Hushmesh Raises $5.2M in Funding


Hushmesh, a Falls Church, VA-based cyber security startup aimed at securing the world’s digital infrastructure, raised $5.2M in early stage financing.

The round was led by Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Akamai Technologies.

The company will use the funding to develop the Mesh, a global information space with automated security built in, allowing people and organizations to operate online without fear of malicious attacks or data breaches.

The Mesh automates encryption key management for every individual person and non-person entity, giving them an unlimited number of keys to secure an unlimited amount of personal or entity data. The Mesh encrypts all data at the source, eliminates all human insiders, and cryptographically unites identifiers, aliases, keys, and encrypted data. By removing the inherent vulnerability of knowledge-based credentials like passwords, and with no database to attack, the Mesh makes it possible to end identity theft, prevent data breaches, and eliminate fakes and fraud. 

The Mesh is built on a fully automated, globally attested, physically decentralized network of Confidential Computing machines, and, instead of relying on the Domain Name System (DNS), it is underpinned by the “Universal Name System” (UNS), which automates end-to-end cryptography – a method of protecting information and communications using codes and math – between any two individual persons or non-person entities.

Led by founder and CEO Manu Fontaine, Hushmesh is currently working with AMI, a leader in dynamic firmware for worldwide computing, and other early design partners to utilize the Mesh for authentic data transfer. AMI chose to integrate its firmware management and orchestration service with the Mesh to secure critical updates across the global firmware supply chain.