Metaforic Raises $8 Million To Combat Software Pirates, Hackers

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Anti-piracy software maker Metaforic, based in Glasgow, California and Tokyo, has raised $8 million in a round led by Scottish Equity Partners. Existing backers Pentech Ventures and the Scottish Investment Bank’s Scottish Venture Fund participated in the round.

Founded in 2006, Metaforic offers two main products: MetaFortress, which helps software developers protect their applications against piracy, subversion and tampering, and MetaSure for secure information storage.

Metaforic, which says it currently counts a slew of video game manufacturers and enterprise software businesses among its customers, will use the additional capital to boost its international sales and marketing activity. The round brings its total to $10 million in funding.

(Source: press release)