Malwarebytes, started ten years ago by then 14-year-old Marcin Kleczynski, has raised $30 million in its first round of funding, the anti-malware company announced on Thursday.

The company said the funding from Highland Capital Partners would be used to increase the global footprint of California-headquartered Malwarebytes, which has over 60 million quarterly active users.

Launched in 2008, Malwarebytes offers consumer and enterprise products to help stop advanced malware, zero-day exploits and mobile threats.

The company did not disclose the valuation.

“With no previous funding, the Malwarebytes team has built an advanced engine which has stopped Billions of cutting-edge threats.  The company’s reputation for detecting the most sophisticated malware in this way has created a hugely loyal customer-base,” said Corey Mulloy, Partner at Highland Capital Partners.

Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, said: “We’re proud to join the Highland Capital portfolio and this round of financing will accelerate our global expansion plans. It will allow us to continue building an even better company for protecting our devoted army of personal users and businesses all over the world.”

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