weavix Secures $10 Million in Series A Funding from Koch Disruptive Technologies

WICHITA, Kan. – Positioned as a leader in digital transformation across industries, weavix™ today announced a $10 million Series A funding round from Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), the growth and venture arm of Koch Industries, Inc., a fellow Wichita company.

This investment will be used to accelerate the growth of the company’s communication, safety and productivity platform, along with further developments of its walt™ smart radio.

As a platform, weavix™ creates a seamless communication ecosystem enterprise-wide.  Just as smartphones transformed the way people stay connected, weavix™ is leading the revolution toward smart radios, which provide greater visibility and enable better insights for entire businesses, with capabilities including Enterprise-Vital Push-to-Three (EVPT3) and other multimedia features. These capabilities allow the frontline workforce, with its global population exceeding 2.7 billion, the opportunity to communicate more effectively and reliably than with traditional analog radios.

weavix’s Internet of Workers™ platform, powered by Microsoft Azure® private multi-access edge compute (MEC) solutions, is the first of its kind to generate frontline efficiency and safety data and give executives complete visibility into their facilities. Its communication capabilities empower the global frontline workforce, which has historically been ignored by modern innovations.

This partnership with KDT will not only bring the Koch Labs® capability linking it with teams across Koch, but it will also provide access to KDT’s deep connections with Microsoft and other critical ecosystem partners, creating additional opportunities to develop innovative solutions for industrial customers.

“This investment from KDT will help us rapidly transform how the ‘hands-on’ worker becomes safer and more productive through our innovative, wearable technology,” said weavix Founder and CEO Kevin Turpin, a seasoned entrepreneur with extensive experience in industrial services. “And it’s especially exciting because we’ll have the opportunity to work alongside Koch companies as we refine and iterate new products for our growing customer base.”

Each component of the platform is designed to create a single source of truth for enterprises. Globally, weavix™ has been used to increase collaboration across facilities, enhance safety protocols, automate workflows and provide data-driven insights to maximize productivity and enable higher-value tasks.

“Kevin’s experience in industrial services, on the frontline, gave him the extensive experience required to develop a platform like weavix, which has the potential to truly improve how facilities of all sizes operate,” said KDT Managing Director Adam DeWolf. “As a benefit of Koch Labs, weavix will be able to tap into Koch’s diverse ecosystem of subject matter experts, businesses, and capabilities to grow its operations, as well as deploy technology within facilities across our businesses. We’re looking forward to seeing how our employees benefit from the innovative technology, while also providing real-world feedback to the weavix team.”

Learn more at weavix.com.

About weavix™

weavix™, the Internet of Workers™ platform, revolutionizes frontline communication and productivity on a global scale. Since its founding, weavix™ has shaped the future of work by introducing innovative methods to better connect and empower the frontline workforce, like Enterprise-Vital Push-to-Three (EVPT3) communication. weavix™ transforms enterprise by providing data-driven insights into facilities and teams to maximize productivity and achieve breakthrough results. weavix™ is the single source of truth for both workers and executives. Our mission is to empower workers around the world with disruptive technology. Visit https://weavix.com/ for more information.

About Koch Disruptive Technologies

Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) is a unique investment firm, partnering with principled entrepreneurs who are building transformative companies. KDT provides a flexible, multi-stage investment approach. KDT works with companies that can help Koch transform its capabilities, disrupt existing businesses or expand into new platforms. KDT is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately held companies in the world, with annual revenues that exceed $125 billion and presence in over 70 countries. KDT helps its partners unlock their full potential by bringing Koch’s full capabilities and network to them, structuring unique capital solutions and embracing a long-term, mutual benefit mindset. For more information, visit http://www.kochdisrupt.com/

Frontline Communication Market Disrupted Again with New Smart Radio Release by weavix

The enduring, rugged design retains its Class 1 Div. 2 safety certification, now with a larger display, advanced communication capabilities and instant access to all users within the Internet of Workers™ platform.

WICHITA, Kan. – weavix™ reiterates its position as a pioneer in innovation for frontline communications today with its announcement for the new model of the walt™ smart radio. As legacy radios continue to underserve the frontline workforce, weavix™ introduces more innovative and specialized features to improve safety, collaboration and productivity.

“We set off to build the best smart radio,” said Kevin Turpin, Founder and CEO. “But also, something more that would keep every worker safe and connected. This design overhaul reinforces our commitment to the worker, but there’s a larger game at play because it’s more than just communication. It’s keeping people safe, on task and providing visibility into workplaces like never before. And it’s all due to our entire Internet of Workers™ platform.”

walt™ smart radio offers enterprise a software-based solution in the form of hardware to fix the disconnect and technological divide between office and frontline workers. The new design maintains its Class 1 Div. 2 safety certification, along with impressive hardware and software updates. With it, weavix™ aims to improve the collaborative experience on the frontline and shape the future of work through a worker-focused lens.

These improvements range from a more durable, rugged form factor to improved front and rear-facing cameras and flashlights to a global directory, connecting every worker using industry-leading collaboration capabilities within the Internet of Workers™ platform.

A CBRS-Enabled, Ruggedly Powerful Smart Radio

Its durable exterior gives walt™ smart radio a sleek, modern finish that thrives in the harshest environments. It’s purpose-built for the frontline, being water, dirt, drop and dust resistant. Workers can comfortably grip it, use its front-panel buttons and display, and its advanced functionality all while wearing gloves.

weavix™ is the chosen software solution to connect workers and enterprises via CBRS and other private wireless networks. The walt™ smart radio pairs seamlessly with any network option, providing affordable, flexible and reliable connectivity for enterprises globally.

Seamless Collaboration throughout the Workforce

walt™ is designed to deliver best-in-class collaboration capabilities to the frontline. It outperforms legacy industrial radios with its range of communication features at the worker’s disposal, not just push-to-talk. With PT3 collaboration, workers can use push-to-talk, picture and video messaging to work together how they want, all at the push of a button.

“This new model shows that we’ve nailed down the hardware,” said Ben Burrus, Chief Product Officer at weavix™, “and the platform that supports and powers it. Our full collaboration suite bridges the gap between deskless and deskbound workers.” 

Man-Down, Targeted and Mass Alerts for Rapid Response

The premise of the walt™ smart radio is to drive productivity by creating a safer, more collaborative workplace. Through instant emergency alerts, a walt™ smart radio can notify response personnel or inform workers of an emergency in their area and what to do next.

When seconds matter, workers need a reliable device to keep them informed in stressful situations and connected to one another to ensure everyone’s safety.

The new walt™ smart radio is deploying out to workplaces across the country at no cost for the device. Through its weCare™, managed service, enterprises enjoy the latest walt™ models, support and infrastructure management without additional fees.

About weavix™

As the Internet of Workers™ platform, weavix™ revolutionizes frontline radio communications to shape the future of work as more collaborative, safe and productive. Founded in 2018, weavix™ continues to lead industrial communication and workforce productivity. 

Schedule a demonstration or trial for walt™ smart radio at https://weavix.com/experience/

For more information, please visit: https://weavix.com/