Active Defender

Safer Schools Start Here

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Technology, Childcare
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Carthage, NC
Expected Close Date
April 29, 2024
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Key Deal Facts

Active Defender is a vital safety solution fielded in 136 school systems across 19 states.
Revenue increased 170% from 2021 to 2022. We are posting continued growth in 2023 to date.
Q1 23 revenue up 330% compared to Q1 22. Revenue projections for 2023 exceed $500K! (not guaranteed)
Total Addressable Market (TAM) of $373M recurring annually and 125K schools in the US alone.
$4.6B annual revenue is accessible with expansion into other verticals and international EdTech.
Led by a team of experts from the software, education, security, and government service industries.
Named the world's most advanced school safety app by the National School Threat Assessment Assoc.

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Jim Boyte Founder & CEOFormer software engineer for Dept. of Defense Special Operations program.

Founded Installer Institute which had two large campuses in FL and CA (acquired by Metra Electronics in 1994).

Subject matter expert in situational awareness and security., Dr. Seth Powers Board Advisor30+ years of K-12 public school experience as a teacher, principal, and district administrator.
Ret. as Executive Officer for Academics & Student Support Services with Moore County Schools.
Extensive leadership and school safety and security experience., Clif Talley COO20+ years of active duty military service focused in Special Operations. Extensive experience in building and leading elite teams. Led a research and development department with a $40M+ portfolio., Dr. Joe Haas Board Chairman45+ years serving the education community.
Served as Executive Director of the North Carolina Christian School Association., Jon Purgason Chief Technical Officer30+ years of diverse software and consulting experience.

XVIII Airborne Corps Games for Training Development Team Lead, VBS3 VBS4 SME., Chris Maxwell Board MemberLed a task on a $1.1B Task Order centered on training US Military. Drove business development and bid on $1.3B TO as key for National Security Innovation Network project. Presented briefing to pentagon officials for a biometrics and forensics capability., Corey Berrier Chief Business Development Officer 25+ years of experience in sales & business and is a best-selling author, podcast host & keynote speaker. He has served as a DOE consultant & chairs the NC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Assoc., employing AI & tech for sales success., Jeffrey Bunder Lead Investor and Board Member34+ year career with private equity firms as Partner and CFO. Currently a Partner, CFO, and CCO with Edgelight Capital. Previously, a Partner and CFO with Lindsay Goldberg and Partner with Ernst and Young in New York. Holds an M.B.A in Finance from NYU.
Amount Raised : $576,152
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