💰 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.
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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.
- 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
- LiveView Technologies, a physical security software and hardware company, raised a $50.0M Series B from Sorenson Capital. (FinSMES)
- Jit, a developer-focused application security platform, raised a $38.5M Seed from Boldstart Ventures. (CTech)
- GreyNoise Intelligence, a threat intelligence platform, raised a $15.0M Series A from Radian Capital. (TechCrunch)
- CyberConIQ, a security awareness training platform, raised a $11.0M Venture Round.
- RapidFort, an attack surface management (ASM) company, raised a $8.5M Seed from Felicis Ventures. (TechCrunch)
- Quickpass, a privileged access management (PAM) platform for managed service providers (MSPs), raised a $7.0M Series A from Arthur Ventures. (Yahoo)
- BBT.live, a secure access service edge (SASE) platform, raised a $6.8M Seed from [Tzvi Neta Holdings](). (PR Newswire)
- evolutionQ, a platform for managing quantum devices and networks, raised a $5.5M Series A from Quantonation. (evolutionQ)
- Kriptos, a data identification and classification platform, raised a $3.1M Venture Round from Act One Ventures. (Contxto)
- Bunkyr, an encrypted cryptocurrency wallet account recovery platform, raised a $1.0M Pre-Seed from Soma Capitaland Y Combinator. (Bunkyr)
🤝 Mergers & Acquisitions
- CeroUno, a professional services firm, was acquired by Revelo for an undisclosed amount. (BusinessWire)
- Miburo, a cyber threat intelligence and response company, was acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount. (Built In Seattle)
- New Access S.A, a managed security services provider (MSSP), was acquired by EdgeUno for an undisclosed amount. (Capacity)
- PrivateVPN, a consumer virtual private network (VPN) platform, was acquired by Miss Group for an undisclosed amount. (Cision)
- Randori, an attack surface management (ASM) company, was acquired by IBM for an undisclosed amount. (ITPro)
- The Guardian Eagle, a database security company, was acquired by Centroid Systems for an undisclosed amount. (Security Week)
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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.
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