Washington – Personal, a start-up developing a system that
helps consumers protect personal digital data, has raised $7.6 million in its
first round of venture capital financing, TechCrunch reported, citing a
regulatory filing.

Grotech Ventures and Revolution LLC led the investment
round; Allen & Company and Eric Semler also participated.

Founded in 2009,
Washington-based Personal’s service is currently in private beta.

The company
says it can help consumers prevent companies from tracking and selling their
personal information without consent.


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