💰 Security, Funded #49 - The saga continues, Cybersecurity as a bastion of hopes for returns, Wu-Tang
The Security, Funded newsletter issue #49 - Cybersecurity funding and M&A news from the week of June 20th, 2022.
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I hope you had a great weekend!
The slowdown saga continues in cybersecurity funding this past week as we come off the wave of RSA announcements and see increased scrutiny in allocating capital for new investments.
Investors still see the cybersecurity industry as a bastion of hope for returns, so this downward trends in funding won't last forever (only Wu-Tang is forever).
Let's dive in.
- 13 companies raised $100.4M across 11 unique product categories
- 6 companies were acquired or had a merger event for $670.0M
🧩 By Product Category
- $40.0M for Threat Intelligence
- $23.0M for Application Security
- $15.0M for Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- $11.0M for Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS)
- $4.4M for Data Protection
- $3.6M for Firmware Security
- $3.1M for Physical Security
- $286.1K for Threat & Vulnerability Management (TVM)
- An undisclosed amount for Internet of Things (IoT) Security
- An undisclosed amount for Hypervisor Security
- An undisclosed amount for Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR)
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🏢 By Company
- Cyberint, a cyber threat intelligence platform, raised a $40.0M Venture Round from StageOne Ventures, Viola Growth, and Neva SGR. (FinSMES)
- RevealSecurity, an application security platform focused on insider threats and abuse, raised a $23.0M Series A from SYN Ventures. (RevealSecurity)
- ConductorOne, an identity and access review and governance platform, raised a $15.0M Series A from Accel. (TechCrunch)
- Hadrian, a breach and attack simulation (BAS) company, raised a $11.0M Seed from HV Capital. (Hadrian)
- Cosmian, a data encryption platform for data lakes and confidential computing workloads, raised a $4.4M Venture Round from Elaia and La Banque Postale. (GlobalFinTechSeries)
- BINARLY, a managed firmware security platform, raised a $3.6M Seed from Acrobator Ventures and WestWave Capital. (Security Week)
- Allthenticate, a SaaS-based facilities access management software, raised a $3.1M Seed from Silverton Partners. (PRLog)
- Eco IT, a threat and vulnerability management (TVM) platform, raised a $286.0K Seed from DOMO Invest. (TI INSIDE Online)
- Asimily, a security analytics platform for Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices, raised a undisclosed Venture Round from MemorialCare Innovation Fund and Ridge Ventures. (Vator News)
- Grayshift, a digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) company, raised an undisclosed Venture Round from Thoma Bravo. (PR Newswire)
- Lynx Software Technologies, a hypervisor virtualization security platform for Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) like air traffic control (ATC) systems, raised an undisclosed Private Equity Round from OceanSound Partners. (Lynx Software Technologies)
- Rongka Technology, an Internet of Things (IoT) security company, raised an undisclosed Series B from Fortune Venture Capital and Ark Capital Management.
- Veza, a data protection platform focused on identity and authorization, raised an undisclosed Series C from Blackstone Innovation Investments. (Veza)
🤝 Mergers & Acquisitions
- Venustech, a managed security services provider (MSSP), was acquired by China Mobile for $620.0M. (LightReading)
- LEVL Technologies, a wireless device authentication platform, was acquired by Comcast for $50.0M. (AFPKudos)
- CyberDefenses, a managed security services provider (MSSP), was acquired by Apollo Information Systems for an undisclosed amount. (Channel Futures)
- Moch, a security awareness and training company, was acquired by MetaCompliance for an undisclosed amount. (FinSMES)
- Tempered, a secure remote access platform for building IT and OT devices, was acquired by Johnson Controls for an undisclosed amount. (Johnson Controls)
- TrustTeam, a managed services provider (MSP), was acquired by Rivean Capital (formerly Glide Buy Out Partners) for an undisclosed amount. (Eubelius)
- Vublo, a managed security services provider (MSSP), was acquired by Sky.One Solutions for an undisclosed amount.
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📚 Great Reads & Finds
- A Simple SOAR Adoption Maturity Model - As security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) adoption continues at a rapid pace, security operations teams have a greater need for a structured planning approach
- Unwanted Permissions that may impact security when using the ReadOnlyAccess policy in AWS - Tempest researchers identified at least 41 actions that can lead to improper data access.
- Bill - The AWS Cost Optimization Bot - Bill enables AWS customers to proactively monitor their infrastructure costs and identify unforeseen expenses in a timely manner. Bill wants to prevent AWS customers from receiving bad surprises in their monthly bill.
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