List of 200 cybersecurity startups that received venture capital in 2017

VC firms and corporate investors are fueling a trillion-dollar cybersecurity market.

200 cybersecurity startups that received venture capital in 2017
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Cybersecurity Ventures predicts global spending on cybersecurity products and services will exceed $1 trillion cumulatively, from 2017 to 2021.

Where there is opportunity, there will be venture capital firms. Here’s a list of 200 cybersecurity startups that received VC funding in 2017, according to the Cybersecurity Venture Funding Report.

2017 deal flow, by most recent

Dec. 19 — Ataata, a cybersecurity training platform designed to reduce human error in the workplace, closed $3 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Next Frontier Capital, with participation from TEDCO, 2M, SaaS Ventures, and ARRA Capital, among others.

Dec. 14. — Proficio completed a round of funding led by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. The deal’s dollar amount was not disclosed.

Dec. 13. — Upstream Security, an automotive cybersecurity startup, announced a $9 million Series A funding round. The funding round was led by Charles River Ventures, with participation from existing investors.

Dec. 12. — Cog announced $3.5 million in Series A funding from private investment company Grok Ventures and Australian tech venture fund Rampersand.

Dec. 11. — Menlo Security received $40 million in new investment from JPMorgan Chase, American Express, HSBC, Ericsson Ventures, General Catalyst, Sutter Hill Ventures, Osage University Partners, and Engineering Capital.

Dec. 11. — Tempered Networks raised $7 million to fund its “identity-defined networking” technology. Investors in the round include Ignition Partners, Ridge Ventures, Rally Capital, and Fluid Capital.

Dec. 7. — Alcide emerged from stealth by debiting its cloud-friendly network security platform and announcing a $5.2 million round of financing from Intel Capital and Elron.

Dec. 7. — Ecommerce fraud prevention solutions firm NS8 raised $7.5 million in a seed funding round led by early-stage venture capital firm Arbor Ventures.

Dec. 7. — Contrast Security landed strategic corporate investments by AXA Strategic Ventures and Microsoft Ventures, following a Series C round announced in October.

Dec. 6. — Prevoty, a creator of autonomous application protection, secured $13 million in a Series B funding round, led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity.

Dec. 5. — Continuum Security raised an investment round of €1.5 million, led by Swanlaab Venture Factory, a Spanish-Israeli VC fund with offices in Madrid and Tel Aviv.

Dec. 6. — Tel Aviv-based Ironscales, an automated phishing prevention, detection and response provider, secured $6.5 million in Series A funding. K1 Investment Management LLC led the round with participation from return backer RDC.

Dec. 4. — At-Bay launched out of stealth mode late and announced $6 million from a seed funding round led by LightSpeed Venture Partners.

Dec. 1. — Criptext, a startup that provides secure email and messaging for governments and large enterprises, raised $1.2 million in financing from an undisclosed investor.

Nov. 29. — Pwnie Express, a company focused on the IoT security gap, secured $8 million in funding from existing investors.

Nov. 29. — Terbium Labs, a startup that scans the dark web for stolen information, raised $6 million in a funding round led by Glasswing Ventures.

Nov. 29. — ReversingLabs closed a $25 million Series A funding round, led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity and JPMorgan Chase. In related news, Sean Cunningham of Trident Capital Cybersecurity will join the company’s board of directors.

Nov. 21 — SCADAfence, an Israeli IoT cybersecurity company, raised $10 million in Series A financing. Investors included Jerusalem Venture Partners, NexStar Partners, 31Ventures and Global innovation Fund.

Nov. 16 — NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc. invested an undisclosed amount in CounterTack, a provider of behaviour and memo-based Endpoint Detection and Response technology.

Nov. 16 — Tortuga Logic raised $2 million in seed funding from Eclipse Ventures to fund their chip-level system security technology.

Nov. 15 — ReFirm Labs secured $1.5 million in seed-stage capital from DataTribe.

Nov. 14 — Israeli startup Medigate announced $5.35 million seed funding round led by YL Ventures and Blumberg Capital. Medigate plans to continue developing its medical device security platform.

