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Virtual World Computing

Cocoon is a true cloud browser focused on consumer and small business' Internet privacy and security.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2009
  • Employees 11
  • Website

Company Summary

We are the first fully integrated "cloud browser" with our mission to create a private and secure browsing experience for the consumer. With Cocoon all of your meta data such as history, cookies, passwords, disposable email data reside in our secure cloud with no ability for these to be identified to a user. We also protect users from viruses, malware, and phishing vulnerabilities. When log out, nothing remains on your computer.


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    Jeffrey C. Bermant
    Co-Founder and CEO

    Jeffrey C. Bermant, Co-Founder, CEO. Mr. Bermant is a true visionary. He started his career in real estate and now has turned his attention to creating a new private and secure Internet. Mr. Bermant founded and ran one of the largest real estate development companies in SB,CA. He has been an entrepreneur from the beginning of his business career finding ways to solve complex problems and create success.

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    Brian Van Loo
    Director of Development and Operations

    Brian VanLoo is director of Development and Operations. Brian is responsible for all technical aspects of running the company's innovative Cocoon online protection product. Prior to VWC Brian has over 25 years’ experience in the software development and Internet services industries, working for equipment test and measurement companies like Teradyne and Ixia and Internet service provider NetZero. Brian has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a B

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    Josh Guthrie
    Marketing Director

    Joshua Guthrie, Marketing Director, started his marketing career as a data broker in the direct marketing space. He soon after started his own firm, Global-E Group, providing direct marketing databases to companies like Vista Print and Toyota North America. Joshua served as Marketing Manager for the national residential real estate company RebuildUS, where he played an integral part in developing the direct-to-consumer marketing strategy, as well

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    Thomas J. Bermant
    Director of Customer Experience and Q/A

    Thomas Bermant, Director of Customer Experience, graduated with a BA from Colorado College in 2009. He has been working with Cocoon since 2009 and was the first employee hired. Since then, Thomas has performed many roles in the company. He established Cocoon’s well-regarded customer service division that responds to all customers with one business day, worked closely with Cocoon’s development team as the lead quality assurance tester for the comp

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    Blake J. Bronstad
    Director of Social Marketing

    Blake Bronstad is Director of Social Marketing. Blake maintains social media coordination, branding, and creative curator for Cocoon and CocoonKids. Blake has a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and more recently a background in iOS app consultation and new media.

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    Pete Gallagher

    Pete Gallagher, Controller, has over 20 years’ experience in the accounting field. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics, with an emphasis in Accounting, Pete’s varied accounting experience includes working in public accounting for Deloitte & Touche, the retail industry with Copeland Sporting Goods, apparel manufacturing with Wells & Company and Performance Apparel and real estate, working for Berm


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    Reicker,Pfau,Plye & McRoy

Previous Investors

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    Herbert Simon-Simon Property Group
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    George Holbrook
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    Robert Hanisee