Wickr Raises $30M in Series B Round

wickrWickr, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a communication platform, raised $30m in Series B financing.

The round was led by Jim Breyer, the Founder/CEO of Breyer Capital, who is  joining the board, with participation from CME Group and Wargaming and current investors Alsop Louie, Juniper Networks, the Knight Foundation and Riverwood.

The company intends to use the funds to continue to develop the platform to satisfy the needs of security within the financial services and gaming.

Led by Nico Sell, Cofounder & CEO, Wickr provides an app that enables anyone to send text, audio, picture and video messages that are private, secure, anonymous and expiring for free.
It uses Perfect Forward Secrecy, binds each message to users’ device, clears metadata from files, permanently shreds deleted files and knows nothing about users, who own their pictures and conversations, and decide who sees them for how long.
The company, which has offices in Newark and Chicago, had raised $9m in March 2014 (read here).



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