New Knowledge, an Austin, TX-based cyber security company that fights online disinformation and defends public discourse using artificial intelligence, raised $1.9m in seed funding.
The round was led by Moonshots Capital, with participation from Haystack, GGV Capital, Geekdom Fund, Capital Factory and Spitfire Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate customer growth in the entertainment, energy and finance industries.
Led by Jonathon Morgan, CEO, Ryan Fox and Sandeep Verma, New Knowledge provides a platform for defending online communities from social media manipulation. The platform detects propaganda campaigns in real time, providing an early-warning system to identify which fake accounts and bots are conducting an attack, and describes how the attackers are trying to manipulate other online users, helping pinpoint the extent of the threat. After alerting brands to emerging threats, the platform equips companies with the tools they need to respond quickly and effectively.