DuckDuckGoose Secures €1.3 Million in Pre-Seed Round

by Kay Aloha Villamor in June 17th, 2024

DuckDuckGoose, a Delft, Netherlands-based startup specializing in AI detection software designed to combat deepfake threats, secured €1.3 million in pre-seed funding. 


The round was backed by Shaping Impact Group, Ctrl+Alt+Invest, Aruma Ventures, Graduate Entrepreneur Fund, and Sander Kuijk. 

DuckDuckGoose Use of Funds 

The company will use the funds to enhance its software accuracy and expand its operations. 

About DuckDuckGoose 

Founded by Joris Mollinga, Parya Lotfi, and Mark Evenblij, DuckDuckGoose developed AI detection software to combat deepfake threats, which are synthetic media created using deep learning techniques to fabricate content. By detecting altered images, videos, and audio, DuckDuckGoose aims to prevent social scams and the spread of fake news. The company's technology is intended for use by governments, businesses, and individuals, with clients such as the Dutch House of Representatives and DataChecker. 

Funding Details  

Company: DuckDuckGoose  

Raised: €1.3M   

Round: Pre-Seed Round   

Funding Month: June 2024   

Investor: Shaping Impact Group, Ctrl+Alt+Invest, Aruma Ventures, Graduate Entrepreneur Fund, Sander Kuijk  

Company Website:  

Software Category: Deep Fakes Detection  


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