DevMynd Obtains Strategic Investment from Motorola Solutions

CHICAGO – August 18, 2016 – DevMynd, a leading-edge digital innovation consulting firm, announced today that it received Series A funding from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital.

JC Grubbs, CEO, DevMynd, said the investment opens new collaborative opportunities that include the wave of innovation occurring within public safety and commercial communications.

“We couldn’t be happier to be working with a partner that has such a rich tradition of solving problems that have a meaningful impact on people in critical situations,” Grubbs said. “Those are the types of challenges that we like to work on at DevMynd – things that really give us purpose.

“Our experience in human-centered user research, user experience and service design will help Motorola Solutions and its customers develop products and apps that solve next-generation challenges,” he added. “And, we’re excited about opportunities to apply software engineering expertise to mobile, web and device needs that will result in robust, enterprise-grade solutions.”

Paul Steinberg, chief technology officer, Motorola Solutions, said, “Both of our organizations look forward to working together on several fronts. DevMynd is an excellent example of our support of and collaboration with the entrepreneurial community in Chicago.

“The transformation from low-bandwidth radio to high-bandwidth digital communications is driving innovation and constant improvement in public safety and commercial communications,” he added. “We know that tailored software and services will be required to deliver solutions and capabilities to our customers. We’re pursuing technological advances such as interoperable mobile applications for mission-critical communications and collaboration, enhanced situational awareness, real-time rich messaging, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. All of these are on the immediate horizon and we are looking for DevMynd to help us get these capabilities to our customers.”

The strategic investment will allow DevMynd to expand its team, add new capabilities and enter new markets. Further, it will support access to strong strategy, design and custom software development services for Motorola Solutions and its customers.

About DevMynd
DevMynd is an innovation firm in Chicago and San Francisco with practice areas in digital strategy, human-centered design, UI/UX, and custom mobile and web application development. The firm’s mission is to help its clients use technology to solve meaningful problems that have a profound impact on life, society and business. They serve clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 firms that are investing in design, digital transformation and innovation. Learn more at

About Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) creates innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that help public safety and commercial customers build safer cities and thriving communities. For ongoing news, visit or subscribe to a news feed.

JC is the founder and CEO of DevMynd and leads the company’s human-centered strategy practice.