V-Key, a mobile security startup founded by serial entrepreneur Eddie Chau, announced today that it has raised USD 4M in Series A funding from IPV Capital, an early-growth VC fund based in Beijing, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley.
The investment will be used to grow the company’s R&D capabilities and expand its global sales and support operations in the United States and Asia Pacific. It currently has offices in Singapore, China, and the US. Read more
Eddie Chau, a successful serial entrepreneur that has founded and sold two startups, eCop and Brandtology, has started his third company, which is called V-Key, learnt SGE in an exclusive email interview with the team.
Based in Singapore, the company will provide patent-pending technology that makes mobile apps and smart phones secure even in the event of a cyberattack.
The founding team possesses a combination of deep startup and corporate experience, as well as technical expertise.
Eddie serves as the (non-executive) chairman of the new company, while Ben Mah joins the team as CEO and Joseph Gan as CTO.
Ben was formally the General Manager of eCop and the business development director for Asia-Pacific at Oracle. He was also a regional director for enterprise company Encentuate, founded by Ong Peng Tsin, a successful Singaporean entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. Read more
It has been three years since TenCube won the Start-Up@Singapore business plan competition. Over the past three years, TenCube has launched their product WaveSecure and won accolades including their recent award in the “Emerging Stage Category” for Mobile Monday Peer Awards. While Darius Cheung (CEO of TenCube) has been contributing to SGE as a writer, we have not been able to get him down for an interview. Since Darius and I met in the Nokia Developer Summit 2009, we decided to sit down for an interview and talked about the recent developments of >TenCube and its product, WaveSecure and how TenCube is navigating through the financial crisis and also some thoughts on their engagement with a major corporation like Nokia. Read more
Today, tenCube Pte. Ltd. launches revolutionary mobile phone security service “WaveSecure“, first-of-its-kind service prevents phone data loss and protects privacy. Read more