Optery Raises $2.7M in Seed Funding

Optery, a San Francisco, CA-based company that offers a free service for finding personal data on hundreds of data broker websites, raised an additional $2.7M in seed funding.

The round, which brings total funding to date to $6M, was led by Bayhouse Capital, with participation from Global Founders Capital, Goodwater Capital, Pioneer Fund, Soma Capital, TRAC, Y Combinator and others.

The company intends to use the funds to accelerate product enhancements and expand its team.

Co-founded by Lawrence Gentilello, Chen Atlas, and Dekel Barzilay, CEO, CTO, and VP R&D, respectively, Optery offers a free report with dozens of screenshots showing where personal information is being posted by hundreds of data brokers online, and offers IT teams a completely self-service platform for finding and removing employee personal information from the web. Optery can also automatically remove users from these sites, clearing their home address, phone number, email and other personal information from the Internet at scale. The service is used to prevent threats like phishing, social engineering, identity theft, harassment and physical violence. Tens of thousands of users use Optery to prevent attacks and keep their personal information off the Internet.