Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that Wickr, a private messaging app that allows for encrypted mobile messaging with no data stored by the service, has raised $9 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Alsop Louie, with investments by Juniper Networks and the Knight Foundation. Alsop Louie partner Gilman Louie is joining the company’s board, and individual investors include former presidential advisor Richard Clarke, Lookout CEO John Hering and Human Rights Foundation president Thor Halvorssen, the report states. Currently, Wickr delivers roughly one million messages per month in more than 190 countries, but the report says usage has been doubling “every two months.”
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