Blackphone Maker Silent Circle Raises $30 Million in Funding


Silent Circle, a company that sells mobile phones and apps designed to thwart executive surveillance, said on Wednesday it has raised $30 million in financing in a spherical led by way of Ross Perot Jr. And private investment fund Cain Capital LLC.

The company sells apps for Apple Ink’s ios and units using Google Ink’s Android operating programs that encrypt phone calls and texts. It additionally bargains stable video conferencing for machines operating Microsoft Corp’s windows instrument.

In February it launched “Blackphone,” a cell phone loaded with a personalized model of the Android operating system known as Privates and loaded with a set of safety and privacy apps.

The company additionally stated on Wednesday that it added Perot and Sir Peter Benfield, the former chief government and chairman of British Telecom, to its advisory board. It named former Dell govt Anural Jain as up of the board.

Silent Circle was once based through former Navy SEAL and security professional Mike Jake, web encryption skilled Phil Zimmermann and Jon Callas, creator of Apple’s entire disk encryption gadget.

Geek’s phone, a Spanish smartphone maker, along with Silent Circle announced the Blackphone at MWC. The smartphone went up for pre-order at $629 in February. The Black phone’s specifications embody a 4.7-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display; quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4i Sock 2GB of RAM; 16GB inbuilt storage; 8-megapixel rear digicam; 1.3-megapixel front-dealing with camera; Bluetooth; LTE connectivity; Wi-Fi 802.11n, GPS and HSPA+.

Different options of the Blackphone embrace a 2000mah battery and the cellphone supports single Micro-SIM slot. The Blackphone is powered through a personalized version of Android made through the corporate in association with Silent Circle, called Private’s and it is in response to Google’s Android four.4 kitkat.


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