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Funding doubled from last week showing that venture capital investment in this space is not slowing doing for long despite broader economic factors at play.
Let's dive in.
- 15 companies raised $405.3M across 11 unique product categories
- 2 companies were acquired or had a merger event
🧩 By Product Category
- $150.0M for Data Protection
- $115.0M for Remote Browser Isolation
- $45.0M for Cloud Security
- $25.0M for Privacy
- $21.0M for Application Security
- $20.0M for Threat & Vulnerability Management (TVM)
- $16.0M for Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- $5.3M for Threat Intelligence
- $5.0M for Privileged Access Management (PAM)
- $3.0M for Security Operations
- An undisclosed amount for Anti-Bot
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🏢 By Company
- Island, a secure remote browser isolation platform, raised a $115.0M Series B from Insight Partners.
- TokenEx, a data tokenization platform for offloading sensitive data for third-party partners, raised a $100.0M Series B from K1 Investment Management.
- Theta Lake, a data protection and compliance platform for universal collaboration platforms like Slack, Zoom, and WebEx, raised a $50.0M Series B from Battery Ventures.
- MixMode, a cloud security anomaly detection platform, raised a $45.0M Series B from PSG.
- D-ID, a facial image de-identification platform, raised a $25.0M Series B from Macquarie Capital.
- ForAllSecure, an automated application security testing platform, raised a $21.0M Series B from Koch Disruptive Technologies.
- Nucleus Security, an automated threat and vulnerability remediation platform, raised a $20.0M Series B from Lead Edge Capital.
- Clear Skye, an identity and access management (IAM) lifecycle management and governance platform, raised a $14.0M Series A from Storm Ventures.
- Apono, a privileged access management (PAM) platform for cloud services, raised a $5.0M Seed from Meron Capital.
- ThreatBlockr, a threat intelligence platform that integrates into your firewalls and SOAR platforms to block news threats, raised a $5.0M Series A from Gula Tech Adventures.
- AgileBlue, a SOC-as-a-Service company, raised a $3.0M Preferred Round from Tribeca Early Stage Partners.
- Secfense, a platform that learns user authentication flows and helps enforce multi-factor authentication (MFA) and zero-trust principles, raised a $2.0M Venture Round from Bartosz Dobrzyński.
- Threat Jammer, a threat intelligence API service, raised a $330.0K Pre-Seed.
- F8th, a customer authentication platform that protects against bot identity attacks, raised an undisclosed Grant from Google Cloud Accelerator Canada.
- SandboxAQ, a post-quantum cryptography (PQC) sandbox platform spun out from Alphabet (Google), raised an undisclosed Venture Round from Breyer Capital.
🤝 Mergers & Acquisitions
- Choice Cybersecurity, a managed services provider (MSP) focused on compliance and cybersecurity, was acquired by Pye-Barker Fire & Safety for an undisclosed amount.
- Meridian Network Services, a managed services provider (MSP) focused on cybersecurity for SMBs, was acquired by Upstack for an undisclosed amount.
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📚 Great Reads & Finds
- Startups - Avoid these Mistakes when Scaling your Compliance Program - guidance on how to scale your program or remain compliant without getting observations as your company grows.
- The Cybersecurity Industry has 53 Unicorns. - Here are 10 to watch - at least one of these companies has even sponsored the Security, Funded newsletter. I'm not saying that your company will become a unicorn if you sponsor this newsletter, but I'm not NOT saying that either. 👀
- Don’t Throw Too Much Shade on Okta - A lot of tools have admin access to a lot of things on your network and could easily become attack vectors. Let’s not jump too quickly to blame.
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