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September 27, 2019
Jiobit is the most awarded GPS Tracker For Kids

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.

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August 21, 2019
Jiobit Receives SBIR Phase II Award from U.S. Air Force

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.

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April 1, 2019
Jiobit Pledges to ‘Go Blue’ During Autism Awareness Month by Donating Proceeds to KultureCity

Jiobit, a Chicago-based provider of wireless location-based technologies, proudly announces a partnership with KultureCity, an organization focused on providing acceptance and inclusion for individuals with autism and other sensory needs. In observance of Autism Awareness Month, Jiobit will donate a portion of all April sales to support KultureCity.

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April 1, 2019
BREAKING: "Home Alone" to be Rebooted with Jiobit as Lead Producer

Los Angeles, April 1, 2019 - Beloved John Hughes film “Home Alone” will be rebooted this holiday season with location-based technology company, Jiobit, as Lead Producer.

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March 18, 2019
FORBES: Jiobit is the perfect tracker for pets and kids

From Forbes: "If you have small children or a beloved pet, Jiobit is easy to use and can provide welcome peace of mind."

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February 27, 2019
From WIRED Magazine: This GPS Tracker is Like Having a Marauder's Map for Your Kids

"This simple and attractive GPS-enabled tracker is the best way to keep tabs on your pets and kids." - WIRED Magazine

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January 4, 2019
Jiobit Heads to CES 2019 as a Winner: Wins Best of BabyTech Award

Jiobit named winner of this year’s Baby Health & Safety Category, being recognized as a leader in providing the highest quality safety technology to children and families.

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December 20, 2018
Jiobit Partners with Kringle Labs to Track Santa's Reindeer

Jiobit, working with Santa's elves and secret government agencies, will be running test flights starting today across the globe.

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November 19, 2018
Jiobit Raises $6.5M to Accelerate Growth of their Location Technology

Jiobit, a Chicago-based provider of wireless location-based technologies, today announced it has closed a $6.5M investment round from leading technology veterans alongside California-based NETGEAR.

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November 16, 2018
People Ask Why Jiobit Requires a Monthly Subscription. Here’s Why.

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.

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November 9, 2018
What Parents Are Saying About Jiobit

For the last year, thousands of families have begun using Jiobit and loving the peace of mind it brings. Here's what some Jio-Families are saying.

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October 30, 2018
Jiobit Recognized For Dedication to Innovation After Securing 3 New Patents

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.

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July 31, 2018
Jiobit: PCMag Editor's Choice

Jiobit wins PCMag's Editor's Choice award.

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May 7, 2018
Jiobit Launches First of Its Kind Child Location Tracker in Time for Mother's Day, Summer Break

Tech startup Jiobit has built the world’s smallest and longest lasting location tracker for kids, giving modern parents much needed peace of mind when it comes to their child’s safety. After two years of R&D and field trials with thousands of parents, the Chicago-based business has officially launched the location tracker in time for Mother’s Day and summer vacation.

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April 1, 2018
Introducing Jiobit for Bunnies

After months of beta testing and customer feedback, we've worked quickly to develop a new product that meets a need our users have identified. Introducing Jiobit for Bunnies. "I'm hopping with excitement to announce our latest product," said CEO John Renaldi. "Rabbit owners have a problem to solve, and we've decided to burrow it."

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January 26, 2018
Jiobit on Gimlet Media's The Pitch

Jiobit was featured on Gimlet Media's The Pitch. Take a listen!

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October 12, 2017
Jiobit featured on Red Tricycle

Red Tricycle is my favorite parenting site (honestly I check it before I check Facebook in the mornings). They talk about family events, vacations, back to school guides and more. Trust me, they're worth a read. I was extra thrilled when I saw Red Tricycle write about Jiobit.

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July 14, 2017
Please Call My Baby Ugly: Eight Tips To Ensure Intellectual Honesty

For entrepreneurs ideas equal livelihood, so it can be hard to face criticism, no matter how constructive. Harder still is to take-in feedback and objectively assess it for its value. Intellectual honesty and self-editing is never easy and can even be a little soul crushing. Here are a few ways to maintain passion while acknowledging weak spots and hurdles while staying open to smart pivots.

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June 27, 2017
Why We’re Not on Kickstarter

“Have you thought of doing a Kickstarter?” Of course, but we've decided to launch without the help of a crowdfunding site for three main reasons: We aren't dependent on the funds to manufacture, we want to build trust, and we want you to visit our site.

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January 26, 2017
Jiobit Raises $3 Million to Launch the World's Smallest Location Monitor, Starting with Kids

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.

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January 26, 2017
Jiobit in the News

We announced a $3 Million fundraising round which was reported in TechCrunch, The Chicago Tribune, ChicagoInno and more. 

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June 26, 2016
Jio’s Advisory Board - It Takes a Village

Jio’s Advisory Board includes industry all-stars like Lior Ron, Dennis Roberson and Andrew Heddle.

Jiobit is a must have when it comes to keeping track of your kids and loved ones and keeping them safe. I highly recommend the Jiobit for safety and peace of mind. 
Jiobit is a must have when it comes to keeping track of your kids and loved ones and keeping them safe. I highly recommend the Jiobit for safety and peace of mind.
Officer Marc
San Jose, CA
I LOVE the Jiobit. I love it’s small design and how it’s lightweight. It’s so lightweight he doesn’t even notice it’s there. I love the accuracy too. With my previous tracking device for him I didn’t have live mode and was unable to see his current location.
This little device is literally a life saver... It stays charged for so long... As a mom to a child who’s special, thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping my baby safe.
Jessica
Pennsylvania
Fantastic device and easy to use app. Sometimes my son's school bus is late but I know exactly where he is. Takes all the stress and worry away. Love this product!
Jon
Hoffman Estates, IL
This device is amazing. It gives me peace of mind when my child isn't with me ... This device is perfect for him to carry clipped onto his pants and small enough to be discreet.
Jennifer
Weatherford, TX
We were so shocked and excited to see how small the device was - the AngelSense device we currently use is so bulky and heavy.
Cristal
Fayetteville, AR
Excellent device and application. Brings a great amount of peace of mind knowing that we can locate our sons when needed... System works very well and battery life on device lasts multiple days.
Kevin
Redmond, WA
I really like the utility of Jiobit. It really gives a parent the peace of mind that their kids are safe in a Trusted Place like home or school.  Highly recommended!
Leon
Chester springs, PA
This is an amazing product for my son with Autism. It’s very small and easy for him to wear all day. The peace of mind this device provides is truly priceless.
Lindsay
Florida
I love our Jiobit. My son is 6, nonverbal with ASD. His IEP has an aide on the bus with him but it's been so great. His disability makes me very overprotective and I worry almost constantly. When I'm not with him, I love knowing exactly where he is.
Donna
Merritt Island, FL
My 2-year-old Autistic son who is a runner got out the front door and this device's "mobile fence" alerted me!! It could have just saved his life! (and mine). You can't put a price on a loved ones' life!
Mandy
Virginia Beach, VA
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