eGuardian Partners With Education Firm

Irvine-based eGuardian, a provider of service aimed at protecting children on the web, has partnered with safety education firm i-SAFE, according to investor the Tech Coast Angels. eGuardian develops technology for verifying the age, gender, and location of children on web sites. i-SAFE is a nonprofit which educates consumers about Internet safety. As part of the deal, i-SAFE will offer eGuardian's products as part of its educational program for schools from kindergarten to 12th grade. The TCA invested in eGuardian in August of 2008. Lead investor in eGuardian is the TCA's Stephen Block, who also serves on the firm's board of directors.