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General Information

Websiteanchorfree.com
Twitter@anchorfree
CategorySecurity
Phone408-744-1002
Emailhotspotshield@lau...
Employees40
Founded11/2005
Descriptiononline security tool

Offices

Mountain View, USA
450 National Avenue
Mountain View, CA, 94043-2238
USA

People

CEO and Co-Founder
CFO
VP, Revenue & AdOps
VP Corporate Development
SVP/Business Development
Board Member & Co-founder
Advisor
CTO and Co-Founder
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Funding

TOTAL $62.8M
FUNDING TOTAL $62.8M
Series A, 1/2006
RENN Capital
Greg Coleman
Bert Roberts
Denis Nayden
Rick Roth
$6M
Series B, 1/2008
RENN Capital
Esther Dyson
Greg Coleman
$4.8M
Series C, 5/2012
Goldman Sachs
Subrah Iyar
Doug Maine
$52M

Service Providers

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AnchorFree

AnchorFree believes in placing consumers in control of their personal information online. The company’s mission is to enable secure access to the world’s information for an addressable market of 5 billion people who access the Web through computers or mobile devices. AnchorFree does this through Hotspot Shield, the world’s most popular app for safe browsing. Hotspot Shield secures all Internet communications, protects the user’s identity online, and provides universal access to all Internet content. Hotspot Shield is available for PC, Mac, Apple iOS, and Android platforms at www.AnchorFree.com and www.HotspotShield.com. AnchorFree is a privately held, venture-backed company based in Mountain View, California.

Recent Milestones

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    AnchorFree — Forbes names AnchorFree one of America's Most Promising Companies of 2014 (1/22/14)
    Posted 2/21/14 at 1:43pm via forbes.com
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    AnchorFree — Privacy Takes Center Stage in 2014 as AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield VPN Surpasses 200 Million Downloads (1/13/14)
    Posted 2/21/14 at 1:44pm via businesswire.com
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    AnchorFree — AnchorFree CEO David Gorodyansky Named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at Second Annual Builders Innovators Summit by Goldman Sachs (10/29/13)
    Posted 2/21/14 at 1:47pm via anchorfree.com
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    AnchorFree added Travis Adlman as CFO. (10/1/13)
    Posted 2/6/14 at 7:04pm
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    AnchorFree — Hotspot Shield Crosses 10M Installations On Android And iOS, Showing Strong Appetite For Mobile VPN (5/21/13)
    Posted 5/30/13 at 3:46pm via techcrunch.com
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    AnchorFree — Forbes names David Gorodyansky one of America's Most Promising CEOs Under 35 (2/6/13)
    Posted 3/8/13 at 10:50am via forbes.com
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    AnchorFree — Quantcast: AnchorFree ranked the 38th most trafficked service on the Web (12/1/12)
    Posted 12/7/12 at 9:09am via quantcast.com
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    AnchorFree — With 100 Million Hotspot Shield PC and Mac Downloads and Three Million Mobile Downloads, AnchorFree Celebrates One Year of Explosive Growth With $1 Million in Mobile Giveaways (11/15/12)
    Posted 11/29/12 at 11:15am via anchorfree.com
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    AnchorFree — How To Thwart Hackers And Dictators With One Free Download (8/29/12)
    Posted 12/5/12 at 10:29pm via forbes.com
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    AnchorFree — Viewers find ways around Olympic broadcast restrictions (8/13/12)
    Posted 12/5/12 at 10:29pm via ft.com
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    AnchorFree — 30 Under 30 Alumni: Where Are They Now? (7/2/12)
    Posted 12/5/12 at 10:29pm via inc.com
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    AnchorFree — AnchorFree Extends Hotspot Shield to Android Users (5/31/12)
    Posted 10/9/12 at 1:16pm via techcrunch.com
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    AnchorFree — AnchorFree Brings Their Hotspot Shield Mobile Security App To Android (5/31/12)
    Posted 12/5/12 at 10:29pm via techcrunch.com
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    AnchorFree — With Its Hotspot Shield Hitting 60M Downloads, AnchorFree Lands A Whopping $52M From Goldman Sachs (5/21/12)
    Posted 12/5/12 at 10:22pm via techcrunch.com
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    AnchorFree received $52M in Series C funding. (5/21/12)
    Posted 11/29/12 at 12:26pm via techcrunch.com
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    AnchorFree — AnchorFree Appoints Tech Executive Doug Maine to Advisory Board (4/10/12)
    Posted 10/9/12 at 1:16pm

