ThunderMaps raises $1.25m in
seed funding round to drive Australian expansion
In an oversubscribed seed funding round, New Zealand-founded safety app specialist ThunderMaps has raised $
Dave Moskovitz, a Wellington angel investor whose trust took a stake in the company, said: “It’s not often that you get to invest in a company that literally keeps people safe. Clint and his crack team have proven the product in NZ and several test overseas markets, and are now ready to scale globally. This is an exciting opportunity.”
ThunderMaps has opened an office in Sydney, Australia after winning contracts with Veolia and AngloGold Ashanti.
Company founder Clint Van Marrewijk says this funding is a vote of confidence in the bootstrapped company.
“It’s a sign that our data-led approach to safety has legs. The great thing about the raise is that it has happened simultaneously with acquiring significant new customers.
“It's time to put the pedal down hard now. We’ve taken time to build our product, and we’re now focused on the top end of the market that demands an elite technology solution. We're having great success with clients such as Vodafone Global, Veolia and AngloGold Ashanti coming on board recently.”
James Knapp, the Health and Safety Lead at OSPRI, said: “Knowing that our contractors can receive and share information about risks without delay is incredibly valuable to our
ThunderMaps enables businesses and governments to crowdsource hazard
ThunderMaps charges clients with a small monthly per-user charge, plus a one-time setup fee for large
ThunderMaps is the largest specialist safety app maker in the world, with client accounts in 11 countries and over 20 million active dangerous locations mapped, categorized and available to all new users. A selection of ThunderMaps customers includes Veolia, Vodafone Global, Downer EDI, AngloGold Ashanti, the European Commission, Department of Conservation of New Zealand, the MetService, and TB Free New Zealand. ThunderMaps has offices in Wellington, Gothenburg, and Sydney.