Happy Tuesday! The newsletter took a break for the July 4th holiday in the US yesterday, but will be back on the regularly scheduled programming next week.
Same bat time, same bat channel. 🦇🧔🏽♂️
Basically me last week minus the mask, muscles, and sweet robe.
I hope you all got some time to rest this weekend whether from a slowing deal market or just taking a vacation.
Deal flow continues to trickle back in while large tech companies continue to make layoffs after raising record breaking funding rounds.
Let's dive in.
11 companies raised $197.0M across 10 unique product categories
2 companies were acquired or had a merger event
🧩 By Product Category
$60.0M for Secure Remote Access
$50.0M for Professional Services
$22.0M for Data Security Posture Management (DSPM)
$22.0M for Confidential Computing
$13.0M for Passwordless Authentication
$11.6M for Cyber Insurance
$8.6M for Threat & Vulnerability Management (TVM)
$8.0M for Cloud Security
$1.3M for Data Access Governance
$500.0K for Data Protection
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🤝 Mergers & Acquisitions
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📚 Great Reads & Finds
The Cybersecurity Skills Gap is Another Instance of Late-stage Capitalism - It’s common to hear that it’s hard to get into cybersecurity, and that this is a problem. That seems to be true, but it’s informative to ask a simple follow-up: A problem for who? h/t Daniel Miessler
7 Steps to Stronger SaaS Security - Continuous monitoring is key to keeping up with software-as-a-service changes, but that's not all you'll need to get better visibility into your SaaS security.
Modern problems require modern solutions. Improvise, adapt, overcome.
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