Videos

Above:

Hotspot Shield Mobile: Keeping your online activity safe, private and free

Added: 10/28/12

Screenshots

AnchorFree screenshot
Above: AnchorFree home page
Uploaded: 10/16/12

Traffic Analytics

Quantcast

Livegraph

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Sources

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  3. With Its Hotspot Shield Hitting 60M Downloads, AnchorFree Lands A Whopping $52M From Goldman Sachs (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. AnchorFree Launches Advertising Network for Reaching Consumers at Hotspot Locations (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    Bay Area Developments Create Free Wireless HotSpots Using AnchorFree Solution (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    AnchorFree Expands Leadership Team With New Senior Vice President of Advertising Solutions (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    New Software Gives Web Users Secure Public Wireless Access (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    AnchorFree Partners with WebAds UK to Bring World's First Broadband Media Network to EMEA (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    Access an Un-Censored Internet during the Olympics in China with AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    Hotspot Shield Is a Free, Simple Solution to Online Privacy Infringements (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    iPhone Users Can Now Go Online Securely and Privately with New App (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    AnchorFree Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    AnchorFree's Online Privacy Tool Continues Explosive Growth in Wake of Increased Online Censorship (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    Mochila Partners With AnchorFree to Launch Innovative Content Portal (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    AnchorFree Extends Reach of Hotspot Shield -- Introduces New Local Language Feature and Updated Mac Version (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    Webroot and AnchorFree Join Forces to Protect Millions of Internet Users (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield Eclipses 1 Billion Monthly Page Views For First Time (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    AnchorFree Comments on Google's Move to End Censored Searches in China (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    AnchorFree Releases New Version of Hotspot Shield to Keep Facebook Information Private and Secure (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    Hotspot now shields you ad-free (news.cnet.com) [edit]
    Hotspot Shield VPN Has Your Back For Mobile Browsing (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    VPN service Hotspot Shield adds malware protection to its arsenal of tools (thenextweb.com) [edit]
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    AnchorFree Brings Their Hotspot Shield Mobile Security App To Android (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    With 100 Million Hotspot Shield PC and Mac Downloads and Three Million Mobile Downloads, AnchorFree Celebrates One Year of Explosive Growth With $1 Million in Mobile Giveaways (anchorfree.com) [edit]
    AnchorFree: A road warrior's friend, a censor's foe (tech.fortune.cnn.com) [edit]
    With Its Hotspot Shield Hitting 60M Downloads, AnchorFree Lands A Whopping $52M From Goldman Sachs (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    AnchorFree Brings Their Hotspot Shield Mobile Security App To Android (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    30 Under 30 Alumni: Where Are They Now? (inc.com) [edit]
    Viewers find ways around Olympic broadcast restrictions (blogs.ft.com) [edit]
    How To Thwart Hackers And Dictators With One Free Download (forbes.com) [edit]
    Quantcast: AnchorFree ranked the 38th most trafficked service on the Web (quantcast.com) [edit]
    America's Most Promising CEOs Under 35 (forbes.com) [edit]
    Hotspot Shield Crosses 10M Installations On Android And iOS, Showing Strong Appetite For Mobile VPN (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    America's Most Promising Companies: the top 25 of 2014 (forbes.com) [edit]
    Privacy Takes Center Stage in 2014 as AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield VPN Surpasses 200 Million Downloads (businesswire.com) [edit]
    AnchorFree CEO David Gorodyansky Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship (anchorfree.com) [edit]
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