New investment fuels Smartlockr’s people-centric data security strategy

New investment fuels Smartlockr’s people-centric data security strategy

AMSTERDAM, 23rd February 2023 - Smartlockr, the leading innovator in people-centric data security, has secured an investment from Round2 Capital, NextGen Ventures 2, and Security of Things Fund. The funding will be used to grow internationally and to keep on innovating.

Smartlockr, a Dutch company specialized in data and email security, provides an easy-to-use platform for organizations to prevent data leaks of sensitive information. Secure communication is essential for all organizations that exchange sensitive data, such as governments, healthcare providers, and legal and financial businesses.

“We're thrilled to have secured this investment round”, CEO Hans de Graaf from Smartlockr states. “Round2 is our first foreign investor, which will help us grow internationally. It will also help us to keep and even extend our leading technological position in the field of data and email security.”

Stefan Nagel, Managing Partner at Round2 sees Smartlockr as the perfect fit for the Round2 investment strategy. “We are looking for fast growing, well managed software companies with a B2B offering. Supporting solutions in the cybersecurity space is one of our focus areas, as we believe this to be one of the key challenges in the digital space going forward.”

Hans-Roham (2 Hans de Graaf (CEO at Smartlockr) and Roham Rahimi (Founder and COO at Smartlockr)


Creating a care-free work life by helping users prevent data breaches

The key challenge Smartlockr addresses is the human error in communication, which is the main cause of preventable data breaches worldwide. User-friendliness tends to be forgotten in cybersecurity. But technology alone doesn't provide a foolproof protection, people need to use the platform. Smartlockr combines technical innovation with a people-centric approach, which makes it easy for users to share data securely, according to privacy guidelines and regulations.

“Smartlockr makes the users become the strongest asset in preventing data breaches thanks to our user-friendly approach”, De Graaf says. To guarantee this user-centric approach, companies can customize how Smartlockr works for them, as a background service or as an interactive plug-in. And the users won’t experience a big change in how they are currently working, so Smartlockr has a huge adoption rate which results in a massive decrease in the number of data leaks.”

For Nagel from Round2 the people-centric way of thinking is where Smartlockr distinguishes itself from the competition. “Any user-centric security solution depends on compliance, which in turn is predicated on usability. Based on this, we see large potential for the Smartlockr product in the space and are eager to join forces with the company to the next steps for their next growth phase.”


For more information on this topic, please contact:

Hans de Graaf

Round2 Capital
Maximilian Held
Investment Manager 

About Smartlockr

Smartlockr is a people-centric data security company, providing organizations with advanced solutions to help prevent human errors in handling private data. Smartlockr can be tailor-made to suit any organization’s needs. Numerous large healthcare companies, government agencies, and private companies in the Benelux and the Nordics are already using Smartlockr to give their workers the peace of mind that they are safely handling and exchanging private data.

About Round2

Round2 Capital is a fast-growing European investment firm with €115 million under management. Based in Vienna, the firm is a strong partner for European scale-ups and companies with digital and sustainable business models. Since its founding in 2017, Round2 Capital has been pioneering revenue-based finance in Europe and is active in several European countries, with a focus on Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and the Nordic countries. To date, Round2 Capital has invested in more than 26 different companies.

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