Kazoo Awarded 2021 Impact Company of The Year Award by DotCom Magazine

WASHINGTON, DC (November 18, 2021) – DotCom Magazine today announced that Kazoo has won the DotCom Magazine Impact Company Of The Year 2021 Award, which celebrates the most important segment of the economy – America’s privately owned companies whose founders, CEOs and team members are making a positive difference in an incredibly unique year.

Companies have so many ways to potentially make a positive impact, and Kazoo’s unique approach is ensuring peoples’ safety during emergencies. Current 911 technology uses cellphone hits from multiple towers to estimate where a phone is located, which is only accurate up to a quarter mile. As a result, 10M+ 911 calls are accidentally routed to the wrong 911 dispatcher each year, resulting in a critical delay when every second counts. Emergency help also frequently has trouble locating callers, especially if callers are unable to talk or they don’t know exactly where they are.

Kazoo developed a mobile platform that saves lives by providing enhanced connectivity to 911. Instead of relying on outdated technology that only estimates location, Kazoo relays pinpoint-precise location data from smartphones directly into the 911 infrastructure. In our modern world, companies use location-based technology in all sorts of ways, like showing specific advertisements to consumers as they pass by display windows. Through Kazoo, individuals have the same access to cutting-edge location-based technology and can use it to stay safe.

Existing communications tools allow users to livestream events in real-time or document an incident by taking a video. “What good does it do to record or stream an emergency without being able to intervene for help? This is a huge missing piece – getting assistance, avoiding disasters, and saving lives,” says Peter Goodman, Kazoo CEO. Kazoo’s SOS technology allows users to livestream, chat with, and relay precise pinpoint location to emergency contacts. If help is needed, any emergency contact can call the victim’s local 911 dispatcher on the victim’s behalf, even if the emergency contact is located halfway around the world. The victim’s name, phone number, and pinpoint location are all automatically seen by the local 911 dispatcher, allowing for faster response times that save lives. 

Andy Jacob, CEO of DotCom Magazine says, “We are honored to award great companies like Kazoo our DotCom Magazine 2021 Impact Company of The Year Award. Companies have so many ways to make an impact, and that’s why each company’s unique impact is more important than ever before.”

 

About Kazoo
Located in Washington, D.C., Kazoo developed a 911 SaaS mobile platform that saves lives through enhanced 911 connectivity—transforming smartphones into personal safety lifelines to deliver ultimate security for tens of millions of users worldwide. For more information about Kazoo, visit https://kazoo.ai. To learn about Kazoo’s live investor crowdfunding campaign, visit https://netcapital.com/companies/kazoo.

About DotCom Magazine
DotCom Magazine is a leading news platform providing news and unique interviews with newsmakers, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs. The DotCom Magazine Impact Company of The Year Awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial privately held small businesses that drive the economy. For more information, visit www.DotComMagazine.com.

 

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Laurie Johnston

Head of Finance

As Head of Finance for Kazoo, Laurie is an experienced financial executive with a focus on and expertise in fast-growth tech companies. She has helped secure millions in venture capital and private equity funding while also being a member of multiple management teams over her career. While working as VP of Finance at SOALogix, Laurie worked with the president to secure over $10M in equity financing and private investors, as well as leading the effort with senior management in the development and preparation of 12 to 60-month budgets and financial projections. Laurie has also developed sophisticated financial modeling and cash flow forecasting, including accrual-based financial projections for profit and loss, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.

Scott Woldin

Head of Marketing

Scott is responsible for all branding and design for both corporate and consumer marketing. Scott is highly trained and experienced in developing corporate identities and multi-layered advertising campaigns. He has led the creative efforts of agencies in large markets such as Chicago, Charlotte, Louisville, and Washington, D.C., with a client roster including Sprint PCS, Motorola, YUM! Brands, and the NFL Players Club, to name a few. Formerly serving as the Art Director of One Alliance Communications, an independent creative agency, Scott led the concept development and layout team in all areas of print, outdoor, broadcast, and interactive advertising and design, taking each project from initial meeting to end product.

Peter J. Goodman

CEO

Peter brings the Kazoo vision to life. A lifelong entrepreneur with a strong track record of building and launching rapid-growth SaaS companies in the healthcare, technology, and mobile app sectors, Peter oversees all of Kazoo’s day-to-day operations, including UI/UX design, product engineering and development, release schedules, product roadmaps, channel partnerships, and corporate messaging. Prior in his career, as founder and CEO of an international software development company, he turned a simple desktop application into an algorithmic and scalable enterprise staff scheduling technology platform; this platform is now used by more than 1,200 medical institutions worldwide, including Harvard University Health Services, The Johns Hopkins Health System, and Stanford Medical Center. Another success in Peter’s portfolio of entrepreneurial accomplishments is building an award-winning creative services and web and application development firm, which served both large corporations and nonprofit organizations across the technology, financial, legal and education sectors. His vast experience with website development, application development, advertising, branding, messaging, digital marketing, interfacing with clients, overseeing project management, and architecting and designing custom web-based applications fuels his drive for Kazoo to reach mass adoption on a global scale.