Impermium, a Palo ALto, CA-based provider of an anti-spam for the social web, has raised $1m in seed financing.
Investors include venture capitalists Accel Partners, AOL Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Greylock Discovery Fund and Morado Ventures, as well as angel groups Archimedes Capital and Embarcadero Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate development its service.
Founded by former Yahoo! “Spam Czar” Mark Risher, Vish Ramarao, and Naveen Jamal, who led the anti-spam and security group at Yahoo! Mail, Impermium operates a social spam and abuse defense platform, which is designed to defend users against attacks in the areas of spammy user-generated content, fraudulent registrations, account hacking, stolen passwords, and related forms of abuse.
It is currently available in limited beta.