ePACT Raises $4.5 Million For Its Emergency Preparedness Platform

By Annie Baker ● September 3, 2019
  • Emergency preparedness platform company ePACT announced it raised $4.5 million in funding co-led by Disruption Ventures and Yaletown Partners

ePACT — an emergency preparedness platform company — announced it raised $4.5 million in funding co-led by Disruption Ventures and existing investor Yaletown Partners. In conjunction with this round Disruption Managing Partner Elaine Kunda and Yaletown Partner Hans Knapp are joining the board. Some of ePACT prior investors include Kymbask Investments, Pique Ventures, and Relentless Pursuit Partners.

Founded in 2012 by CEO Christine Sommers and President and COO Kirsten Koppang Telford, ePACT offers a cloud-hosted system that converts traditional paper forms with emergency, health, and contact inform to a free e-network. This e-network is now being used by 2 million families across 140 countries and 400 organizations, according to PE Hub. Prior to launching ePACT, Sommers used to run web consulting company and Telford was a principal at Common Junction Strategies.

Telford and Sommers were inspired to launch ePACT due to an experience where one of their friends was separated from her two daughters during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. And this experience had convinced them to find new ways to give families access to critical data in a crisis. The company’s customers and partners include Daxko, Girl Guides of Canada, the National Recreation and Parks Association, and the YMCA.

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With this round of funding, ePACT plans to scale faster and expand more in the U.S. and enter new markets. Plus it will give priority to product enhancements and fresh hires.