Brave Software said it has completed a USD2.5 million seed round from private investors, and that Yan Zhu and Marshall T. Rose recently joined the company as senior members of its technical staff.
Yan Zhu joined Brave from the Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) security team and is a technology fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She previously worked on the Tor project and at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, where she co-developed the SecureDrop platform. She received her Bachelor in Physics from MIT, and was a PhD candidate in Physics at Stanford University prior to creating Privacy Badger for Firefox.
Marshall Rose is a prominent author, implementor, and contributor to open standards at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in areas that include electronic mail and network management. He is an active open source developer, particularly in the Internet of Things. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.