Debut: $7M in funding helped Openpath launch.

Debut: $7M in funding helped Openpath launch.

Culver City-based office security tech firm Openpath launched May 22, helped by a $7 million funding round and local funds.

Upfront Ventures and Bonfire Ventures, both of Santa Monica, joined Fika Ventures and Pritzker Group Venture Capital on the Westside, and Palo Alto-based Sorenson Ventures in the funding round.

Openpath’s product, Openpath Access, is a cloud-based system designed to allow employees, managers and business owners to securely enter the office by using their smartphones, the company said.

Openpath’s co-founders, James Segil and Alex Kazerani, co-founded EdgeCast Networks, a Santa Monica-based content delivery network in 2006.

Verizon Communications Inc. purchased it in 2013 for $350 million.

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