Endpoint

1/9/2018
09:05 AM
Connect Directly
Twitter
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
100%
0%

20 Cybersecurity Vendors Getting Venture Capital Love

VCs splashed a record $4B in funding in the cybersecurity pool - here are some highlights among the early- to middle-stage startups who snagged big deals last year.
Previous
1 of 21
Next

Image Source: Adobe Stock

Image Source: Adobe Stock

2017 was a record-smashing year for venture capital funding of cybersecurity startups. According to figures from CBInsights, the year ended with 248 deals totaling $4.06B. A lot of that high funding valuation came on the backs of mega late stage funding for the likes of well-known firms like Crowdstrike, Cybereason, and Exabeam. But there was plenty of cash splashed around for relative newcomers and upstarts, which is where we'll focus on this year's list.

The following 20 firms are primarily early- to middle-stage startups, with a few more mature start-ups that have courted growth equity to change course or expand into a particularly hot new market segment. Our selection criteria this time around was for companies that managed to land a deal for $15 million or more in Series C or earlier funding in 2017.

In the interest of highlighting new firms, we've included only companies that were not already featured in our startup lists in the last two years. Many of these firms have been founded in the past three years and a number of them are notable for acting as first-movers in a particularly hot security niche. Additionally, a number of the firms here are notable for their leadership by security veterans and visionaries. Like the last several years, we've noted these factors.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

Previous
1 of 21
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
MariaColeman
50%
50%
MariaColeman,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/23/2018 | 11:50:24 AM
Cool
Cool one) 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Risk
Jack Jones, Chairman, FAIR Institute,  7/11/2018
Ticketmaster Breach Part of Massive Payment Card Hacking Campaign
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer,  7/10/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-14072
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-15
libsixel 1.8.1 has a memory leak in sixel_decoder_decode in decoder.c, image_buffer_resize in fromsixel.c, and sixel_decode_raw in fromsixel.c.
CVE-2018-14073
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-15
libsixel 1.8.1 has a memory leak in sixel_allocator_new in allocator.c.
CVE-2018-14068
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-15
An issue was discovered in SRCMS V2.3.1. There is a CSRF vulnerability that can add an admin account via admin.php?m=Admin&c=manager&a=add.
CVE-2018-14069
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-15
An issue was discovered in SRCMS V2.3.1. There is a CSRF vulnerability that can add a user account via admin.php?m=Admin&c=member&a=add.
CVE-2018-14066
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-15
The content://wappush content provider in com.android.provider.telephony, as found in some custom ROMs for Android phones, allows SQL injection. One consequence is that an application without the READ_SMS permission can read SMS messages. This affects Infinix X571 phones, as well as various Lenovo p...