$10M for SocialShield

SocialShield, a San Bruno, CA-based startup that offers subscription-based Web tools that parents can use to monitor their children’s activity on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, said yesterday that it has completed a $10 million Series A financing round. Venrock, U.S. Venture Partners, and “notable Silicon Valley angels” led the round, including Russell Fradin, Larry Braitman, George Garrick, Craig Sherman and Rick Thompson. “Today everyone agrees that you’d be crazy to connect your computer online without some form of virus and spyware protection,” Venrock partner Brian Ascher said in a statement. “We think that very soon parents will come to realize that it would be crazy to let their kids online without some form of protection like SocialShield.”

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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