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Evolv raises $30 million to expedite security screenings with AI

The Evolv Edge.

Image Credit: Evolv Technology

Perhaps the worst thing about air travel is having to wade through congested airport security. Wait times at airports like Salt Lake City International and Washington Dulles regularly exceed half an hour on average, and that’s assuming folks follow TSA instructions.

The founders of Evolv Technology, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based security startup specializing in tech-based screening technology, think they have a better solution: the Evolv Edge and Express. They’re self-contained and portable gates that tap AI, machine learning, and millimeter wave sensors to expedite security screenings in high-traffic places.

The founders evidently are not the only people who believe in the products. Evolv this morning announced that it’s raised over $30 million in series C growth capital with participation from Finback Investment Partners, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s firm. Existing backers Bill Gates, DCVC (Data Collective), General Catalyst Partners, Lux Capital, and SineWave Ventures also contributed, bringing Evolv’s total raised to date to around $75 million.