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$1.6M | 2 yrs ago

About Wickr

Wickr is a company that focuses on securing communications through end-to-end encryption, operating within the cybersecurity industry. The company offers a range of services that enable secure collaboration across messaging, calling, file sharing, and screen sharing. Wickr primarily serves sectors such as the military, government agencies, enterprises, and healthcare. It was founded in 2013 and is based in New York, New York. Wickr operates as a subsidiary of Amazon Web Services.

Headquarters Location

254 W 31st St

New York, New York, 10001,

United States




Research containing Wickr

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Wickr in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Jun 29, 2021.

Expert Collections containing Wickr

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Wickr Patents

Wickr has filed 88 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • cryptography
  • secure communication
  • cryptographic protocols
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Domain name system, Cryptography, Computer network security, Key management, Country code top-level domains


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Related Topics

Domain name system, Cryptography, Computer network security, Key management, Country code top-level domains



Latest Wickr News

'Nervous' Linthorpe paedophile caught with baby abuse image FIVE days after prison release

Nov 17, 2023

'Nervous' Linthorpe paedophile caught with baby abuse image FIVE days after prison release Matthew Laidler was caught when his sex offender manager turned up at his house to check his internet use Matthew Laidler (Image: Cleveland Police) Get the latest news from Teesside Crown Court direct to your inbox with our free email newsletter Invalid emailSomething went wrong, please try again later. More Newsletters We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and third parties based on our knowledge of you. More info Thank you for subscribing! Group 28 Get the latest news from Teesside Crown Court direct to your inbox with our free email newsletter Invalid emailSomething went wrong, please try again later. Sign Up × A pervert is starting his third prison sentence after he was caught with an illegal image of a baby girl on his mobile phone. Matthew Laidler "appeared nervous and was tapping away on his mobile" when his offender manager made an unannounced visit to his Middlesbrough home, on October 8. Laidler had been released from a 29-month prison sentence five days earlier. Teesside Crown Court heard that the 33-year-old claimed he was "texting his grandma" but police found that he had been sent an indecent image of a baby. He replied to the sender: "Hi bud. Beautiful. I've nothing to send back to you at the moment" before making an explicit sexual comment about the baby. Laidler had downloaded the Wickr and Mega apps, where users can send end-to-end encrypted messages. Laidler, who gives his address as HMP Durham but is from Linthorpe in Middlesbrough, pleaded guilty to the possession of an indecent image and failing to comply with sex offender notification requirements. He was convicted of the sexual assault of a child in 2006; and he was jailed for the first time in 2015 for the possession of indecent images of children. In April 2022, he was handed another the 29-month prison term after it emerged he'd been babysitting young girls, sleeping over and giving one of them baths. The terms of his licence prohibited from having any contact with children. The court heard that after his latest offence, Laidler was recalled to prison to serve the remainder of his 2022 sentence, which finishes in December 2024. He listened on video link from HMP Durham as Judge Paul Watson told him that the apps he had downloaded were capable of "removing any trace of messages." Laidler was handed a 26-month prison sentence. Go here for the latest reports and live updates from Teesside's courts Story Saved You can find this story in   My Bookmarks. Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right. Follow TeessideLive Most Recent Most Recent

Wickr Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Wickr founded?

    Wickr was founded in 2013.

  • Where is Wickr's headquarters?

    Wickr's headquarters is located at 254 W 31st St, New York.

  • What is Wickr's latest funding round?

    Wickr's latest funding round is Seed VC.

  • How much did Wickr raise?

    Wickr raised a total of $89.77M.

  • Who are the investors of Wickr?

    Investors of Wickr include In-Q-Tel, Amazon Web Services, Montgomery TechLab, Alsop Louie Partners, Breyer Capital and 11 more.

  • Who are Wickr's competitors?

    Competitors of Wickr include BlueSecures, Crypho, Sendbird, Confide, Frankly Media and 7 more.


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