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For the past two weeks I’ve been going through some data on 2014 and 2015 cybersecurity funding and M&A and I decided to put together this report which I’ve uploaded to slide share. To make the report I downloaded funding data from my CB Insights student account and Mattermark’s Free Trial and I used Crunchbase for reference. Then I scrubbed the data and categorized all the companies into subsectors to look at trends. I’d love to hear any feedback that you have.
- Apparently the valuation could go as high as $3 billion and they’re looking to expand their investor base beyond A16Z. The round they raised in March apparently valued them at $1.75 billion.
- The traders, working from their suburban homes, provided “shopping lists,” or companies for which they wanted press releases to hackers in Ukraine. The hackers then hacked into news sources such as MarketWired to extract press releases related to the companies.
- The transaction was completed at around 3x FY 2016 Veritas revenue estimates.
- Cybertinel is an endpoint protection company that focuses on protecting against APTs.
- Given out at Black Hat every year, the Pwnie Awards honor the achievements (and failures) in the information security space over the last year. Awards include Best Research and Best Server-Side Bug.
- Gartner lists the company as a vendor of Mobile Application Hardening, Application Shielding and Application Obfuscation. whiteCryption obfuscates code on mobile applications by rearranging blocks of code and renaming symbol key components of code.