This Ex-Israeli Commando Is Betting $16 Million Of His Own Money That People Will Use His App Rather Than Calling The Cops
Once second-in-command of Israel’s version of Delta Force, Doron Kempel built and sold two tech companies for a combined $850 million. Now he sees financial opportunity in public safety.
Hazel Carrasquillo was riding the bus home from work late one night in March when a distressed seeming man began shouting at her. When she got off her stop, in a Chicago suburb, the man also got off, making her feel unsafe.
Rather than call the police, she used an app on her phone to video-call a private security service that stayed on the line with her until she got home. If something did happen, the video was being recorded, and the agent could call the police to her location.