Techcrunch hackathon winner 66f210b1552b8383e5072bbbfb85f03f19598755983817f795c26772409d4980

About

Parachute was created by Marinos Bernitsas (@marinosbern) at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon as Witness on May 2nd, 2015. 24 hours later, it went on to win the grand prize.

Initially inspired by a series of events where the outcome hinged on a chance recording by a nearby witness, Parachute has grown into a widespread tool for emergencies, from personal security to documenting abuse worldwide.

We believe that everyday devices, like our phones, can go a very long way in keeping us safe and we strive to provide the simplest, fastest and most reliable experience in the event of an emergency. As personal devices become more and more ubiquitous, we will keep pushing the boundaries of what is technologically possible to make the world a safer place.

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