• Experian Acquired Child Safety Startup SafetyWeb

    Nearly a month ago credit behemoth Experian acquired child identity and safety startup Safety Web. Experian actually announced it on May 18 as part of its statement around its quarterly financials, although it is buried in the notes on page 39 of that statement. The acquisition price was not disclosed, although we’ve heard unconfirmed reports from sources that it was in the $20… Read More

  • SafetyWeb Acquires iHound And myID, Pushes People-Centric Security Solution

    SafetyWeb is a Silicon Valley startup that until recently has focused on serving anxious parents who want to know what their kids are up to on the tubes. But they’ve been on an acquisition tear – Odojo back in July, and now two more small security startups – iHound Software and myID They aren’t disclosing the terms of either new deal, other than to say that each… Read More

  • SafetyWeb's Free Online Tracking Helps Police Find Missing Kids

    Child safety monitoring service SafetyWeb is releasing a free version of its online tracking tool today, specifically for law enforcement agencies. The SWOT tool allows police to secure the social networking accounts of a missing child and access recent status updates. Basically it tracks recent activity across platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and any other social networking services… Read More

  • SafetyWeb Acquires Odojo In Battle To Monitor The Youngsters

    SafetyWeb, a service that lets parents monitor their children’s online social activities, has made its first acquisition – Colorado based Odojo. The companies are not disclosing the terms of the deal other than that it is an all cash transaction. In June SafetyWeb announced a $8 million funding round from Battery Ventures with First Round Capital, and the company has raised a total… Read More

  • SafetyWeb Secures $8 Million So Parents Can Better Secure Their Kids Online

    When we last wrote about SafetyWeb in November, they hadn’t launched yet. Still, that didn’t stop Battery Ventures from pumping in a $750,000 angel round of funding. Now they’re about three months post-launch and investors are clearly liking what they’re seeing as the service has just raised another $8 million. SafetyWeb is a services that allows parents to monitor… Read More

  • SafetyWeb To Target Anxious Parents

    Mike Clark and Geoffrey Arone are preparing to roll out a new startup – SafetyWeb – we’ve confirmed. The company has raised a small angel round from Battery Ventures. Clarke was an early executive and SVP of Engineering at Photobucket and was there from the start and for two years following the $300 million acquisition from FIM/MySpace. Arone, a cofounder of Flock… Read More