Privitar is recognized as a global leader in data privacy software and is working with data-driven organisations across industries including financial services, life sciences, public sector and telecommunications. Customers are using its software to reduce the threat of advanced privacy attacks and protect data using the latest privacy enhancing technologies.
As Citi embraces data-driven insight and looks to accelerate adoption of public cloud and the advantages of elastic compute, the bank has recognised the increasing strategic importance of privacy engineering.
Stuart Riley, Global Head, Operations and Technology, Markets and Securities Services, Citi, said: “Our investment in Privitar demonstrates our commitment to help clients make fast, data- informed, decisions through smarter use of machine learning and cloud compute whilst ensuring the security and privacy of the data.”
The investment will support Privitars international expansion, particularly in the US where it plans to expand its existing teams on the East Coast.
Jason du Preez, CEO at Privitar, added: “We are excited to partner with Citi, particularly as we expand operations in the United States. This deal demonstrates the vital role that data privacy technology has to play in maintaining trust and building confidence in the global data ecosystem.
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Organisations across the globe are looking to improve their products and provide superior customer service. Making decisions based on data-driven insight provides competitive advantage and we are seeing strong, consistent demand from customers that believe in building sustainable data pipelines with the trust and confidence of consumers.
Jean-Marc Patouillaud, Managing Partner, Partech Ventures, said: Since Partech decided to invest in Privitar in 2017, we have seen continuous growth with landmark deals and high-profile customers in the FTSE100. Its exciting to see Citi come on board and backing Privitars US expansion.
Privitar provides data-privacy software to companies and public sector organizations around the world to protect sensitive data and enable ethical data analysis. Privitar’s software accelerates and automates the provision of privacy-preserving data, helping customers extract more business value from their data, generate data-driven insights, and drive innovation. Privitar was established in 2014 with headquarters in London and offices in New York and Paris. The company raised $16m in a Series A funding round in July 2017, with support from existing investors IQ Capital, 24Haymarket and Illuminate Financial and new funding from Partech Ventures, CME Ventures and Salesforce Ventures.
Privitar hosts an annual community event –In:Confidence– with luminary privacy experts and commentators and contributes regularly to the public discourse on privacy matters. You can read and subscribe to the latest news and opinions from Privitar here.
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