Jiobit Raises $3 Million to Launch the World's Smallest Location Monitor, Starting with Kids

Jiobit Smart Tag

Exciting news today, and we wanted you to hear it first.

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Jiobit, a company creating the world's smallest and longest lasting location tracking solution, has raised an additional $3 million in capital. The new funding will fuel the production and marketing of their first product, Jiobit, a smart tag for kids - targeted for pre-sale later this year. The announcement follows Jiobit's completion of the prestigious Techstars Accelerator Program.

Jiobit Smart Tag

Jiobit, which takes wearables off the wrist, is much more than a GPS tracker. The team has developed proprietary features that set it apart from the competition and ensure that parents never lose track of what matters most. This cutting edge technology has been baked into a tiny package that includes:

  • Up to Two Months of Battery Life: The company has invented technology called Progressive Beaconing, which uses multiple sensors and radios to traverse frequencies improving coverage and power consumption. The combination not only results in industry leading battery life, but also allows Jiobit to track in every location - indoors, outdoors, in over 120 countries and even floor numbers in multi-level buildings.
  • Machine Learning: Proprietary algorithms intelligently determine a child's behavior, context and location to figure out routines and routes without setup - a bus route for example.
  • Superior Security: Jiobit depoloys similar encryption as a chip credit card and has engineered the solution to ensure all data is safe. It's the first children's wearable to integrate a tamper-resistant chip to provide encrypted cloud connections and secure identification for each Jiobit device.
Jiobit Smart Tag

"Months of research and testing showed the size of the problem," said founder, John Renaldi. "More than half of parents have lost track of a child. With 18M kids in our market, there's huge opportunity to help."

The company's vision is to continue to break barriers when it comes to size and integration so that Jiobit is seamlessly incorporated into all aspects of home and family life. "Parents are incredibly enthusiastic about solutions that can help keep their kids safe and make their job a little easier," said Renaldi.

UPDATE: TechCrunch and The Chicago Tribune wrote about Jiobit's latest news

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Investors include Lior Ron, MATH Venture PartnersSandalphon Capital, Bridge Investments, Harvard Business School Angels, Wakestream Ventures, Graphene Ventures, Projector Ventures, Inflection Equity, Nameless Ventures

 

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