Safe Kids AI Raised $1.5M, Phone2Action Rebranded, and More D.C. Tech News

Catch up on the latest news from the D.C. tech scene.
Charli Renken
News Reporter
February 7, 2022
Charli Renken
News Reporter
February 7, 2022
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Last week was a little bit slower for companies in the D.C. tech scene. Local startups seemed to take a well deserved break after a boisterous start to the year last month. That doesn’t mean last week was a bore, though. Here’s what you missed last week while hopefully taking time for a little R&R. This is the Built In DC weekly refresh. 

Safe Kids AI raised $1.5 million. The Vienna, Virginia-based company uses AI to intercept online threats and help kids think critically about the content they view. Currently, Safe Kids AI works directly with schools but hopes to eventually become available to households, high learning institutions, and professional institutions. The company plans to use its seed funding round for product development. [Built In DC]

D.C. Tech Quote of the Week

“The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the issue of kids’ social lives existing primarily online. Safe Kids AI supports them in stepping back from their devices and connecting with trusted peers and adults.” — Atif Bhanjee, COO of Safe Kids AI

Baltimore-based Audacious Inquiry to be acquired by PointClickCare. Both companies help healthcare providers access patient data from other providers for continuing care. Together they plan to address gaps in healthcare data transfers and offer more comprehensive solutions. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. [Built In DC]

Phone2Action rebranded as Capitol Canary. The Arlington government affairs technology platform provides detailed legislative and regulatory intelligence, advocacy tools and policymaker contact information. Alongside its rebrand, the company rolled out new features including new advocacy dashboards and reports, quickly generated impact reports, and get-out-the-vote tools for the 2022 midterms. [PR Newswire] 

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