💰 Security, Funded #37

Good morning,

Last week was a big volume week for funding and acquisitions alike. Also, for the second time, the company sponsoring today's newsletter has also raised a large funding round.

Is it a coincidence that companies who sponsor this newsletter raise large funding rounds and go on to take over their market?

I think not! 😎

Let's dive in.

Funding by product category

💰 Summary

  • 15 companies raised $219.0M across 13 unique product categories

  • 6 companies were acquired or had a merger event for $572.0M

🧩 By Product Category

  • $57.6M for Data Protection

  • $47.3M for Threat Intelligence

  • $27.0M for Attack Surface Management (ASM)

  • $25.0M for Privacy

  • $22.0M for Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP)

  • $20.0M for SaaS Security

  • $10.8M for Internet of Things (IoT) Security

  • $4.8M for Passwordless Authentication

  • $4.0M for Fraud Detection

  • $500.0K for Application Security

  • An undisclosed amount for Security Operations

  • An undisclosed amount for Professional Services

  • An undisclosed amount for Cloud Security



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🏢 By Company

  • Cyera, a data security platform that identifies sensitive data in the cloud, raised a $56.0M Series A from Accel and Sequoia Capital.

  • ThreatBook, a threat intelligence platform, raised a $47.3M Series E from CDH Investments.

  • Cyberpion, an attack surface management (ASM) platform, raised a $27.0M Series A from U.S. Venture Partners.

  • Cloaked, a consumer-first privacy company that enables individuals to take control of their personal data, raised a $25.0M Series A from Human Capital and Lux Capital.

  • Electric, an IT and cybersecurity managed services provider (MSP), raised a $20.0M Series D from Harmonic Growth Partners.

  • Wing Security, a SaaS application security auditing and remediation platform, raised a $20.0M Series A from GGV Capital.

  • Teal Communications, an Internet of Things (IoT) security company focused on securing cellular-connected IoT devices, raised a $10.8M Series A from StageDotO and Stormbreaker Ventures.

  • tru.ID, a passwordless authentication platform leveraging mobile device SIM cards to prove identity, raised a $4.8M Seed from Sorenson Ventures.

  • Effectiv, a machine learning fraud detection platform, raised a $4.0M Seed from Accel, REV.

  • PKI Solutions, a managed security services provider (MSSP) focusing on managing identity and encryption systems, raised a $2.0M Debt Financing Round from Northwest Bank.

  • Vinchin, a virtual machine (VM) data protection and disaster recovery platform, raised a $1.6M Series A from Chengdu Venture Capital.

  • Polaris Infosec, a web application security platform, raised a $500.0K Seed from CyLon.

  • Ermetic, a cloud infrastructure security platform, raised an undisclosed Venture Round. (this week’s sponsor!)

  • QuoLab Technologies, a security operations platform that unifies threat intelligence and incident case management processes, raised an undisclosed Seed from TEDCO.

  • Truvantis, a professional services firm focused on cybersecurity, raised an undisclosed Corporate Round from Guidepost Solutions.

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📚 Great Reads & Finds

  • Security Architecture News - Dmitry Raidman and Evgeniy Kharam have a great podcast focusing on Cyber Security Architecture! They did an intense covering of the SASE framework and Application Security, and they just started their newsletters.

  • Basic security for humans in 4 Fridays - A straightforward guide on how to set up your own basic personal security for things like password managers and MFA. This is for the regular, non-InfoSec people in your lives (also known as 'muggles' 🧙‍♂️).

  • Access Undenied on AWS - Ermetic launched a new open-source tool called "Access Undenied on AWS" that parses AWS AccessDenied CloudTrail events, explains the reasons for them, and offers actionable fixes.

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 My bank: 🏦: I need you to jump through security hurdles to keep your money safe.

Me: 🙋‍♀️: No problem! Cybersecurity is a process, not a destination!

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