1Cyber-Security Startups Score Big Rounds of Venture Funding in June
June 2017 was a milestone month for cyber-security venture funding with multiple organizations raising $100 million or more in venture capital. Investors focused on areas of cyber-security that are growing the most, including the cloud, artificial intelligence, micro-segmentation, and managed services. Among the biggest funding rounds this month was scored by Illumio which raised $125 million to advance its adaptive segmentation security platform. Cloud security vendor Netskope raised $100 million as did security intelligence firm Cybereason. This slideshow covers 12 security vendors that raised money in June 2017.
2RiskRecon Secures $12M Series A Round
3Startup KryptCo Wins $1.2 Million in Seed Funding
4Netskope Brings in $100 Million for Cloud Security
Security vendor Netskope announced a new $100 million round of funding on June 6 as the company aims to expand its technology platform and market presence. The Series E funding brings the total funding to date for Netskope up to $231.4 million. “Protecting and securing cloud services is the cornerstone of our platform,” Sanjay Beri, founder and CEO, Netskope, told eWEEK.
5illumio Raises $125 Million for Adaptive Security
On June 7, Illumio announced a $125 million Series D round of funding bringing total funding to date to the company up to $267 million. “Illumio from day one has had the idea of building a software brain that is capable of understanding the environment, starting with the data center and eventually extending further out,” Andrew Rubin, CEO and co-founder of Illumio, told eWEEK.
6Yubico Raises $30 Million for Two-Factor Authentication Technology
7Minerva Raises $7.5 Million for Endpoint Security
8Trusona Secures $10 Million for Authentication Technology
9Whitesource Lands $10 Million for Compliance
Continuous open source software security and compliance management vendor Whitesource announced its $10 million Series B round on June 14. “Our vision from the outset was to help organizations safely, securely and continuously adopt, manage and deploy open source components,” Rami Sass, Co-founder and CEO of WhiteSource, said in a statement.
10MKACyber Launches with $4.1 Million Series A Round
Managed Security Operations Services Provider (MSSP) MKACyber announced its $4.1 million Series A funding round on Jun 19. “MKACyber has worked tirelessly to develop a comprehensive and cost-effective approach to modernizing security operations centers,” Mischel Kwon, CEO and Founder of MKACyber stated.
11GreatHorn Raises $6.3 Million for Cloud Communications Security
On June 21, GreatHorn announced that is has raised a $6.3 million Series A round to help advance its cyber-security platform efforts for cloud communications. “Communication security is where enterprises will define themselves,” GreatHorn Co-Founder and CEO Kevin O’Brien, said in a statement.”They will be known either for using cloud platforms to empower their employees to collaborate more safely and effectively than ever before, or they will be known for being breached, when attackers and criminals target those same employees and get past their legacy security tools.”
12Cybereason Brings in $100 Million
Also on June 21, Cybereason announced a $100 million round of funding that will help the company to grow its endpoint protection platform. “Software is the most powerful force in today’s connected world. People can use its power for good or evil, and the mission of Cybereason is to stop the adversary from gaining an unfair advantage by giving our customers the upper hand,” Lior Div, co-founder and CEO of Cybereason stated.
13JASK Raises $12 Million for Security Artificial Intelligence
On June 28, security firm JASK emerged from stealth mode and announced that it has raised $12 million in a Series A round of funding. “JASK is dedicated to eliminating the inefficiencies within security operations by equipping security analysts with artificial intelligence,” Greg Martin, co-founder and CEO of JASK, wrote in a statement.