ReputationDefender, Inc., a Redwood City, CA-based online reputation and privacy management company, has secured $8.65m in a Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
The funds will enable the company to accelerate the development of products and engineering operations and hire senior staff. ReputationDefender has appointed Terrence Sweeney, former Comcast VP, as Chief Marketing Officer to oversee brand strategy and marketing.
In conjunction with the funding, David Cowan, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, and Ted Schlein, managing partner at Kleiner Perkins, will join the Company’s Board of Directors with Mike Maples, managing partner at Maples Investments, and Michael Fertik, CEO and Founder of ReputationDefender.
ReputationDefender aims to provide all consumer segments – including professionals, small business owners, students, social Web enthusiasts, parents and more – with solutions to control their online reputations and protect against Internet stalking, identity theft/impersonation and other online threats.
The company, which also operates offices in Munich, Germany, serves customers in over 40 countries.