We do not want parties to gain influence which do not or might not stand
behind our values. That is why in the initial funding phase we took more
personal risks instead of selling parts of our company for easy money.
The legal entity behind Safing is Safing ICS Technologies GmbH, a private company registered in Austria.
We are thankful for all the partnerships & possibilities that emerged
from our earlier R&D heavy years in order to explore new privacy frontiers.
Slowly but surely we migrated into our dream scenario where we only have to rely on the support and trust of our users. Help us remain independent by using Portmaster and considering an upgrade.
Through these partnerships we not only received funding, but
much needed support, advice, training, encouragement and helpful
To everyone involved - you know who you are: Thank you so much, we would not be here without you!
The FFG is the national funding institution for Research & Development of Austria. Their goal is to strengthen innovation and the economy.
We got accepted into the FFG Basisprogramm in 2019 continuing until 2022. The included funding and loan enabled us to hire our first employees and further progress our products.
Netidee funding from 2017 helped us to kickstart all this. In late 2019 and 2020, they granted follow-up fundings for the years 2019/20 and 2020/21 respectively.
Through our crowdfunding campaign we received our first supporters who also backed us financially. Thanks to every one of you for giving us your trust and money even before we had any software to show for!
Safing ICS Technologies GmbH is participating in the ESA Business Incubation Centre Austria. We are incubated by Accent, with SPG and the Lower Austrian State as the contractual partners.
The Fund of Excellence is an investment fund by the Erste Group, that invests in people, rather than companies. They were investing in one of Safing’s founders.
We invest our personal time and money to further push the project and company. Starting from 2017, and drastically increasing over the next years, we personally invested over 200.000€ in value.