Baltimore-based cybersecurity startup clean.io received $5 million in its Series A financing round, with New York City-based Tribeca Venture Partners leading the way. The company has amassed $7.5 million since it launched in 2017.
The company fundraised virtually at the beginning of the pandemic.
“My ‘all-Zoom’ Series A roadshow started in the last week of March. Getting a look into every VC’s living room was an interesting way to begin relationships. I saw more than my fair share of small NYC apartments,” Gillis said.
Products created by clean.io have been available for about two years and use patented behavioral analysis technology to guard over 7 million sites.
“We have achieved product-market fit with publishers and platforms of all sizes, from Comscore Top 10 publishers to the long tail,” said Gillis. “Our company had five founders when it started almost three years ago. Today, we are over 35 people. We will continue to grow our team to enable a world where the execution of untrusted code isn’t dangerous for users across connected devices.”