Brief Overview

Virtru provides secure email application technology that ensures digital private sharing.


1808 Florida Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009


John Ackerly, Co-Founder and CEO of Virtru, worked previously as an advisor at the White House.


John and Will Ackerly (brothers) founded Virtru in 2012. The company received $6M in venture funding in 2014 from Bessemer Venture Partners. Will Ackerly, Co-Founder and CTO of Virtru, worked formerly as a security cloud expert at the National Security Agency.

Key Competitors

Silent Circle, Koolspan

Products and Services

Virtru provides a solution for Google Apps and Yahoo mail that ensures digital private sharing and encrypted communications. Specific capabilities in Virtru for Google Apps include the ability to send encrypted emails and attachments using Gmail, the ability to revoke messages, restrict forwarding and add expirations, and the ability to administer functions to view how and where sensitive information has traveled.