SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Startup founded by privacy advocates, said it has raised $30 million from investors including CME Group.
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According to Reuters, Wickr, a startup founded by privacy advocates, said it has raised $30 million from investors including CME Group Inc to help develop self-destructing messaging technology for use by financial services firms and gaming companies.
Wickr offers to consumers mobile apps that send self-destructing text, photo and video messages. Other investors in the round include online gaming firm Wargaming and Breyer Capital.
We™ve poured the best available encryption and security technologies into Wickr to help give control of messaging back to the sender. We protect messages with multiple layers of the strongest encryption technologies used by the best intelligence agencies, military forces and governments around the world and set them to self-destruct by default.
When you register your account with Wickr we use an irreversibly scrambled representation of the Unique Device Identifier (UDID), Wickr ID, etc to create a cryptographically hashed representation of your Wickr ID that is irreversible stored on our servers.