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Mark43 announces $55 million fundraising round led by General Catalyst

29 March 2024   •   2 minute read

NEW YORK — March 29, 2024 – Mark43, the leading cloud-native public safety software provider, today announced a $55 million fundraising round led by General Catalyst. This investment underscores Mark43’s history of comprehensive support for public safety agencies and the vast opportunity to enable every first responder with cloud-native, 21st-century technology tools.

Bob Hughes, CEO of Mark43, said: “We know all public safety agencies deserve modern and secure technology, and that’s what Mark43 delivers. We will continue to ensure our cloud-native Public Safety Platform empowers first responders across the world to better serve and protect their communities.” 

“Mark43 is revolutionizing public safety technology by providing a secure, modern platform that makes communities safer and saves lives,” said Larry Bohn, Managing Director of General Catalyst. “We are proud to support Mark43 as they continue to bring the best technology to public safety agencies.” 

“Mark43 has a proven track record of delivering the best and most secure technology for public safety agencies,” said Andrew Sugrue, Founder of Avenir. “There is a tremendous need to ensure all first responders have modern technology, and we’re proud to continue supporting Mark43 in their mission to deliver for first responders and support safer communities.” 

This funding announcement comes just weeks after Mark43 announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey selected Mark43 to upgrade the technology infrastructure for the nation’s largest transit-related police force. The Port Authority Police Department plays a critical role in safeguarding millions of commuters, pedestrians, passengers, and visitors across a vast network of essential infrastructure including airports, tunnels and bridges, seaports, bus terminals and the World Trade Center site. They join more than 250 public safety agencies using Mark43 software, including the Metropolitan Police Department (Washington D.C.), Atlanta Police Department, Seattle Police Department, Boston Police Department and California Highway Patrol.   

Mark43 delivers modern, intuitive, cloud-native and mobile-first Records Management System, Computer-Aided Dispatch and Analytics platforms, and is transforming how first responders use technology to respond, engage and serve the community. The cloud-native solutions, hosted on AWS GovCloud, are available as StateRAMP- and soon-to-be FedRAMP High Authorization-certified platforms, making Mark43 one of the few companies that with an offering that meets the federal government’s stringent cloud security requirements for protecting customer data. Mark43 also understands that public safety agencies deserve customer service that is as relentless as their mission, providing customer support 24/7/365. 

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