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- 💰 Security, Funded #52 - A Hacker-led DAO, growth is the name of the new game, and hey look ma we made it!
💰 Security, Funded #52 - A Hacker-led DAO, growth is the name of the new game, and hey look ma we made it!
I hope you all had a great weekend!
Funding continues to make a rebound but in non-traditional ways this last week. We've got drones and an interesting industry crossover this week is funding for a hacker-led Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) that's focused on fixing bugs in Web3 projects. With week after week of ̶c̶r̶y̶p̶t̶o̶ ̶p̶o̶n̶z̶i̶ ̶s̶c̶h̶e̶m̶e̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶h̶a̶c̶k̶s̶ projects, all I have to say about this is it's about damn time.
Also - Hey look ma, we made it to one year of writing this newsletter! 🎉🥳🍾
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Let's dive in.
9 companies raised $180.9M across 9 unique product categories
6 company was acquired or had a merger event for $100.0M
🧩 By Product Category
$75.0M for Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS)
$40.2M for Internet of Things (IoT) Security
$30.0M for Airspace Security
$25.0M for Secure Networking
$5.0M for Threat Intelligence
$3.3M for Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)
$2.0M for Embedded Security
$414.0K for Threat & Vulnerability Management (TVM)
An undisclosed amount for Application Security
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🏢 By Company
🤝 Mergers & Acquisitions
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📚 Great Reads & Finds
Apple Introduces "Lockdown Mode" - Apple intros "extreme" optional protection against the scourge of mercenary spyware.
What it Takes to be a Cyber Investor - Forgepoint Capital's Alberto Yepez gives his take on what it takes to be a cybersecurity investor in today's climate as a long time managing director Forgepoint and serial entrepreneur.
Digital Privacy in a Post-Roe World - The use of technology has made it practically impossible for Americans to evade tracking and it's about to get even harder for some people.
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