Eachpal, a Shanghai-based family safety startup, recently announced that it secured 3 million yuan ($488,742) of angel investment from VRV Software (SZ:300352), a Beijing-based information security service which will hold 10.7% stake in the former.

Lu Gangqun, chief operating officer of Eachpal, said that the fund will be poured into marketing, product upgrading as well as cooperation with family and auto security system developers.

Eachpal offers both hardware and apps to keep track of our loved ones or precious properties. First, users can attach the remote positioning devise powered by GPS/GSM/WIFI to aged parents, children, pets or cars, and then, they can monitor the current location and historical tracks of them via an app with which family members can chat with each other.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.