TunnelBear got started in 2011 as a "for-fun" project. We saw a potential in VPN (Virtual Private Networks). At the time, VPNs were still very difficult to use and built mostly for tech-savvy users. You had to understand things like ports, encryption protocols and other things that most people don't know anything about. We decided we want to make a fun, approachable VPN that everyone could use.
After launching the Mac, Windows apps in 2011, we quickly saw a huge demand. In 2012 we introduced iOS and Android apps and in 2014 we released Chrome extensions. Since 2011 we've introduced online privacy to over 15,000,000 people in 179 countries.
We are now charging-ahead to introduce new products and features that can help everyone browse online privately and securely...with Bears.