Skip to main content

We all know a very high percentage of startups fail. The odds of a company starting from scratch, growing it against many obstacles, making it profitable, crowdfunding a successful raise, and then getting it listed on a capital market exchange as a publicly traded entity are not good. But on this podcast, you’ll get insights from William Santana (Bill) Li, the Chairman and CEO of Knightscope, who did exactly that! Now issuers, CEOs, and business owners: wouldn’t you like to do likewise? Use this podcast as motivation on how to do it all correctly! Get going NOW!

Listen to “Raising $100 Million Dollars Doesn’t Happen Overnight” on Spreaker.

One thing’s for sure in today’s real life landscape: the market for security and surveillance is never going to collapse. As mentioned on a previous podcast, Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley that builds fully autonomous security robots that deter, detect and report, with the goal being to make the United States of America the safest country in the world. Self-driving autonomous technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence can be profound drivers of a safer environment as illustrated by the security robots from Knightscope which are currently being utilized in a variety of different settings with proven success. And as Mr. Li mentions on the podcast and on his video describing his company and vision, the numbers are quite impressive!

Listen to this podcast as he discusses the process on how his company went from startup to NYSE listing under KSCP, including lessons learned from the ups and downs though the entire timeframe. It’s great to read all about how his autonomous robots are transforming security in the real world, but it’s entirely different to see his robots in action (as we have when his roadshow came to Las Vegas). May we strongly suggest you attend one when his next roadshow comes to your town as well!

The ability to access the larger capital markets to continue to grow your company is monumental, but certainly understand that the process doesn’t happen overnight. But if you do it right, the rewards are well worth it! Questions? Comments? Visit for more information and to contact Mr. Li directly.


Bill LiWilliam Santana Li is the Chairman and CEO of Knightscope and is a seasoned entrepreneur, intrapreneur and former corporate executive at Ford Motor Company.

He was the Founder and COO of GreenLeaf, which became the world’s 2nd largest automotive recycler (now part of NASDAQ: LKQ) and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from University of Detroit Mercy.

His long-term ambition is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world, changing everything for everyone.

All information provided is for informational purposes only. Mapable USA is not a registered broker-dealer, funding portal, or investment advisor. This information presented on this website/podcast is not intended as legal or investment advice for anyone to make an investment in any particular company and is not intended for any companies to rely on this information to form an opinion to go public or not to go public or to do any type of offering of securities. Any information presented is not an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any securities or financial products. None of the information on the Mapable USA podcast or website takes into account any individual person’s personal objectives, financial situation, needs, or particular circumstances. You must check with a securities attorney to find out if an offering is for you, or if you are going to be in the business of selling any type of securities, you need to make sure you are following your state and federal legislative law so you do not get into any troubles. Do not use the opinions as stated on this show as any way to form an opinion as what is wrong or right or what could be done for your business or as an investor. Mapable, LLC recommends you obtain your own financial, legal, and taxation advice before making any financial investment decision.