Wickr Raises $9M


Wickr has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round. The investment was led by Alsop Louie Partners. Thor Halvorssen, Gilman Louie, Richard Clarke, and Eileen Burbidge also participated in the round. Wickr is a free app that provides military-grade encryption of text, picture, audio and video messages, as well as privacy, anonymity and secure file shredding features.

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