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In today's small business big idea is protecting yourself from cyber theft our next -- started a company that lets users self aware have been a virtual private network keeping -- -- away from hackers and online trackers.
Goldman Sachs is taken notice investing 52 million dollars in the venture.
Joining us now David -- -- -- is co-founder and CEO of anchor a free David.
It's a great story thank you for joining us explain to me -- in essence what this does what does your company provide.
Anchor -- believes in putting consumers some control of the personal privacy and personal information online.
We're targeting an -- more -- a five point seven billion users.
That are connecting to the web through mobile -- -- -- computers.
And have we need for being in control their personal information their browsing.
The web -- -- visit everything essentially would you online.
We should be able to control how -- private she's collected.
And who could see our data and who can.
Net is there a free for this David how does that work what's -- payment structure.
Our application it's got -- -- shielded.
-- in a premium model meaning there's a free version of the product and users can upgrade for five dollars a month.
Or 2999 a year and use a premium version.
Which are counseled malware protection.
In the last.
Twelve months were -- users from about.
-- hundred million malware threats on the cloud.
By end with a somewhat different from an anti virus product.
Because -- anti virus products protect it as you why it's a computer phone what we protect you the user and everything you do on the way up.
How popular is that I was reading some of the -- Saxony company David and I notice of what's interesting was this you'll site was particularly useful.
During the Arab Spring uprising especially for those in Egypt for instance -- -- able to -- was surfing on the Internet and look for information.
And able to do that without any interference.
Yes absolutely -- what shield of enabled for -- stocks were chilled and it's didn't fairly popular we've got a 140 million downloads.
In the last died several years.
We're growing but five million new -- per month and that's coming from about a 190 countries so it's fairly global.
-- Egypt specifically.
What mayor of spring started.
The Internet service providers and Egypt some -- all social media so you couldn't get to FaceBook or Twitter.
And using -- -- -- you would become secure and private and therefore you could accessing information.
And gain complete freedom to the web.
Life fascinate and cases were -- using the web in the united states of right or or the western world.
You'll are most likely using -- -- protect your privacy from hackers.
By users and Wi-Fi networks often use those were probably the most Butler the solution for protecting yourself.
While surfing the web at a Starbucks -- in an airport.
Because anybody sitting about network could see everything you're doing it and if you're using -- but -- you become completely private and secure yet and even if you're surfing the web from home.
Go ahead we protect basically your personal identity from any kind of identity theft.
Would protect every page you visit in the last twelve months just to give you some metrics were protected about fifty billion pages for our users.
Blocked 700 million malware threats and and -- also on mobile device is on both iPhone -- android devices.
We -- mobile data saving users money on their mobile data plants and in the last twelve months would save about forty million dollars for our customers.
In mobile data.
But it's a great story and we appreciate you telling it to us David got a against the -- anchor free.
Thank you so much again the -- is hot spot shield -- --
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