Help save lives by bringing Catch-em to the U.S.

Catch-em saves lives and has been launched successfully abroad with more than 1,000 active users. Now it's time to make American streets safer.
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Gene Goldman
Technology
Palo Alto, California
United States
1 Team Member

Killing more than 40,000 people per year in the United States alone, car accidents are the number one cause of death in people aged 1 to 34.

That figure is both staggering and tragic, and the worst part is, many of these deaths could have been avoided.

Dangerous drivers pose a constant threat to us, our families and our communities. And until now, ordinary citizens have been limited in our ability to fight back.

That's why we built Catch-em.

Catch-em is a mobile app that allows anyone to document incidents of dangerous driving, and to bring them to the authorities’ attention without any hassle. We’re saving lives with a user-friendly application that allows iPhone and Android users to take a continuous series of photographs of an incident as it unfolds on the road in real time. With a single push of a button, those images are uploaded online, where they are screened and posted for the public to view, share and vote on. Photographs that are deemed to show offenses will be passed on to the police and to company fleet managers for them to pursue.

Catch-em gives dangerous drivers a good reason to think twice before putting lives at risk. 

We're building a safer community, and we need your help.

We're hoping to raise $50,000, which will allow us to build and release a U.S. version of our application. We would greatly appreciate your contribution at any level, whether you can give $5, $15, $150 or more. Every dollar helps us toward our goal, and if we don't reach our $50K goal, we don't receive any of the money (and you won't get charged).

How do we know Catch-em will work? Because it already is working. Just two weeks after launching in Israel, the app has been downloaded thousands of times, and we’ve documented more than one hundred traffic violations which we’re working with local authorities to pursue. See them for yourself at www.nirsham.co.il.

Our founders were born and raised in California, and we want to bring our product to the States, but we need your help. We’re raising money for the development and operational costs of building Catch-em in the U.S.

Because we work closely with local authorities and organizations to deploy the app, we’ll be releasing it in selected states first. Your donations help us choose where to start! The app will be released in the order of total amount raised by state. Help your state get Catch-em first by encouraging your community to donate!

Your pledge to Catch-em will be dedicated to one of the following two causes:

1. Launch Expenses. Launching a new product is always expensive, even if it quickly gains traction and media attention, like Catch-em has We will also establish a small service center so that we can begin to process the images we receive and bring them to the attention of the police, municipalities and company fleet managers. This process will have to be undertaken on a state-by-state basis.

2. Operational cash until break even. Money will have to be paid out to vendors and employees until we start to generate revenue from the project. Our model allows us to generate revenue quickly after we gain traction, which will help us grow and protect more lives. But for the first few months, your pledges will keep us afloat.

Thank you so much for your support. We can’t tell you how much it means to us that you’re joining us in our mission to save lives.

Please help us out by sharing this page with your friends and family. We can all get behind the cause of safer roads, and with your help, we can make that dream a reality in the U.S., just as we've started doing in Israel.

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  • $5USD
    Believe in Change

    Get your name listed on the Catch-em website as an early sponsor.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $15USD
    Get Change Going

    Get your name listed on the Catch-em website as an early sponsor, plus get early access to Catch-em when we release it in your state, two weeks before anyone else.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $25USD
    Help Make a Change

    Everything from the $15 level, plus a Catch-em t-shirt, and a digital copy of "The Catch-em Story", a work-in-progress book being written by the founders about the day-to-day struggles, triumphs and realities of the startup life as we work to make our dream a reality.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $100USD
    Drive the Change

    Everything from the $25 level, plus a specially-designed camera/phone mount for your dashboard to make using Catch-em in Driver Mode easy. Plus, a hardcover copy of "The Catch-em Story", a work-in-progress book being written by the founders about the day-to-day struggles, triumphs and realities of the startup life as we work to make our dream a reality.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2012
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    Broadcast the Change

    Everything from the $100 level, plus a heat-repelling phone protector to keep your smartphone safe from the sun’s rays as it sits mounted on your dashboard.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2012
  • $250USD
    Spread the Change

    Everything from the $150 level, plus lifetime access to preferred customer support for your questions, feedback and feature requests.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2012
  • $500USD
    Lead the Change

    Everything from the $150 level, plus a 30-minute phone call with Gene Goldman, the company’s founder and serial entrepreneur, to help you brainstorm and work through any startup challenges you’re facing.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2012
  • $2,500USD
    Enable the Change

    Everything from the $500 level, plus three 60-minute conference calls with the entire founding team of Catch-em to talk through anything at all – startup issues, development challenges, design, travel – it’s up to you.

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  • $10,000USD
    Be the Change

    For Businesses: Keep your drivers careful. Everything from the $2,500 level, plus 500 violation reports from your corporate fleet.

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  • $15,000USD
    Change the World

    Everything from the $10,000 level, plus we’ll fly you out to Jerusalem, put you in a hotel, and you’ll party with the Catch-em team as we show you around the city for a week. Maybe we’ll even catch some dangerous drivers together.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2012
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