DLA Piper represented Atlanta-based technology company Flock Safety in its recent $47 million Series C financing. The round was led by Meritech Capital with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners, Initialized Capital, Bedrock Capital, Axon Enterprise, Inc., Founders Fund and Y Combinator.
Flock Safety builds outdoor camera hardware and writes machine-learning software for wireless security systems that automatically record the license plate of every car that drives through a neighborhood. If a crime occurs, Flock’s wireless security camera is able to provide evidence to police.
“We were pleased to assist Flock Safety in this transaction, bringing our extensive experience advising cutting-edge technology companies as they raise capital. The funding will support our client’s future growth and allow it to further its mission of solving and eliminating crime,” said Jeffrey Leavitt, the DLA Piper partner who led the firm’s deal team.
In addition to Leavitt (Atlanta), the DLA Piper team representing Flock Safety included partner Stacy Paz (Silicon Valley) and associates JJ Gotlieb, Mario Bolaños (both of Atlanta) and James Duchesne (Washington, DC).
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