Funding, Valuation & Revenue
1st Detect has raised $1.8M over 1 rounds.
1st Detect's latest funding round was a Seed for $1.8M on March 16, 2010.
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1st Detect Investors
1st Detect has 1 investors. Texas Emerging Technology Fund invested in 1st Detect's Seed funding round.
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