💰 Security, Funded #38

Good morning,

Or rather a good afternoon from across the pond! This week's issue comes to you live and direct from the UK while on vacation where I plan to have a few proper pints. 🍻🇬🇧

For the first time since starting this newsletter, the number of acquired companies is greater than the number of funded companies this week. 😳

Let's dive in.

Funding by product category

💰 Summary

  • 7 companies raised $188.4M across 7 unique product categories

  • 11 companies were acquired or had a merger event for $2.5B

🧩 By Product Category

  • $100.0M for Network Security

  • $60.0M for Endpoint Protection

  • $12.0M for API Security

  • $7.0M for Security Awareness

  • $6.0M for Security Analytics

  • $3.4M for Payment Security

  • An undisclosed amount for Cybersecurity Education & Training



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🏢 By Company

  • Nord Security, a secure VPN platform (makers of the popular NordVPN), raised a $100.0M Venture Round from Novator and Burda Principal Investments.

  • Coronet, an endpoint protection and risk prioritization platform, raised a $60.0M Series C from Balderton Capital.

  • Corsha, an API security platform focusing on zero-trust machine-to-machine communications, raised a $12.0M Series A from Edge Ventures and TenEleven Ventures.

  • Nudge Security, a security awareness and training platform focused on human psychology, raised a $7.0M Seed from Ballistic Ventures.

  • SeeMetrics, a security analytics and reporting platform, raised a $6.0M Seed from 8VC.

  • Trustap, a payment security platform, raised a $3.4M Seed from Middlegame Ventures.

  • Malwation, a malware simulation platform for testing endpoint protection tools and threat hunting exercises, raised an undisclosed Seed.

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