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Somerville startup raises $25m to scan for online threats

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Recorded Future, a Somerville startup that provides businesses with real-time information about potential online threats, said Tuesday that it has raised $25 million in a new funding round led by New York-based Insight Venture Partners. It plans to use the money to continue to develop the machine learning technology that helps it scan the digital landscape — including social media — for risks.

Recorded Future said it has raised a total of about $58 million to date and has 164 employees.

Chief executive Christopher Ahlberg said in a statement that the new investment allows Recorded Future to “supercharge our efforts to explore new solutions to the issues plaguing the cybersecurity industry both today and in the future.”

Andy Rosen can be reached at andrew.rosen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @andyrosen.