and thousands of conversations later – I remain humbled by how much the public safety community has come...

My Top 10 from 2016!

By Michael Martin on 12/29/16 9:40 AM in Company News

Wow  what a year! From new team members and a new office, to thousands of miles of travel and new partnerships, 2016 was undeniably the most interesting and exciting year yet for RapidSOS. Here's my top 10:

RapidSOS wins Startup of the Year from CTA

By Michael Martin on 9/21/16 9:06 PM in Company News

We're thrilled to announce that RapidSOS has won the...

Together we are stronger than terror, stronger than hate, stronger than fear

By Michael Martin on 6/29/16 12:36 AM in Safety & Prevention


Newtown, Brussels, Paris, San Bernardino, Orlando, and now Istanbul -- hate and terror that tries to divide us, to push away from a society of freedom and acceptance to one of walls and fear. The thoughts of our entire team go out to those...

Dunkin Donuts, Minute Maid Orange Juice, and the Founding of RapidSOS

By Michael Martin on 6/24/16 8:02 PM in Company News


Reflecting on the last three years of endless meetings, conversations, and late nights at the Harvard Innovation Lab and MIT Martin Trust Center, the ups and downs of pouring oneself into your passion – I keep returning to how fortunate I feel...

Countdown to Launch!

By Michael Martin on 6/20/16 4:14 PM in Company News

Pictured: RapidSOS 9-1-1 Advisory Board member, Wolfgang Kampichler, and RapidSOS Director of Product & 9-1-1,

Reinhard Ekl, at the 2016 NENA Conference

Wow! What a journey it has been, chasing our vision of transforming emergency response and...

Airbus and RapidSOS Partner to Enable Unprecedented 9-1-1 Data Transmission

By Michael Martin on 6/9/16 3:17 PM in Company News


Less than a month ago on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver articulated his frustrations with our nation’s dangerously outdated 9-1-1 infrastructure. Despite the challenges of this infrastructure, 9-1-1 telecommunicators do extraordinary work: ...

John Oliver: Millions Hear Your Call -- Together We Will Solve this Challenge

By Michael Martin on 5/16/16 12:25 AM in Company News

Tonight, on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver expressed his frustration with the current state of our nation’s 9-1-1 infrastructure. During his 15-minute main segment, over 5,000 Americans called 9-1-1 for help from cell phones:

Happy Birthday, 9-1-1

By Michael Martin on 2/16/16 9:30 PM in Company News


Still running on a system dating from 1968, 9-1-1 has managed over 2 billion calls since inception – this year, let’s get dispatchers every tool possible to manage the next 2 billion.