Gurugram-based security management startup DROR, on Wednesday, announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount of fund from IP Ventures.
With the recently raised funds, the startup is planning to strengthen its tech platform and invest in user acquisition.
Founded in 2018, the technology-driven platform aims to ensure the safety of citizens and tourists coming to India, especially women, children and senior citizens. The platform aims to achieve so by connecting citizens and building a trustworthy and reliable community, particularly in urban locations.
Founded by Dhiraj Nauhbar and Dheeraj Bansal, DROR claims that the design and features of the app have been guided by research and data from criminology experts and focus especially on creating safe spaces for women.
The team of advisors for DROR includes experienced professionals from defence forces — commander Rahul Bose and commander Pallav Prakashex, Madhumita Pandey, a criminology and victimology academician, Neelam Kumari, social activist for women rights, among others.
DROR has initially launched the product via the B2B collaborations and has over 700 families using the app since the pilot stage.
How DROR Is Making Safe Spaces
In case of emergency, DROR lets those stuck in emergencies get help with a single tap. This sends the location details of the attack or emergency to nearby users of the app. Additionally, the app also sends an emergency notification to the nearby police station. The mobile app also has a live tracking option which alerts friends and families when they deviate from their route.
Moreover, DROR also enables users to report instances of violence, mark away deserted and dark areas to help create a heat map which marks safe and unsafe spaces in a city.
DROR believes that it can help aggregate the safety market by enabling people to be able to see how far help can reach in emergency situations.
Highlighting the need for incorporating technology for safety purposes, cofounder Nauhbar said that personal safety cannot be solved by providing a need-based solution, it’s a habit which needs to be build using technology and engagement is the way forward.