Nov. 14 — WireWheel.io, the developer of a cloud-based data privacy and protection platform, completed a $3.1 million seed round of funding led by PSP Growth.

 Nov. 13 — ThreatQuotient completed a Series C round, receiving $30 million in new financing led by Adams Street Partners.

Nov. 7 — NeuVector raised $7 million in Series A funding in a round led by Nummer Winblad Venture Partners.

Nov. 9 — EclecticIQ announced a Series B investment of €14 million. The investment round was led by Keen Ventures Partners, with participation from existing investors.

Nov. 9 — Enveil, a data security company, secured $4 million in strategic funding. The investment was led by Thomson Reuters.

Nov. 6 — MetricStream completed a $65 million financing round led by Santa Monica, California-based Clearlake Capital.

Nov. 3 — NuID raised $1.64 million in seed funding. The investment was led by Jemison Investment, 8VC, and several angel investors.

Nov. 1 — BigPanda, Inc. raised an additional $23 million in Series B funding — expanding the round to a total of $49 million. Leading this round was Greenfield Partners.

Oct. 31 — Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company, landed $25 million in a Series E round of funding led by Insight Venture Partners.

Oct. 25 — Skybox Security, a cybersecurity management company, raised $150 million in growth equity investment from CVC Capital Partners’ Growth Fund and Pantheon.

Oct. 25 — PacketSled, a company that provides customers with automated network visibility, detection, incident response, and forensics in the cloud, announced a $5 million Series A round of financing led by Keshif Ventures.

Oct. 24 — Nanolock Security, Inc., a company that specializes in protecting connected and Internet of Things (IoT) devices against malware attacks, received $4.5 million from the Awz Homeland Security Fund, a Canadian venture capital fund that invests exclusively in Israeli cybersecurity, intelligence, and physical security technology.

Oct. 24 — Averon, a developer of mobile identity verification technology, closed a $8.3 million Series A financing round headed by Avalon Ventures.

Oct. 24 — KnowBe4, which operates in the security awareness and simulated phishing attack market, secured $30 million in growth capital financing in a round led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity group and Elephant. The company’s total financing has now hit $44 million.

Oct. 23 — Shift Technology completed a $28 million Series B funding round, with investment from Accel, General Catalyst, Elaia Partners, and Iris Capital.

Oct. 23 — Wells Fargo & Company announced that innovative cybersecurity software startup SimSpace has joined the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator.

Oct. 19 — Contrast Security, a pioneer in self-protecting software with security safeguards built into applications, completed a $30 million Series C financing round. It was led by new investor Battery Ventures.

Oct. 19 — Intezer, a startup focusing on malware and detection, raised $8 million in Series A funding in a round led by Intel Capital. Magma and Samsung NEXT were co-investors.

Oct. 18 — Duo Security joined the billion-dollar startup club by closing $70 million in a Series D funding round led by Meritech Capital Partners and Lead Edge Capital. The company’s valuation now reaches $1.17 billion.

Oct. 17 — Feedzai, a company that harnesses artificial intelligence to manage risk and fight fraud, secured a $50 Series C funding round led by an undisclosed investor. Existing investor Sapphire Ventures also participated in the round.

Oct. 13 — Norwind Capital led a $5 million capital raise into Munich-based cybersecurity software company DriveLock.

Oct. 13 — Blue Hexagon attracted the attention of Benchmark. The venture firm just lead a $6 million Series A round, marking Blue Hexagon’s first institutional funding round.

Oct. 12 — Cybersecurity rating and risk-monitoring platform SecurityScorecard raised $27.5 million in a Series C round of funding led by Nokia’s global venture capital arm, Nokia Growth Partners.

Oct. 11 — Shift Left, a cloud security company, closed a $9.3 million Series A funding round, led by Bain Capital Ventures and Mayfield.

Oct. 11 — Attivo Networks, which provides deception solutions for cybersecurity defense, raised $21 million in Series C venture capital funding. The round was led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity, with participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Omidyar Technology Ventures.

Oct. 5 — Evernym, a developer of self sovereign identity technologies, raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Outlier Ventures.

