Knightscope Welcomes Kristi Ross to Board of Directors

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Knightscope, Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, today announced Kristi Ross will join the Company’s board of directors upon the Company’s successful public listing on NASDAQ.

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Knightscope Welcomes Kristi Ross to Board of Directors (Photo: Business Wire)

Knightscope Welcomes Kristi Ross to Board of Directors (Photo: Business Wire)

Ms. Ross is the co-founder, co-chief executive officer and president of tastytrade, an online financial network that includes a FINRA authorized broker-dealer subsidiary, tastyworks. In 2021, tastytrade was acquired by IG Group Holdings PLC for over $1 billion.

Commenting on the appointment, William Santana Li, chairman and CEO of Knightscope, said: “Having a strong independent board is what we promised our 28,000+ investors and that begins today with welcoming Kristi, a very successful Founder and seasoned business executive. And there are more on the way.”

“I'm honored to join the Knightscope board, where the company mission is focused on the safety and security of our country. The Knightscope team has demonstrated an exceptionally innovative approach to autonomous safety through real-time intelligence technology. I'm excited to be part of and contribute to a revolutionary company poised to change the way we think about data and how it can improve our security,” said Ross.

In addition to Knightscope’s board of directors, Ms. Ross serves on the IG Group N.A. board of directors and IG Group executive committee, as well as the board of directors of Transportation Alliance Bank, Inc. and 1871, a non-profit innovation hub.

Ms. Ross has been in the trading and brokerage industry for over 30 years and is actively involved in the Chicago technology and entrepreneurial community. Since 2015, she has served on the ChicagoNEXT Fintech Council of World Business Chicago. Ms. Ross also co-chaired the Capital and Finance Committee of the P33 Technology Initiative from 2018-2019. Earlier in her career, Ms. Ross held several executive roles including CFO of thinkorswim Group, Inc., as a private company, and CFO of Automated Trading Desk Specialists, a stock specialist firm on the Chicago Stock Exchange.


Digital Offering, LLC, will act as the lead managing selling agent and sole bookrunner for the offering. The Offering can be purchased through multiple broker-dealers for a planned selling period of approximately 30 to 45 days, subject to market conditions. Learn how to buy shares in the public listing now at

For additional information on Knightscope, the offering and any other related topics, please review the offering circular that can be found here.

About Knightscope

Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley that builds fully autonomous security robots that deter, detect and report. Our long-term ambition is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world. Learn more about us at Follow Knightscope on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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This release by Knightscope, Inc. (“Knightscope”) may include ”forward-looking statements.” To the extent that the information presented in this presentation discusses financial projections, information, or expectations about Knightscope’s business plans, results of operations, products or markets, or otherwise makes statements about future events, such statements are forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as ”should,” ”may,” ”intends,” ”anticipates,” ”believes,” “estimates,” “projects,” ”forecasts,” ”expects,” ”plans,” and ”proposes.”

Although Knightscope believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. You are urged to carefully review and consider any cautionary statements and other disclosures, including the statements made under the heading “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in the offering circular filed with the SEC. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the document in which they are contained, and Knightscope does not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.

The offering will be made only by means of an offering circular. An offering statement on Form 1-A relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has become qualified, which only means that the company may make sales of the securities described by the offering statement. It does not mean that the SEC has approved, passed upon the merits or passed upon the accuracy or completeness of the information in the offering statement. The securities offered by Knightscope are highly speculative. Investing in shares of Knightscope involves significant risks. The investment is suitable only for persons who can afford to lose their entire investment. Furthermore, investors must understand that such investment could be illiquid for an indefinite period of time. No public market currently exists for the securities, and if a public market develops following the offering, it may not continue.

Knightscope intends to list its securities on a national exchange and doing so entails significant ongoing corporate obligations including but not limited to disclosure, filing and notification requirements, as well compliance with applicable continued quantitative and qualitative listing standards. For additional information on Knightscope, the offering and any other related topics, please review the offering circular that can be found here. Additional information concerning Risk Factors related to the offering, including those related to the business, government regulations, intellectual property and the offering in general, can be found in the risk factor section of the offering circular.


Donna Loughlin Michaels, LMGPR, (408) 393-5575


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