An Anna start-up may have a way to prevent that and potentially turn itself into the region's next $100 million venture.
Image Vision Labs has developed online filters for inappropriate images, texts, videos on websites and mobile devices. Customers include Apple and Photobucket. It also recently partnered with Alcatel on a development project.
The company is pursuing licensing agreements and partnerships with Web and wireless service providers, but there's also potential for other industries.
The eight-employee company just landed a big vote of confidence - its first institutional investment of more than $2 million from San Francisco-based Walden Venture Capital and other private investors. That followed about $235,000 in funding from two smaller sources this summer.
Chief executive Steven White wrote the code for Image Vision Labs' software and co-founded the company in late 2008 with chief operating officer Mitch Butler and Chad Harbour, head of Web sales.