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💰Security, Funded #58 - More deals going private, a really low week in funding, and getting creative

Hey there,

I hope you had a great weekend!

A big shout out goes to the GreyNoise and Krit teams for their recent acquisition! Krit was a driving force for much of the UI/UX experience of GreyNoise and why it has been such a big hit with the cybersecurity community at large.

GreyNoise liked Krit so they put a ring on it and this kind of vertical integration was a real big brain move. 🧠

I would not be surprised if we continue to see more non-traditional acquisitions in this space as founders are challenged to be more creative and conservative with the usage of their funds in this compressed environment.

In this week's issue

  • More deals are going private

  • The lowest week of funding to date

  • Getting creative with vertical integration

Let's dive in.

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📊 Market News

  • Global Cyber Security Market Size to Reach $478.7B by 2030 (more)

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💰 Funding Summary

  • 9 companies raised $29.1M across 9 unique product categories

  • 3 companies were acquired or had a merger event across 3 unique product categories

🧩 Funding by Product Category

  • $14.0M for Privacy

  • $6.7M for Cyber Insurance

  • $5.0M for Secure Collaboration and Messaging

  • $2.4M for Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • $999.7K for Cybersecurity Education & Training

  • An undisclosed amount for Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

  • An undisclosed amount for Data Protection

  • An undisclosed amount for Cloud Security

  • An undisclosed amount for Attack Surface Management (ASM)



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