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Orion

February 18, 2016 09:00 ET

Orion Labs Raises $9 Million From Avalon Ventures and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2016) - Orion Labs today announced that it has secured $9 million in new financing from Avalon Ventures and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital.

Orion creates group voice communication accessories that bring people together across any distance. Its accessories incorporate the best features of two-way radios and group messaging, bringing simplicity and style to anyone who needs to be readily connected to a group without the distraction of a screen. Using Orion, groups of people can easily talk to each other throughout the day, anywhere in the world, while being physically engaged in the moment.

"Consumer wearable devices have the potential to transform the way people communicate," said Paul Steinberg, Motorola Solutions chief technology officer. "Orion's team, products, and technology are at the forefront of innovation in this exciting space. Our strategic investment highlights Motorola Solutions' commitment to innovation around smart wearable devices."

With this round, Orion has now raised $16.25 million in funding. Since the launch of its first product, Orion has seen impressive growth across the company with a focus on building out research and development, engineering and marketing capabilities. This new round of funding will fuel market expansion, company growth and product innovation.

"We built Orion to encourage a world powered by voice," said Orion founder and CEO Jesse Robbins. "This funding round affirms our vision to propel voice communication into the future with innovative technology that complements the lifestyles of our growing community of users and potential partners."

Discover more about Orion and its products by visiting orionlabs.io.

About Orion
Orion is a San Francisco-based company dedicated to connecting people through seamless voice communication. Orion's core belief is that you should be able to communicate with people who aren't by your side, without yelling or getting distracted by your phone, giving you more time and ability to focus on the moments and people around you. The Orion experience connects people in conversation across any distance as though they were in the same room. Founded in 2013, Orion is backed by leading investors and global communication brands. To learn more, visit www.orionlabs.io.

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