Zivver, an Amsterdam-based challenger business in secure communications, has raised $17 million in new funding, bringing its total funding to date to over $30 million. The round, which was led by DN Capital with participation from new investor SmartFin, will fuel expansion into the UK and other markets.

The platform is designed so that organisations, especially those in regulated industries such as government, law and healthcare, can communicate securely — namely through email data protection and secure file transfer. Thanks to the new funding, Zivver plans to add in other features like digital signatures, secure forms and secure video.

“With 40 percent of Dutch hospitals and local government and the entire Dutch Judicial System as customers, Zivver’s technology is proven to safeguard people’s personal data, which is essential as data protection regulations continue to evolve,” says Rick Goud, the startup’s CIO and co-founder.

The company, which has outposts in London and Berlin, has won some recognition outside of the Netherlands recently, too. Zivver was named in Gartner’s 2020 Market Guide for Email Security as a Representative Vendor for Email Data Protection Specialists; awarded a place on the UK government’s G-Cloud 12 Framework for its cloud software services; and won a contract withinn the NHSX Clinical Communication Tools Procurement Framework, in partnership with Barrier Networks.

Others also participated in the round, with investments from previous backers henQ and Dawn Capital, as well as an innovation credit from ABN AMRO Bank.

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