Knightscope CEO Receives Upstart 50 Award

CEO William Santana Li Receives Upstart 50 Inventor Honor

Company Also Nominated for Timmy Award for Silicon Valley’s Best Tech Startup

William Santana Li, Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Knightscope, developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on significantly enhancing U.S. security operations, today announced the company has received new industry honors. Company chairman and chief executive officer, William Santana Li, has been named a 2017 Upstart 50 Award winner in the “Inventor” category. The annual awards from The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal represent “an exclusive gathering of young disrupters, founders, entrepreneurs and game changers from all sectors of the Bay Area who are changing the world.”

“an exclusive gathering of young disrupters, founders, entrepreneurs and game changers from all sectors of the Bay Area who are changing the world.”

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“Knightscope’s ambition is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world, changing everything for everyone,” said William Santana Li, chairman and CEO, Knightscope. “Crime and terrorism are everyone’s problems and we are committed to making a permanent and massive dent in them for the benefit of our great country.”

Knightscope continues to ride a wave of momentum in 2017. The company has recently achieved a $10M milestone in its Series m Preferred Stock offering from over 3,000 investors topping its total capital raised to date to over $24M. For more information on Knightscope, including investment opportunities in purchasing shares in the Company’s Reg A+ “mini-IPO” which closes on October 10, 2017, please visit Information about the offering, as well as the offering circular, can be found here.


Knightscope has also been named a finalist for a 2017 Timmy Award by Tech in Motion for “Silicon Valley’s Best Tech Startup.” Winners will be announced September 21st. To vote for Knightscope for the Timmy Awards, click here.

Knightscope’s Upstart 50 award and Timmy Award finalist nomination mark the latest recognitions for the emerging company. Previous awards and honors include Popular Science Nine Most Important Security Innovations of 2016, CNBC Disrupt Honorable Mention and one of five startups on the path to becoming household names, ISC West New Product Showcase award, Plug and Play Winter EXPO award, and “Startup of the Year” from the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Knightscope VP of Software Engineering, Mercedes Soria, recently received a “2017 ABIE Award for Leadership” and a 2017 “Silicon Valley Business Journal Woman of Influence Award.”

About Knightscope, Inc.

Knightscope, Inc. is an advanced security technology company that utilizes Software + Hardware + Humans to provide its clients with new groundbreaking anomaly detection capabilities. In an increasingly volatile world, we are developing one of the most important technologies to come out of Silicon Valley that will empower the public and private sectors to proactively build stronger, safer communities, ultimately saving money and lives. Crime has a $1 trillion negative economic impact on the U.S. every single year and our long-term mission is to cut it in half. Learn more at

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Donna Loughlin Michaels, 408-393-5575

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