Monday, November 30, 2015

Solve Media raises $6M for Captcha tech

First Round-backed Center City online ad and security firm plots growth

Solve Media raises $6M for Captcha tech


Online advertising and CAPTCHA-based security and data systems developer Solve Media has raised $5.65 million from private investors, according to this Form D private-equity filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The firm, founded by ex-Google, VoiceStar, Reed Elsevier executive Ari Jacoby and three partners, counts First Round Capital's Chris Fralic and Deep Focus ad developer Ian Schafer among its directors. 

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