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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. 😎
Let's stack this 🧀, fam.
- 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
- WhiteHat Security, an application security company, was acquired by Synopsys for $330.0M.
- Radiflow, an operational technology (OT) cybersecurity platform, was acquired by Sabancı Holding for $45.0M.
- WeHackPurple, a cybersecurity training and education company, was acquired by Bright Security for an undisclosed amount.
- NFINIT, a managed services provider (MSP) focused on cloud infrastructure and security, was acquired by LightEdge Solutions for an undisclosed amount.
- PullRequest, a platform that provides external code review team to companies, was acquired by HackerOne for an undisclosed amount.
- Sphonic, a workflow engine to enable fraud prevention, was acquired by Signicat for an undisclosed amount.
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- Return on Security Job Board - Browse the jobs I curate each week and apply for what matches your interests.
- Return on Security Talent Collective - Join the talent collective to get personally matched with high-growth, high-upside opportunities. This is invite-only, curated by me, and you can set your profile to be public or anonymous.
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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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