Not everyone shares sensitive information in their day-to-day life. However, in sectors such as healthcare, law, banking, stakeholders deal with sensitive information on a daily basis. For example, think of patient reports, MRIs, scans, contracts, etc. In cases such as these, it would be wise to not prefer “normal” e-mail, chat, or a cloud service without any safety guarantees.
Even organisations need to ensure that their digital communication is secure. A privacy breach can cost businesses dearly, not to mention the damage done due to the loss of faith among potential customers.
The company has raised $17M (approx €14.4M) in a fresh round of funding led by international tech investor DN Capital, with participation from new investor SmartFin. This brings its total funding to date to over $30M (approx €25.5M).
The funding round was supported by Zivver’s other existing investors including; henQ – a venture capital provider for European B2B software startups, Dawn Capital – an early-stage B2B software investor, and supplemented by an innovation credit from ABN AMRO Bank.
The raised capital will be used to accelerate Zivver’s international expansion into the UK and other markets.
This investment will also help in the expansion of Zivver’s platform from email data protection and secure file transfer to adjacent use cases like digital signatures, secure forms, and secure video.
Founded in 2015 by Rick Goud, Zivver provides a secure document sharing and email communication solution for enterprises.
It offers a secure mobile communication platform for encrypted emails and sharing large documents. It uses two-factor authentication (2FA) so that only the recipient can open the message.
According to the company, it’s the only vendor to protect digital information in all three stages of email and file transfer transmission – before, during, and after sending.
It optimises safe communication and productivity by adding a security and privacy layer on top of organisations’ existing email systems, such as Outlook (Desktop and Microsoft 365) and Gmail. It also helps organisations to comply with data and privacy laws and regulations such as the GDPR.
Other features of the platform include sharing large documents up to 5TB securely. The pricing model is based on monthly usage. Currently, the platform is being used in sectors including healthcare, government, and financial business.
Securing remote working
“The onset of the global pandemic has hastened organisations’ need for a secure communication platform to support remote workers. This investment will accelerate the realisation of our vision to help organisations, especially in regulated industries such as government, legal, and healthcare, to achieve safe digital communications,” says Rick Goud, CIO, and co-founder of Zivver.
“With 40% 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,” he further adds.
According to the company, it has about 100 employees and has customers in over 3,500 organisations, including 40% of Dutch hospitals and local government and the entire Dutch Judicial System.
Some of its clients include Bergman Clinic, Gemeente Epe, Hof Van Twente, and Veiligheidsegio.
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