Location Labs

Startup/business
Emeryville, California, United States United States
http://www.locationlabs.com
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Company description

Location Labs is the leader in mobile personal safety, offering consumer products that enhance the personal safety of millions of users. With the most powerful family location services and the only carrier-grade no-texting-while driving solutions, Location Labs’ Safely products fulfill the primal need of parents to protect their loved ones.

Through its Safely brand, the company operates the world's most successful mobile location-based personal safety services, powering nearly a dozen family safety products for tier one carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Recent accolades include: Semifinalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® Award 2011 Northern California, 2010 Inc. 500 list of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies and San Francisco Business Journal's “Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies.”

The company has raised $26MM in venture financing from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, BlueRun Ventures (formerly Nokia Venture Partners), QUALCOMM Ventures, Intel Capital, and Mitsui Ventures. 

Recent News:

CHAT OR TEXT WHILE DRIVING? IT COULD GET MORE COSTLY

NBC LA

4/29/2011

 

PARENTS REJOICE: NEW TECHNOLOGIES WILL END "SEXTING," DRIVING WHILE TEXTING & MORE

ReadWriteWeb

4/22/2011

 

LOCATION LABS CLAIMS FORMULA FOR MAKING LBS PROFITABLE

RCRWireless

4/20/2011



Business model

Through its Safely brand, the company operates the world's most successful mobile location-based personal safety services, powering nearly a dozen family safety products for tier one carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

Competitive advantage

Innovation:

Location Labs utilized deep expertise in location-based technology to create the first carrier-grade no-texting-while-driving applications for use by consumers to help prevent distracted driving. Location Labs’ patent-pending location-based technology identifies when a car is in motion, at more than 10 miles per hour, and locks users' phones automatically -- effectively eliminating the ability to send and receive text messages and calls when it is unsafe to engage in that activity.