This week’s deals reflect a rising investor appetite in cybersecurity solutions across industries. Arkose Labs’s whopping $70 million Series C funding round highlights the bunch,
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This period’s deals are all about buffing up the enterprise’s ability to manage digital identity, reflecting capital increasingly deployed towards managing data in a privacy preserving fashion. OneTrust highlights the latter trend, securing $300 million of Series C funding for its privacy-centered platform helping enterprises stay compliance-ready (via tools like encryption, access controls, etc.). Also featured are Very Good Security’s $60 million of funding for accelerating the growing consumer base it has built for its data security platform, and iLobby’s $100 million in development capital to accelerate its growth in the PIAM space.
Top Deals This Week
Developer and manufacturer of tablet-based visitor registration and management platform designed for streamlining the management of visitors. The company's SaaS-based platform optimizes the front desk by streamlining the management of visitors and contractors with a convenient self-serve checkpoint, enabling governments, banks, airports and retailers to improve operational efficiency and enhance branding.
The company received $100 million of development capital from Insight Partners on January 5, 2021. The funding will catalyze the company's growth and help continue to protect facilities in regulated, compliance, and security-focused verticals.
Developer of a technology platform designed for tackling privacy management. The company's comprehensive, integrated, technology-based services include readiness and privacy impact assessments, data inventory and mapping automation, website scanning and consent management, subject rights requests, incident reporting and vendor risk management, helping businesses globally to comply with data privacy regulations across sectors and jurisdictions, including the EU GDPR and privacy shield.
The company raised $300 million of Series C venture funding in a deal led by TCV on December 21, 2020, putting the company's pre-money valuation at $4.8 billion. Insight Partners, Coatue Management and other undisclosed investors also participated in the round.
Developer of a data security platform designed to transfer data without any security breach. The company's platform offers protection services to secure payments, medical records, big data, communication and secured forms by keeping the data safe without making any changes in the system, enabling the companies to store sensitive data without liability or compliance concerns.
The company raised $60 million of Series C venture funding in a deal led by Vertex Ventures US on December 18, 2020. Goldman Sachs Growth Equity, Brighter Capital and Andreessen Horowitz also participated in the round. This funding will be used to support Very Good Security's accelerating growth, as the company more than doubled its customer base in 2020.
Vertex Ventures US is an early-stage venture capital firm. The firm focused exclusively on enterprise and deep- tech investing. The firm starts & invests in companies that transform large markets through software and data. The firm is part of a global network of funds seeded by Temasek. The Vertex Network invests in separately managed funds in the US, China, Israel, India, and Southeast Asia. The firm is based in Palo Alto, California.
Active Portfolio - 25
Investments (TTM) - 12
Med. Round Amount - $8.80M
Med. Valuation - $28.50M
# of Exits - 10
Investors in this week’s deals reflect rapid growth in the digital identity market, causing companies to reach high valuations and raise new rounds to expand
This week’s deals have their attention on the education sector’s rising cybersecurity threats and secure, remote proctor service needs. Most notably, Sift raised $50 million
This week’s deals reflect a market desire to fund solutions that better secure identity verification processes. Most notably, Signifyd raised $205 million through a combination
OWI has been tracking rising investor interest in funding platforms that are increasing their offerings for identity and document verification, fighting for market share through
The biggest deals that took place this past week highlight a growing trend of tech players increasing their valuations rapidly by raising large rounds of