San Luis Obispo, CA, February 28, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Ulzi, the safety net app, today announced tremendous user growth led by doubling its week-over-week performance. Since its initial beta launch on February 7th, Ulzi doubled its user base by 221%, expanded its suite of features, and set over 200 meetings with interested partners, media and college campuses statewide. This continued company momentum speaks to significant market opportunity and demand for the social safety net app technology delivered by Ulzi.
"Our rapid growth is the result of our aggressive marketing in the Greek Life and College campus space as well as outreach to potential cause and B2B partners. Through our relentless focus on user success and safety app innovation, we are quickly gaining traction in work safety and cause organizations," said Elan Timmons, CEO and co-founder of Ulzi. "Over the past 3 years, we’ve invested heavily in research and app development technology that is not only satisfying a need on student and work campuses but communities at large. As a result, we are emerging as the essential social safety app to have."
Safety has become a primary focus for natural disaster and violent crime organizations over the past several years. According to Calfire more than 8,500 wildfires burned nearly 1.9 million acres in California this year, making it the worst fire season on record. The chaos and safety hazards from such events made these natural disasters even harder on communities and strained resources. In addition, last year, an estimated 1,247,321 violent crimes occurred nationwide. UCR and RAINN reported that among undergraduate college students, “23.1% of females and 5.4% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force or violence.” Prevention and safety will become increasingly more important year-over-year and to date the lack of effective and integrated communication platforms have been a core issue for such organizations.
Ulzi is the first-ever communication app that makes safety a part of users’ daily interactions by integrating social connection and notifications. The initial beta launch is just a sneak peek of what is to come with this app. Future plans include natural disaster community notifications and assistance as well as adding a new Teal Alert, which will mark a place safe and focus on Ulzi safety ratings.
"Ulzi's unwavering commitment to social safety has enabled our Greek community to watch out for each other more effectively, we really wanted to take a stance against sexual assault and we love what Ulzi is doing,” commented Jordan Wei, former AEPi president.
Ulzi is an innovative company delivering cutting-edge technology and data-driven intelligence that can help make individuals and communities safer. As part of the tremendous growth, Ulzi has achieved a number of major milestones, including:
Exceptional User Growth Performance: Ulzi reports more than doubling their user database and a 50% increase week over week in DAU (Daily Active Users).
Geographic Expansion: Ulzi’s initial launch has and will continue to focus on Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus. They recently expanded marketing presence into major Universities throughout California including UCSB, UCLA and UCI to name a few. In mid 2019, Ulzi has plans for expansion into the government sector for natural disasters and major University and Corporate campuses nationwide for student and work safety.
Greek Life Campus App Adaption: Over 200 state and nationwide Greek life organizations have reached out to Ulzi since launch earlier this month. Chapters are downloading and taking the Ulzi pledge, committed to making their communities safer.
Launched Globally Focused Website: Ulzi did a complete website overhaul and recently launched their revised site with new brand messaging, a community platform for two-way engagement, safety tips and mentors as well as community highlights. It also includes showcasing the up-to-date number of Join the Ulzi Map movement supporters.
About Ulzi: As a technology company revolutionizing software’s role in personal safety, Ulzi is focused on building safer communities - instead of just safer people. Like the Neighborhood Watch of the past, Ulzi relies on neighbors, friends, and family to keep each other out of weird situations, make sure emergency responders are contacts and create safe environments together. But unlike the traditional Neighborhood Watch model, Ulzi facilitates smarter safety practices and notifications with tools built on machine learning, crowd-sourcing and data analysis.
Visit their website: www.ulzi.com