The Dallas-based entrepreneurs behind the Bundil investment app have formed a new company with technology aimed to keep people safe during police encounters.
We See You LLC, founded by uncle-nephew duo Jason Lewis and Dmitri Love, is behind a mobile application that helps people record stressful encounters with police. The app relies on the community: if a user feels like they’re in danger while with an officer, they can alert people within a 1-mile radius of their location with a video assistance request.
“I have definitely had a stressful encounter with police, and I didn’t have any video evidence to file a complaint because I was afraid of losing my life if I reached for my phone to record,” Lewis, who is Co-CEO, said in a statement. “The voice-activation and proximity alert features of our new app solves this problem.”
The We See You mobile app comes at a time when the public outcry over George Floyd’s death and a number of other Black Americans at the hands of police officers has spurred a movement against social injustice.
To ensure safety, all video footage taken is synced to provide a 360-degree view of the encounter, then is instantly streamed to the cloud and sent to friends and family. The app deploys voice technology—all features are voice-activated—and works on iOS and Android.
Lewis and Love started We See You because they saw an opportunity to use their technology skills to help keep people safe.
The duo is also behind Bundil, a micro-investment platform that allows users to automatically invest spare change from debit card or credit card purchases into bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
In late 2018, it caught the attention of Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary (Mr. Wonderful). During an episode of the TV show that aired in October, O’Leary gave the 24-year-old $100,000 in exchange for 50 percent of the company Love co-founded in 2017.
We See You has already begun development and is planned to be available in August for free. Lewis and Love have also started a crowdfunding campaign to ensure it remains free forever.
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