Sept. 27 — Bastille confirms $27 million in Series B funding round from Bessemer Venture Partners, Spinnaker VC, Comcast, Keel Funds, Ballentine Partners, and individual investors. The Series B brings Bastille’s funding total to date to $40 million.

Sept. 26 — Kanata’s inBay Technologies landed $1 million in seed financing from Netherlands-based Ramphastos Investments and a local “super angel” represented by Ottawa’s Tongda One Partners.

Sept. 21 — Cybersecurity firm Securonix raised $29 million in Series A funding. The funding round was led by Volition Capital. Eight Roads Ventures also participated in the round.

Sept. 20 — Evident raised $8.8 million in Series A financing. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates.

Sept. 20 — Digital Shadows, a British cybersecurity firm, raised $26 million in a Series C funding round led by venture capital firm Octopus Ventures.

Sept. 19 — Brooklyn-based Capsule8 closed $6 million in Series A funding in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners.

Sept. 19 — Aqua Security, a Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup, raised $25 million in a Series B round of financing led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Sept. 19 — Threat Stack, a comprehensive intrusion detection platform, announced that it raised $45 million in a Series C funding round, led by F-Prime Capital Partners.

Sept. 18 — AppGuard LLC secured more than $30 million in a Series B financing round, led by Japan’s JTB Corporation.

Sept. 12 — Cybersecurity training course provider Cybrary closed on $3.5 million in Series A funding in a round led by Arthur Ventures.

Sept. 11 — Vertex Ventures backed a $4 million seed investment in Israeli cybersecurity firm Axonius.

Sept. 7 — Israeli cybersecurity company SIGA Data Security raised $3.5 million from Canadian venture capital fund Awz Homeland Security.

Sept. 5 — Identity Management startup ForgeRock announced an $88 million Series D investment round led by Accel with participation from KKR, Meritech Capital Partners, and Foundation Capital. This brings the total to more than $140 million raised to date.

Aug. 30 — Cybersecurity start-up Qadium raised $40 million in second-round funding led by later-stage venture capital firm Institutional Venture Partners.

Aug. 29 — LookingGlass Cyber Solutions raised $26.3 million. New investors include Eastwood Capital and Triangle Peak Partners. Current investors Alsop Louie Partners, Neuberger Berman, and New Spring Capital also contributed.

Aug. 28 — Anonyome Labs closed a $20.4 million Series B round. Existing investors, including Symantec CEO Greg Clark and Crosspoint Ventures founder John Mumford, and new investors, including LifeLock founder Todd Davis, Ariba co-founder Ken Eldred, and Hanna Ventures, all participated in the funding round.

Aug. 23 — Forward Networks announced $16 million in Series B venture capital. The round, which brings the company’s total fundraising to $27 million, was led by DFJ, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz and A.Capital Ventures.

Aug. 23 — Emailage received a $10 million growth equity investment. Anthos Capital led the investment, with participation from Radian Capital, Wipro Ventures, Mucker Capital, and Tallwave Capital.

Aug. 22 — Cybersecurity company Druva raised $80 million in a round led by Riverwood Capital. The round also included participation from previous backers Sequoia Capital India, Nexus Venture Partners, and Tenaya Capital, among others.

Aug. 22 — Versive announced it raised an additional $12.7 million in funding from investors, including Vulcan Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Goldman Sachs, and Formation 8.

Aug. 17 — ZingBox, a leading IoT security solution provider, announced it raised $22 million in a Series B funding round led by Dell Technologies Capital and Triventures.

Aug. 16 — Respond Software, a provider of automated cybersecurity threat protection, emerged from stealth and announced it raised $12 million in Series A funding led by CRV and Foundation Capital.

Aug. 14 — Dragos, Inc. announced it received a $10 million Series A round of venture capital from co-lead investors Energy Impact Partners (EIP) and Allegis Capital, with additional support from DataTribe 

Aug. 9 — Socure announced it closed a $13.9 million Series B round of funding led by Commerce Ventures, with participation from Flint Capital, Work-Bench, Santander InnoVentures, and Two Sigma Ventures, among others.

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