HSBC, AstraZeneca and BT all use the privacy software developed by this company to anonymise customer data, allowing them to handle sensitive information in compliance with privacy legislation. The company has 190 employees across its offices in London, New York, Boston and Paris, and was co-founded by chief executive Jason du Preez, 43, Gerard Buggy, 58, and John Taysom, 66. Jason previously co-founded financial data software business m35 in 2002, which sold to Reuters in 2009 for an undisclosed sum. Privitar secured £63m of investment in April, and £5.5m in June, bringing total funds raised to £118m. Its investors include Warburg Pincus, Accel, IQ Capital, and Salesforce Ventures. Sales grew from £1.9m in 2019 to £6.1m in 2020, and it forecasts sales of £11.1m next year.
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