AgeCheq, a York, PA-based startup that provides a complete COPPA* compliance solution for mobile game developers who must comply with the law as well as to help parents regain control over their children’s online privacy, closed its $1m Series A funding round.
Angel investors from Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. participated in the round
The company intends to use the funds to complete its technology.
Founded in 2013 by CEO Roy Smith, AgeCheq provides a platform for app publishers to make their apps and games COPPA* compliant.
The company deliver a solution, which can be integrated into an existing app and tested within a day, to verify parents’ identities; to provide them with disclosure statements about the information each app collects, stores, and shares; and to give access to a parental “dashboard” showing approved apps and enabling parents to revoke their approval.
It was publicly launched in Los Angeles in November 2013.
*COPPA was enacted in 2000 to protect children under the age of 13 as they used the Internet and revised in 2012 to cover mobile games. The revised law went into effect on July 1, 2013.