Startup Of The Week

Startup Of The Week: NetClean

Startup Of The Week: NetClean
NetClean CEO Anna Borgstrom

Sweden’s NetClean specializes in technologies designed to detect illicit child sexual abuse material on employer-owned laptops and mobile phones. Its software-as-a-service products have been loaded onto more than a million devices by both multinational companies and public sector organizations in 110 countries. Why would anyone store such material on their company device? A work computer is the most private device people own. Often the material is downloaded from the Dark Web onto USB keys and viewed on employer-owned devices so family members can’t stumble across it.  Employees wrongly assume that if they don’t download it on their work device and simply store it there the company will never know. “We don’t care what network was used to download the material as soon as it is consumed on a company computer we can detect it,” says NetClean CEO Anna Borgström.

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.