Custos Overview

  • Founded
  • 2013

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 4

  • Latest Deal Type
  • Later Stage VC

  • Investors
  • 8

Custos General Information


Developer of watermarking and bitcoin technology designed to protect digital media files from online piracy. The company's technology embeds bitcoin bounties as watermarks within videos and movies in order to combat digital piracy, enabling clients with a secure digital distribution of video files for any project.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Network Management Software
Other Industries
Business/Productivity Software
Primary Office
  • LaunchLab
  • Hammandshand Road
  • Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7599
  • South Africa
+27 021 000 0000

Custos Timeline

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Custos Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
9. Later Stage VC 01-Jan-2021 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
8. Grant 28-May-2020 0000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
7. Seed Round 11-Dec-2017 00000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Accelerator/Incubator 01-Jan-2017 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Seed Round 26-Aug-2016 00000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Seed Round 08-Apr-2016 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Early Stage VC 01-Jan-2015 00000 00000 Completed Startup
2. Grant 01-Apr-2014 $46.5K Completed Startup
1. Accelerator/Incubator Completed Startup
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Custos Executive Team (3)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Gert-Jan van Rooyen Ph.D Co-Founder, Director & Chief Executive Officer
Herman Lintvelt Ph.D Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Frederick Lutz Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer & Director
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Custos Board Members (1)

Name Representing Role Since
Anita Nel Custos Board Member 000 0000
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Custos Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

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Custos Investors (8)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Stellenbosch Graduate Institute Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Zephyr Management PE/Buyout Minority 000 0000 000000 0 Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Grindstone Accelerator Accelerator/Incubator Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Digital Currency Group Corporate Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Custos Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
0000000 00000 16-Dec-2016 000000000 00000 Information Services (B2C)
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