I hope you had a great weekend!
Another big week for funding and M&As in the cybersecurity space plus a new referral program with new rewards for the newsletter drops today.
FYI - To the folks who have already hit a tier or two on the last scale, be on the lookout for me to email you directly for your new rewards. 😎
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Funding by product category
16 companies raised $741.6M across 11 unique product categories
6 companies were acquired or had a merger event for $375.0M
🧩 By Product Category
$412.0M for Application Security
$174.0M for Data Protection
$45.0M for Threat Intelligence
$30.0M for Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP)
$27.0M for Internet Security
$22.5M for Threat & Vulnerability Management (TVM)
$20.0M for Endpoint Protection
$10.0M for Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS)
$1.1M for Privacy
An undisclosed amount for Secure Networking
An undisclosed amount for Professional Services
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🏢 By Company
SonarSource, a code quality and code security developer tool, raised a $412.0M Venture Round from Advent International, General Catalyst.
Veza, a data protection platform focused on identity and authorization, raised a $110.0M Series C from Accel.
Strider, a threat intelligence platform for cyber espionage threats, raised a $45.0M Series B from Valor Equity Partners.
ARMO, a Kubernetes cloud workload protection platform (CWPP), raised a $30.0M Series A from Tiger Global Management.
Source Defense, a platform for protecting against automated attacks and client-side threats, raised a $27.0M Series B from Springtide Ventures.
Enveil, a data protection platform that allows for searching of encrypted data-in-use, raised a $25.0M Series B from USAA.
intigriti, a bug bounty platform, raised a $22.0M Series B from Octopus Ventures.
Doppler, an API secrets management platform, raised a $20.0M Series A from CRV.
Fleet Device Management, a mobile device management (MDM) platform for employee laptops and cloud servers, raised a $20.0M Series A from CRV.
Smallstep, an open-source toolkit to automate TLS certificate administration, raised a $19.0M Series A from StepStone Group.
MazeBolt Technologies, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack simulation platform, raised a $10.0M Venture Round from Unknown.
Rita Personal Data, a consumer data privacy service, raised a $1.1M Pre-Seed from Pitchdrive.
RedRays, a threat and vulnerability detection platform for SAP systems, raised a $500.0K Corporate Round from Unknown.
Beacon Global Strategies, a professional services firm specializing in international policy, defense, cybersecurity, and intelligence., raised an undisclosed Private Equity Round from ICV Partners.
Internxt, a secure cloud storage platform, raised an undisclosed Corporate Round from Unknown.
WiJungle, a secure networking platform, raised an undisclosed Seed from Unknown.
🤝 Mergers & Acquisitions
🔐 Secure The Job
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📚 Great Reads & Finds
Early Security for Startups - This is advice for early-stage startups without security teams (the post ends with advice on your first security hire!). It focuses on the basics for an early-stage startup.
Remove Your Contact Info From Google - Google now lets you request the removal of personal contact information from search results and individual sites.
What To Look For When Reviewing a Company’s Infrastructure - Marco Lancini covers how to prioritize where to focus and what to fix when reviewing your organization's cloud infrastructure and footprint.
IYKYK - Somebody please make an Instagram channel of just cleaning up told tech.
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