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Active Navigation Secures $11 million Series A Funding to Expand Product Suite and Fuel Growth

Led by Mobeus, the data privacy software company will use the investment to launch a new SaaS product and accelerate global expansion

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Active Navigation, a data privacy and governance software provider, announced it has closed a $11 million funding round led by venture capital firm Mobeus. This investment follows a period of strong growth, with Active Navigation adding some of the world’s best-known brands such as BAE Systems, the United States Marine Corps and Voya Financial to its customer portfolio. Active Navigation will use the funds to accelerate the development of its new privacy-oriented SaaS product, scale operations and continue to expand internationally. 

With the steady stream of high-profile data breaches, and revelations of monetisation of personal data, consumers are increasingly concerned about how their personal information is being captured, shared, stored and deleted. The increase in global data privacy regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in the United States also reflects this societal change - with corporate data governance under increasing scrutiny. 

Trevor Hope, Partner at Mobeus (and incoming board member), said,

“Data privacy has emerged as a rapidly growing technology category. After extensive reviews of the vendor landscape, Active Navigation stood-out as a clear leader with remarkable product innovation, an experienced management team and an impressive list of satisfied customers. We look forward to working with the Active Navigation team to further foster their growth trajectory and cement their position as a frontrunner in the rapidly growing data privacy market.”  

The ScaleUp Group, a network of experienced tech entrepreneurs, was also an important partner in helping to secure the growth funding. They provided expert guidance to Active Navigation’s management team as they fielded multiple offers and financing types.   

With the round closed, Active Navigation plans to open offices in New York and Los Angeles, increase head-count and expand its network of technology and services partners.
Greg Blin, Investment Director, led the deal for Mobeus supported by Amaad Mahmood, Investment Executive. Mobeus was advised by HMT (financial due diligence), Marriott Harrison and Warshaw Burnstein (legal), Intechnica (IT due diligence), PMSI Strategy (commercial due diligence) and Stratton HR (management due diligence). 

20 November 2019

“Consumers are demanding better protection of their personal information. As a result, there is a pressing need for companies to prioritise data privacy in all their business operations. Active Navigation has an exciting opportunity in front of it, which was the catalyst for this infusion of capital. This investment will help us to advance product development and scale rapidly to support our customers with data mapping, data minimisation and regulatory compliance.” 

Peter Baumann, Active Navigation's CEO

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20 November 2019