We own Safing

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.

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Financed by Grants, Loans and You

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.

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updated March 2022

Through these partnerships we not only received funding, but much needed support, advice, training, encouragement and helpful criticism.

To everyone involved - you know who you are: Thank you so much, we would not be here without you!

FFG 2019-2022

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.

2022 86.881€ funding held out in prospect 82.055€ loan held out in prospect
2022 Received 86.881€ funding Received 82.054€ loan
2021 Received 81.800€ funding Received 77.300€ loan
2020 Received 146.541€ funding Received 138.445€ loan
2019 Received 82.800€ funding Received 78.200€ loan
Netidee 2017-2021

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.

2021 Received 25.000€ funding
2020 Received 20.012€ funding
2019 Received 30.048€ funding
2017 Received 47.779€ funding
Kickstarter February 2020

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!

2020 Received 11.755€ funding
ESA-BIC Austria 2018-2020

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.

2019 Received 45.000€ funding
Fund of Excellence 2018-2020

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.

2018-2019 Received continuous personal funding
Personal Investment 2018-2020

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.

2019 Invested over 200.000€ in value