Newly minted unicorn, Life360, to grow presence in Chicago with Jiobit acquisition; announces several new Chicago-based executives. San Francisco-based Life360 (ASX: 360), the global leader in family location and safety services, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Chicago-based Jiobit. Founded by ex-Motorola executives John Renaldi and Roger Ady in 2015, Jiobit has quickly grown into one of the most popular location sharing platforms for families with revenues increasing 200% YoY; doubling its paid subscribers in the past year alone. As part of the acquisition, Life360 plans to make significant investments in R&D and customer acquisition under the Jiobit brand, establishing Chicago as a new development center for the San Francisco-based software company. Life360 joins other Silicon Valley tech companies that have recently expanded their footprint in Chicago including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Uber, Yelp and Microsoft.
Life360 to acquire Jiobit to expand location, safety, and security capabilities for families and caregivers. Today we are thrilled to announce that Jiobit will be joining Life360. The modern family life is evolving, and Life360 sees the priority and focus that we are putting into Jiobit’s hardware and integrated software solutions. A partnership just makes sense.
Jiobit users will be able to quickly notify first responders of emergency situations and provide them with essential information such as medical conditions along with a real-time location stream. The integration will work in tandem with Jiobit’s alert button and new 24/7 monitoring service.
For the past two months the Jiobit Hardware team has been working tirelessly to create PPE solutions for our healthcare and essential workers during this pandemic. With the anticipated PPE shortage and current demand outstripping supply, the team focused on solutions that use standard off-the-shelf parts and 3D rapid prototyping to create Face Shields and Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) systems that can be assembled easily and anywhere in the world.
The Daily Dot put together its list of the 10 best GPS trackers for kids - “While GPS trackers are often used to find your keys, navigate while driving, or relocate lost pets, parents can also use these devices to keep a virtual eye on their children.”
WIRED Magazine has featured Jiobit once again, this time in their November 2019 issue’s Gadget Lab section. With an abundance of GPS monitors and trackers popping up in the last year, it is important to choose the solution that is right for your family.
Jiobit is the first of its kind patented location tracking platform, enabling the longest lasting and smallest real-time location products with best-in-class security. Jiobit is water-resistant, durable, discreet, and provides accurate real-time tracking at any distance. Featuring a host of encryption and security technologies, Jiobit is trusted by federal government customers, law enforcement professionals, and thousands of pet owners and families, with usage in every populated continent in the world.
WIRED has rounded up the best gear for traveling with kids - something most of us know is no small feat. From headphones to car seats to strollers - this article gives a bunch of awesome tips for parents on the move.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Jiobit, an advanced location tracking platform, a substantial contract to proceed into Phase II of its Small Business Innovation & Research (SBIR) Program. Established in 1982, the SBIR is a highly competitive program that supports research and development by small businesses with strong potential for military and commercial use.
From Forbes: "If you have small children or a beloved pet, Jiobit is easy to use and can provide welcome peace of mind."
"This simple and attractive GPS-enabled tracker is the best way to keep tabs on your pets and kids." - WIRED Magazine
Any steps we can take to ensure the safety or our kids decreases our anxiety, brings us peace of mind and, let’s be honest, makes us feel like a better parent.
Jiobit has been selected as one of this year's Chicago Innovation Award winners. This exciting honor comes just after the team has secured three patents for their location tracking technology.