AnchorFree’s mission is to provide secure and private access to the world’s information for every person on the planet. AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield app is the world’s most popular freedom and privacy platform, that has had over 350 million downloads on mobile devices and computers. Hotspot Shield is the starting point, for mobile and Web access, making all applications and websites secure, private and accessible. Hotspot Shield is the biggest disrupter of Internet censorship, enabling freedom for millions of people to access all of the world’s information. AnchorFree has been named among America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes in 2013 and 2014, the AnchorFree founders have been profiled by Inc, Fortune and Forbes and have won numerous awards for leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation. AnchorFree is growing by 6 million new downloads of Hotspot Shield per month. Funded by $63 million from Goldman Sachs, Bert Roberts (the former CEO and chairman of MCI), Esther Dyson (Board Director WPP and Yandex), Doug Maine (former CFO of IBM), and Subrah Iyar (founder of Webex), AnchorFree is focused on bringing online privacy and freedom to the next billion Internet users. Growing at over 200% year over year, AnchorFree has achieved many records and milestones so far, including: * 50 million unique monthly users * 200 million desktop & 50 million mobile installs * Approaching 3 billion monthly page views * Global users in 190+ countries
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Menlo Park, US
Size (employees)
130 (est)+2%
AnchorFree was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, US
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Key People/Management at AnchorFree

David Gorodyansky

David Gorodyansky

CEO and Co-Founder
Michael Geer

Michael Geer

Peter Hoag

Peter Hoag

Board Member & Co-founder
Eugene Lapidous

Eugene Lapidous

Chief Architect

AnchorFree Office Locations

AnchorFree has offices in Menlo Park and Stans
Menlo Park, US (HQ)
155 Constitution Dr
Stans, CH
32 Hansmatt
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AnchorFree Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$62.8 m

Latest funding size

$52 m

Time since last funding

6 years ago
AnchorFree's latest funding round in May 2012 was reported to be $52 m. In total, AnchorFree has raised $62.8 m
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AnchorFree News and Updates

How massive data growth is good for AI (and a problem)

GUEST: Ninety percent of all the data available online today has accumulated over the last couple of years. This pool of data is projected to grow exponentially as we all contribute to it each day through 500 million tweets, 4.3 billion Facebook posts, 5.75 billion “likes,” and 6 billion daily Googl…
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