BlueIO is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in technology, security, health, food, agriculture, and green energy companies that is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in 2017 by David Furneaux and Jan Haas.
Prior to founding BlueIO David Furneaux helped build technology companies operating in the internet infrastructure, software, and cybersecurity industries; most notably Aironet, Philasar, and Lufa Farms. Before founding BlueIO, Jan Haas and his prior venture capital teams, invested close to $1 billion in over 150 companies. Haas is also an angel investor and advisor for early stage companies.
On March 21, 2018 BlueIO plead Virsec's $24 million series B round with Artiman Ventures, Amity Ventures, Raj Singh, and Boston Seed Capital. The CEO, Chairman, and co-founder of BlueIO made the following statements regarding the firms lead investment:
We’ve been stuck in an outdated security mindset for too long – protect the perimeter and guess what threats are coming next. Even with artificial intelligence, this is not nearly good enough. Virsec turns this model on its head and eliminates uncertainty. By protecting applications from the inside, in real-time, in any environment, they have changed the game for security.