💰 Security, Funded #48 - Rates Only Go Up and to the Right, Valuations Only Go Down and to the Left

The Security, Funded newsletter issue #48 - Cybersecurity funding and M&A news from the week of June 13th, 2022.

Mike P
Mike P

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Good morning,

A predictably slow week following on the heels of the RSA Conference this year, but that doesn't mean there's no action.

Broader economic trends of rising inflation, the beginning of a series of Federal Funds rate hikes, and tech companies d0ing rounds of layoffs have created a tightening environment for fund raising for startups and established companies alike.

Those who are raising funds should expect increased due diligence periods and less frothy valuations, but there are still a lot of funds to capture out there.

Let's dive in.

💰 Summary

  • 11 companies raised $146.5M across 9 unique product categories
  • 6 companies were acquired or had a merger event

🧩 By Product Category

  • $50.0M for Physical Security
  • $38.5M for Application Security
  • $15.0M for Threat Intelligence
  • $11.1M for Security Awareness
  • $8.5M for Attack Surface Management (ASM)
  • $7.0M for Privileged Access Management (PAM)
  • $6.8M for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
  • $5.5M for Secure Networking
  • $4.1M for Data Protection


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🏢 By Company

🤝 Mergers & Acquisitions

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📚 Great Reads & Finds

  • The Philosophy of Prevention - Chris Farris talks about the pit-falls of cloud security posture management (CSPM) and how the art and science behind taking a preventative approach to cloud security is harder than you think.
  • Top Ten Security Tips for APIs - APIs are being attacked by bots all the time, being abused all over the internet. Even without a front end, APIs are still a big target for malicious actors. How do we fight this? In this talk WeHackPurple covers all the best practices for making your APIs tough and safe.
  • How Cloud Security Has Changed in the Age of COVID-19 - The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the migration to the cloud for many organizations, and there have also been challenges associated with securing hybrid or multi-cloud environments, according to Omdia Senior Principal Analyst Fernando Montenegro.

🧪 Labs

POV: You work in cybersecurity and just went to the RSA or Gartner security conferences and you're trying to make sense of what you just saw

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Mike P