Tech Company Financing Transactions

ShotSpotter Funding Round

ShotSpotter, based in Newark, secured $7.5 million from The Westly Group, City Light Capital and Claremont Creek Ventures.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity
Series D

The Westly Group (Lead Investor) (Steven Westly)

City Light Capital (Josh Cohen)

Claremont Creek Ventures (Randy Hawks)

Labrador Ventures (Stuart Davidson)

Lauder Partners (Gary Lauder)

Norwest Venture Partners (Matthew Howard)

Proceeds Purpose
The company will use this expansion capital to further solidify the dominance of its flagship product, the ShotSpotter GLS, in both the U.S. domestic public safety and military markets and to accelerate market expansion internationally. The funds will also be used for strategic purposes.

Company Information

Company Status
Private & Independent
Mailing Address
7979 Gateway Blvd. 210
Newark, CA 94560
Email Address
ShotSpotter is the maker of the ShotSpotter gunshot location systems and technology. The company's flagship product, the ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System, detects gunfire and other weapons-events across large urban areas using a small number of inexpensive and easy-to-deploy sensors.
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Management Team

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Chief Executive Officer
Ralph Clark
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Chief Financial Officer
Alan Stewart
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VP - Customer Service
Michael Will
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VP - Engineering
Douglas McFarlin
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VP - Engineering
David Rodgers
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VP - Finance
Sonya Strickler
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VP - Marketing
Samuel Klepper
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VP - Operations
Joseph Hawkins
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VP - Product Management
Paul Ames
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VP - Sales
Gary Bunyard
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VP - Sales
Jon Magin
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