Splunk has made an investment in San Francisco-based technology startup Zonehaven to help the latter advance its team expansion and research-and-development efforts.
The funding marks the initial investment Splunk made through its $50M Social Impact Fund, Splunk said Tuesday.
The Social Impact Fund is part of the company“™s Splunk Ventures arm that was launched in September and seeks to invest in startups that develop data-driven platforms to help address the challenges facing the society.
Zonehaven“™s cloud-based analytics app uses data to help communities mitigate wildfire risk and improve evacuations.
“Zonehaven“™s innovative technology has enormous potential to bring wildfire detection and response into the 21st century,“ said Lenny Stein, senior vice president of global affairs at Splunk. “Splunk is proud to invest in and partner with Zonehaven as we work together to address one of the world“™s most immediate threats.“