Cilter’s search for €2m to block bullies

Cilter’s search for €2m to block bullies

The businesswoman Rena Maycock, co-owner of the Intro Matchmaking dating agency, has appointed PWC to raise €2m in funding for her new child-protection software venture.

Maycock set up Cilter last year to develop software to block malicious online content, including cyber-bullying messages. She said the company was raising funds to hire more software developers and test its product before a full commercial launch.

“As soon as I say this product will help to block hateful content and bullying through user-generated apps, people say ‘I get it’,” she said. “It is part of the zeitgeist as people are so aware of the damage cyber-bullying can cause.”

Maycock said the company had already developed a viable product that could be tested by potential investors. The entrepreneur said….

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