Video Telematics Startup Cautio Raises Rs 6.5 Crore Led by Antler, Other Investors


CautioCautio, a video telematics startup, has secured a pre-seed funding of Rs 6.5 crore led by Antler, 8i Ventures, and AU Small Finance Bank. The funding round, comprising equity and debt, also saw participation from Cautio’s early customers and angel investors.

Pranjal Nadhani, Co-Founder & CTO of Cautio, expressed gratitude, stating, "With the support of our partners at Antler, 8i, and AU, we are poised to expand our efforts in deploying cutting-edge safety solutions nationwide".

Cautio specializes in cost-effective video telematics products, delivering customized solutions to address safety challenges prevalent in India. Utilizing customizable dash cam devices and an AI-powered operating system, the company aims to enhance accountability, improve driver conduct, minimize revenue loss, and prioritize an API-first approach.

Nitin Sharma, Partner at Antler, highlighted Cautio's approach, emphasizing, "The Cautio model goes beyond capturing telematics data to converting it into actionable insights that enhance driver behavior, bolster safety measures, and pave the way for autonomous vehicles".

According to Ankit Acharya, Co-Founder & CEO of Cautio, the evolution of telematics in India has progressed from GPS and Bluetooth to embedded connectivity. With India ranking highest in global road fatalities, recording 1,68,491 deaths in 2022, Acharya emphasized the role of video telematics and dash cams in curbing fatalities caused mainly by overspeeding and reducing approximately 4.4 lakh injuries.

"Driven by demand from the commercial vehicle sector, video telematics and dash cams are pivotal in eliminating speculation and advancing road safety", Acharya added.

This funding round positions Cautio to further innovate in the telematics space and scale its impact in enhancing safety across Indian roads.