Wickr Snags $9M For Disappearing Messages

San Francisco-based Wickr, which develops mobile apps for sending self-destructing text, pictures, audio, and video messages, has raised $9M in a funding round. The company said the funding was led by Alsop Louie, and also included Juniper Networks and Knight Foundation. The company also said that angels Eileen Burbidge, Richard Clarke, Gerhard Eschelbeck, Thor Halvorssen, John Hering, Paul Kocher, Jeff Moss, Mark Patterson, Shawn Rubin, Adrian Steckel, Joel Wallenstrom and Amit Yoran also participated. The company--which says it uses "military-grade encryption"--is selling itself as a more secure version of Snapchat. Wickr is led by Nico Sell.