New VEctor

New Vector to scale open-source alternative to WhatsApp and Slack, where users own their data

New Vector has announced $8.5 million in funding to scale its open-source, secure communication network, a bid to revolutionise data privacy and ownership in the messaging app space. The investments come from European VCs who specialize in enterprise tech: Notion Capital, Dawn and firstminute capital. Necessary for understanding New Vector’s business is to first understand […]

UK-based data privacy startup Privitar raises $40 million

London-based data privacy software startup Privitar has secured a funding round of $40 million led by Accel, with participation from existing investors Partech, Salesforce Ventures, 24Haymarket, and IQ Capital. Seth Pierrepont, partner at Accel, will join Privitar’s board of directors. Founded in 2014, Privitar provides data protection software for large organisations, including the NHS, HSBC, […]

Estonia’s Planet OS acquired by US firm Intertrust Technologies for undisclosed amount

Geospatial big data platform, Planet OS, founded in Estonia, has been acquired by US publicly-listed data security firm Intertrust Technologies. No terms were disclosed. The combined platform will provide data and risk management solutions to enterprises for collecting and analysing data. “Combining Planet OS with Intertrust’s security, risk management and data rights management technologies will […]