Electrical safety app QuickSafety locks in $400,000 in seed funding to help it save lives
Stephanie Palmer-Derrien - SmartCompany - 7 May 2018
Having spent 37 years in the electrical industry, a US native based in Australia has secured $400,000 of initial seed funding to launch QuickSafety, an app intended to make electronic safety compliance testing more accurate, more efficient, and safer for the people conducting them.
Kurt Alexander, founder and chief executive of QuickSafety, created the QuickSafety app to replace the “archaic paper-based system” of compliance testing in electric systems.
The startup was accepted into the BlueChilli accelerator program, and following a little help with the development process, workspace offerings, mentoring and marketing, Alexander is now set to launch the venture within the next three months.
Several major clients have already signed up ahead of the official launch, including Jolimont Global Mining Systems.
“The mining industry is a good proportion of what we do,” Alexander tells StartupSmart.
“Electronic circuits here are tested between every month and every three months.”
All electronic circuits are tested to ensure they meet particular standards set out in the Electrical Safety Act. However, according to Alexander, electricians don’t typically have access to accurate figures, relying instead on guess work, estimation, and mental arithmetic. Read More