Reken, a San Francisco, CA-based AI and cybersecurity company, raised $10M in Seed funding.
The round was led by Greycroft and FPV Ventures with participation from Firebolt Ventures, Fika Ventures, Omega Venture Partners, Homebrew, and JAZZ Venture Partners. Google DeepMind executive Jon Steinback (Sequoia Capital Scout Fund) and Vishal Vasishth (co-founder, Obvious Ventures) also invested in the round. Greycroft partner and Bay Area head, Marcie Vu, who helped lead Google’s IPO, joined the Reken board.
Founded in January by Shuman Ghosemajumder (formerly Google’s Global Head of Product for Trust & Safety; Head of AI at F5; and CTO at Shape Security) and Rich Griffiths, Reken is building AI products and platform to protect against generative AI threats.
The company intends to use the funds for core research and development to build new AI technology and products to protect against generative AI threats, such as deepfake social engineering and autonomous fraud.