Mace Security Partners with Pangaea Services and Contributes $100,000 to Crowdfund The Defender

LEWES, Del., Jul 28, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Pangaea Services, Inc. and Mace Security International, Inc. are proud to announce a strategic partnership. Pangaea Services has selected Mace® Brand Pepper Spray to be featured inside The Defender, and Mace Security International Inc. has preordered over 1,000 units of The Defender that will be distributed through Mace® Brand distribution and marketing channels. Mace® Brand Pepper Spray is the market leader with 52% market share and brand recognition of 85% in North America. The Defender is the first smart personal protection system to provide identification, alert, defense, and response in a single device. Together, Mace® Brand and The Defender will provide the most advanced and comprehensive personal security system.

<iframe src=”//″ width=”500″ height=”281″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>


To introduce The Defender, Pangaea Services turned to crowd funding website,, for a campaign that began on July 22nd. The Defender has raised over $212,000 in less than six days on by offering contributors the opportunity to receive the first units made and be part of the beta development team. Mace Security International contributed $100,000 towards the campaign.

Mace Security International President and CEO John McCann said regarding the partnership, “Mace Security International Inc. is partnering with The Defender because of the hard work, innovation and drive that Mace® Brand saw in the product development work that went into The Defender product.”

Pangaea Services Co-Founder Ryan McManus said, “Our partnership with Mace® Brand is about more than pepper spray. The team at Mace® Brand approached us with enthusiasm for the innovative technology that Pangaea Services offered. Such technology helps Mace® Brand maintain its position as the leader in personal security. Our respective missions, to protect through smart self-defense solutions, were aligned, and we immediately began discussions on the many ways in which we could work together to revolutionize personal defense.” Regarding the partnership, McManus said, “Their contribution to our campaign is just the beginning of a great partnership, and we know we will be giving our customers the best pepper spray with Mace® Brand inside The Defender.”

The Defender will include Mace® Brand pepper spray inside, plus a test canister that allows users to test the device prior to carrying. The Defender provides “Everywhere Security” through a 24/7 monitoring service and deters a prospective criminal with a vast array of self-defense features. The Defender provides confidence and peace of mind, taking crime prevention to the next level.

A $179 contributor is entitled to receive The Defender with Mace® Brand Inside, a mobile app for iOS and Android, and 1 year of 24/7 monitoring service. To contribute to the crowd funding campaign and be among the first to carry The Defender, visit

Regarding the crowd funding campaign, Ryan McManus said, “The goal of our campaign is to not only raise funds to complete manufacturing here in the US, but to find and engage beta testers to join the team and help us enhance The Defender even further.”

For more information, visit:

About Mace ®

Mace® Brand (otcpink:MACE) is a manufacturer and provider of personal defense, safety and electronic security products for home, school, business and law enforcement use. The company provides site assessment and integrated security strategies, ranging from pepper spray devices, and anti-intrusion films for glass to electronic surveillance and rapid response rescue networks. Mace® brand has been a source of non-lethal solutions since 1970. Mace® brand products are sold at . For more information, go to or write to Mace Security International, Inc., 4400 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103.

About Pangaea Services, Inc.

Pangaea Services, Inc. is an emerging innovator and maker of The Defender, the first smart personal protection system. Established in 2012, Pangaea Services, Inc. develops internet-enhanced technology to protect and connect our modern lives.

SOURCE: Mace Security International, Inc.

Media and press interested in an interview are encouraged to contact Pangaea Services, Inc.’s Co-Founder, Ryan McManus or Mace Security International’s Press Contact:
Pangaea Services, Inc.
Ryan McManus
Mace Security International, Inc.
Garnett Meador, 440-424-5393

Copyright Business Wire 2014



BloombergCouples Desperate For Children Turn to Crowdfunding FertilityBloombergCrowdfunding has become a popular mechanism for many couples who can't afford the high costs of IVF, or adoption and surrogacy. “It's not an easy thing to share publicly,” says Crystal Barrett, 33 [...]

MarketWatchWhy a crowdfunding site is giving out $10000 scholarshipsMarketWatchCrowdfunding site GoFundMe announced Thursday that it will award $10,000 to 10 students with pages on their site that fundraise for education. The award is part of a contest the site held throughout Septemb [...]

MottoYou'll Never Believe How Couples Are Paying for IVFMottoMore and more couples are turning to crowdfunding to fund costly in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, Bloomberg reports. The cost of IVF treatments, a popular choice for women struggling with infertility issues, ave [...]

WestwordProgressive-Rock Band Marillion Pioneered CrowdfundingWestwordThat was the beginning of crowdfunding for us — and for every band, really.” When it came time for the recording and release of the followup to the 1999 record, Kelly and the band realized that one of [...]

Huffington PostReal Estate Crowdfunding's Pathway of ChangeHuffington Post“Crowdfunding is just the Internet,” stated Attorney Mark Roderick as he opened last month's RealCap Chicago. RealCap is an annual conference that joins crowdfunding leaders and innovators to propel th [...]

CoinTelegraphCrowdfunding vs. ICO: Experts Question Legitimacy and Guarantees ...CoinTelegraphThe simplistic idea behind crowdfunding a non-existent software or system has become a trend in the cryptocurrency industry, but most Bitcoin experts are highly ...and more » [...]

Crowdfund Expansion - Seedrs Moves Into Europe With EU Financial Services PassportForbes“We want break down national barriers and geographic barriers,” says Jeff Lyn, co-founder and CEO of UK crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. “Why limit investment to within fifty miles of your house?” On [...]

ForbesVenture Crowdfunding Revisited: An Update with NIN VenturesForbesI am about to head off to attend the Global Crowfunding Convention (GCC) 6 in Las Vegas. It will be my fourth time attending. The crowdfunding industry has grown from $16 billion in 2014 to $34 billion in 2015, and [...]

Crowdfund InsiderTitle III Crowdfunding Might Not Be What Many ExpectedCrowdfund InsiderI have been immersed in the equity crowdfunding industry since late 2015 and have tried to collect as many different perspectives on the industry from as many experts as possible. And while it is h [...]

PC MagazineHow to Crowdfund Without Going Broke and Irking Your BackersPC MagazineTo say crowdfunding is on the rise would be an understatement. Crowdfunding—raising small amounts of money from a large number of people in order to launch a product, service, or project of some sort—is [...]

CFB Finance

Press Release

CrowdFund Beat News

Hello @CrowdFundBeat's 17296 followers - thank you so much for following! Wishing you all a happy Friday! >>

Live Crowdfunding .tv

What's Next Step in Regulation A+ JOBS ACTS Title IIII :L Interview : Steve Cinelli with Brian Korn Securities and Crowdfunding/Peer-to-Peer Lending Lawyer, Watch more video library | Conference | Interview | Campaign Showcase | Research | Education |