Vioguard, the Bothell, Wash., company that created a self-sanitizing keyboard and mouse, has secured another $5 million in Series A funding from Imagen Capitol Partners.
The investment brings total funding in the 9-year-old company to $11 million.
Vioguard’s patented keyboard and mouse uses the germicidal properties of ultraviolet light, UV-C, to sanitize. The company holds similar patents for touch screens, escalator handrails, pens and telephones. Both the escalator handrail sanitizer and a pen sterilizing device are projected to be released this year, the company said.
The latest round of funding will be used to expand Vioguard’s marketing, the company said in a statement. Imagen Capitol Partners will also designate two members to Vioguard’s board of directors.
“I believe the investment by Imagen will help Vioguard advance our leadership position within the ultraviolet disinfection arena,” Vioguard President Laurance Ranta said. “We are pleased to welcome Imagen Capital Partners as a shareholder and look forward to an exciting and prosperous future with them.”
Imagen Capital Parters Managing Director Chris Barrow said the firm is excited about Vioguard’s technology and leadership as “they continue their efforts to bring pioneering UV-C solutions to the worldwide marketplace.”