CONCEPT

Evolv Technologies create security and threat detection products and platforms that use artificial intelligence to protect against mass-casualty events such as terrorist attacks. They use a combination of sensors, AI, facial recognition software and human IQ to help keep people safe.

HOW THEY’RE DISRUPTING

The full range of Evolv’s products can be used in a number of different scenarios, and can even detect concealed weapons on people without the removal of clothes or bags.

The Evolv Edge system provides low-cost, fast security scanners for airports that can detect anomalies without causing long queues, as it’s able to scan around 600 people an hour.

DISRUPTION POTENTIAL

Safety and security is a growing problem. Evolv’s technologies have multiple potential applications – from travel to military and the police force – and offer a proactive approach to security.

INVESTMENTS AND FUTURE

Evolv’s $18m Series B investment involved Lux Capital, General Catalyst Partners and Bill Gates, and brought the company’s total funding to $29.8m.

Right now, it is running successful pilot projects across the US and the UK.