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Content-Security Firm Verimatrix Raises More Than $20 Million

Verimatrix has closed a third round of more than $20 million in funding from investors including JK&B Capital, Goldman Sachs and SunAmerica Ventures as the company looks to market its content-security technologies to cable and satellite markets worldwide.

The funding brings the company to $43 million to date. Previous investors, which also participated in the latest round, include Crescendo Ventures, Cipio Partners and Mission Ventures.

Verimatrix sells software to pay-TV outlets that provides content encryption, conditional access, digital rights management and watermarking functions across multiple devices and networks.

The San Diego-based company was founded in 1999 and deployed with its first telco customer, Korea Telecom, in 2004.

Verimatrix said its content-security technology has been deployed in 165 installations worldwide, representing a total of 5 million screens.