Omaha digital video management company gets funding boost

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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 12:00 am

An Omaha software company that aims to make organizing and viewing digital video easier for various markets, including police departments and security firms, received funding from a notable investor this week.

Nonprofit Invest Nebraska led the round of financing in Omaha-based GamePlan Technologies. Existing shareholders Affiliated Cos., which is headed by Thompson Rogers, a nephew of Omaha investor Warren Buffett, and Mountaineer Capital LP also participated in the round but declined to share the total investment amount.

“GamePlan has a terrific leadership team and dedicated, capable employees. I see many opportunities to help them continue to deliver strong value to their customers and business partners,” said Mark Crawford, Invest Nebraska’s CEO and investment manager.

The funding will be used to hire five new employees immediately, including sales, marketing and technical support staff, GamePlan CEO Dave Glover said, and to add about 10 new employees over the next two years.

GamePlan Technologies started about six years ago creating video management software for high school and college sports teams. Over the years, the company has evolved to serve law enforcement and security firms in managing, viewing and organizing evidence, including documents, photos and videos. The Bellevue and Council Bluffs Police Departments are some of the company’s clients.

“The nice thing is we’re not tied to a specific market,” Glover said. “That diversity is always something people look for in an investment.”

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