Guardhat is a leading Internet of Things (IoT) industrial safety technology developer specialized in developing wearables, infrastructure and software platforms to provide a safer and more productive work environment.

GuardHat designs and manufactures safety hats for men and women working in factories, plants, construction sites, oil rigs, and mines.

Guardhat was founded in 2014 by Saikat Dey, Mikhail Zhavoronko & Anupam Sengupta and is based in Detroit, Michigan with satellite offices in Boulder, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Bangalore, India; and Paris, France.

Guardhat is on a mission to revolutionize the industry standard for workforce safety and connectivity.

Guardhat combines intelligent proprietary software with modern wearable technology to offer an all-encompassing safety system that actively monitors a user's safety, health and work environment.


Guardhat's software platform collects and analyzes on-the-job data which is used to enhance industrial worker safety and productivity programs. By combining cutting-edge, wearable technology with advanced proprietary software, Guardhat is able to proactively monitor a user's location, health and work environment.


Guardhat is backed by investors such as RTP Ventures, 3M Ventures, Caterpillar Venture Capital, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Detroit Venture Partners (DVP).



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $41.9M in 3 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: $10M-$20M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Detroit
  • State: Michigan
  • Country: United States
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